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College degrees with the highest future demand and salaries

A search of the key phrase “internet careers” nets almost 1 billion results. And yet there was a time when such a thing did not exist. Thirty years ago, adult learners and college students had absolutely no clue there would be a technology revolution like we’ve had. And certainly no one anticipated a career that […]

Choose a college degree with help from an academic advisor

First century author Publilius Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” Although you probably seek the counsel of friends and family about the trivial things in life, such as, “What’s a good restaurant for an anniversary dinner?” or “Where’s the cheapest vacation spot for families?” if you’re like most people, you […]

How to interview students and alumni at colleges you're interested in attending

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 […]

Earning my college degree - how long will it take?

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. […]

Tips for talking to your spouse about finishing your college degree

“I have nothing to wear,” says the wife. “I have nothing to wear,” says the husband. Both say the same thing, but is what they say really what they mean? Her translation: “There’s nothing in my closet I want to wear.” His translation: “It’s time to do laundry.” While perhaps an exaggeration of a stereotype, […]

If you're unemployed, you might want to consider going back to school.

Unemployment stinks. Oh, sure, it’s fun for a little while. Staying up late into the wee hours. Channel surfing infomercials. Playing video games. Reading the latest bestseller. But day after day, week after week or month after month of lackluster job opportunities, unproductive interviews and dwindling bank accounts? Not so fun. It’s time for change. […]

Be a role model for your kids - finish your degree.

If there’s one thing we tell kids it’s this: stay in school. We celebrate their educational milestones with graduation parties at every turn, including kindergarten and 8th grade. We applaud loudly and beam proudly when they earn their high school diploma or pass the GED. (Remember Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who made front-page news when […]

For-profit vs. non-profit colleges

Cats vs. dogs. Pepperoni vs. sausage. Admit it. You have a favorite. A favorite cola, favorite pet, favorite pizza topping. It’s okay. Everyone does. We can’t help it. We live in a comparison nation that loves to take sides. But when it comes to the non-profit vs. for-profit college or university debate, which side are […]

Do you want to change careers? Maybe it's time to go back to school.

According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, changing careers ranks among the top 20 most stressful life events; even higher if you’ve lost a job or been through a business readjustment. There is something you can do, however, to change careers successfully, smoothly and with confidence: finish your college degree. While the U.S. Department […]