choosing a college degree

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. […]

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 […]

Not sure what to study now that you’ve decided to go back to college? You’re not alone. If you’re like most adult learners, you’re heading back to school to advance or change your career. (Good for you, by the way.) So, of course, you want to succeed in the classroom. Before you do, you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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, […]

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 reports that increases in the number of degrees conferred is expected to continue through academic year 2021-22. A recent […]

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. […]

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 […]