Before computers, smart phones, and Google ruled our everyday world, one of the best ways to make a decision was to take a sheet of paper, draw a dividing line and label one side “Pros” and the other side “Cons.” Then you’d brainstorm as many pros and cons surrounding your decision (whatever it was), adding […]

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” That’s what Aristotle said, and what rings true more often than not—especially when it comes to something like a college degree. It’s no small task to earn a college degree. So if you’re going after yours, it means that you want something. And what you […]

Ever hear the phrase, “Heard it straight from the horse’s mouth”? Of course that just means getting information directly from the source. There’s no better way to inform your college degree decision than by talking to people who know—enrolled students and graduates. Think of talking to current students and alumni as conducting what’s known in […]

Would you hide your money under a mattress and expect it to earn interest? Of course not. But that’s exactly what getting your degree from an unaccredited college or university is like: It may seem like a good idea, but it yields no return on your investment. The truth is, accreditation matters very much. Before […]

Merriam-Webster calls it, “careful or diligent search.” “It” is what Google, Bing, Yahoo and Wikipedia give to the world: the means to quickly and conveniently gather and organize information about pretty much anything and everything. All this data readily available at your fingertips makes it easy to gather as much information as you can about […]

“Focus on the future,” say progressives. “Go where the money is,” say relatives who don’t want you moving in. “Don’t settle for less than personal fulfillment,” say those who beat a different drum. So goes the advice of many for how to choose your college degree. But why choose based on only one end result? […]

Two years. Four years. Six years. Seventeen years. Ask how long it takes to earn a college degree and you’ll get as many different answers as people. That’s because how long it takes depends on a whole bunch of things; like timing, course offerings, work schedules, full- or part-time attendance—even you and your study habits. […]

Decisions, decisions, decisions. First, you have to decide whether or not to go back to college. (Yes.) Then you gotta choose a college degree program to major in. (Check.) Now you need to figure out if you should go into the classroom, enroll in an online degree program or some hybrid combination of both. (Read on.) Here are […]

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with asking someone else’s advice. On the one hand, we want to hear what the people we know, love and respect have to say—especially when it aligns with what we want to hear. On the other, we don’t want to hear something that may challenge us, cause us […]

It’s the chicken-and-egg question of going back to college: Which comes first, choosing a career or choosing a college degree? While there are pros and cons to both, many would agree it makes the most sense to choose a career before choosing a degree. Why? It’s a classic example of quality versus quantity. By choosing […]