choosing a college degree

Choosing a college or a college degree - which comes first?

Deciding to go back to college is a big decision. And now that you’ve made the decision and feel good about it, along come a slew of other, equally weighty decisions: Which degree should I get? Should I finish my degree online? How can I position myself for success? How do I pay for college […]

Here's 8 of the top reasons students choose an online degree program

Whether you want to take a few online classes or finish your degree 100% online, there’s no shortage of reasons to choose an online degree. Here are eight of the best. Balance. Online degrees let you fit classes into your crazy, jam-packed schedule, making it easier to keep up with work, family, social stuff and […]

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 […]

Academic accreditation(s) correlate directly to academic quality

“I is a college graduate.” Oh sure, the T-shirt is funny. The lack of quality education behind it? Not so much. Going back to college as an adult is no laughing matter. It takes time, effort, dedication, commitment and a whole host of other things to go back to school—especially if you’re juggling work, home, […]

Is a Business Administration degree right for you? Find out!

What’s popular among students and equally in demand by employers? A business administration degree. So say the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and U.S. News & World Report. NCES reported a 27.5% uptick in bachelor’s degrees conferred during the five-year period ending 2004. A recent NACE […]

Consider this holistic approach as you decide what college degree is right for you.

What do biomedical engineering, event planning and bicycle repair have in common? They’re among the fastest growing occupations, so says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its report, “Occupational Employment Projections to 2020.” Good to know, since keeping up with what’s hot in the future can help you decide what to major in now. […]

Put these helpful hints to work in your favor when deciding which college degree program is right for you.

When you’re a kid, someone invariably asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” From firefighter to president, from teacher to trash truck driver, and from lawyer to rock star, we’re all somehow able to answer the question. At such a young age, we don’t know much of anything about work, life […]

Consider these thoughts when thinking about an online bachelor's degree.

When you’re thinking of investing time, energy, resources and money—not to mention hopes, dreams and aspirations—into something like an online college education, it’s natural to want to be sure it makes the grade. And with online degree programs being a fairly recent education option, it’s wise to brush up on the subject before making your […]

Want to earn more money? Consider furthering your education.

When 36-year old Melissa decided to finish her college degree, she assumed it would help her in the salary department—at least a little. Turns out, “a little” was far more than Melissa imagined. In fact, earning her bachelor’s degree nearly doubled her annual earnings. “I was shocked at the salary disparity between those with just […]

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