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Choose your college degree wisely. Balance personal satisfaction with salary & career outlooks.

“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? […]

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. […]

Should I earn my degree online or on-campus?

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 […]

Follow your dreams and aspirations, not someone else's.

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 […]

Choosing a career first, then a college degree

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 […]

Choosing a college degree? Know your strengths and weaknesses.

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 […]

Four Resources for Finding College Scholarships

Looking for effective ways to find free money to pay for college? Maybe you’ve already gone online to search for “free money for college,” “college scholarships for adults,” or “comprehensive listing of available scholarships.” The web, of course, is an incredible and robust resource for finding information and resources for going back to college. But there’s a […]

Online classes are awesome. Here's six reasons why.

“Awesome.” It’s one small word that means “extraordinary.” But more than just being a buzzword for the 80s (and beyond), it’s also a great word to describe why the average online student chooses to study online. But in case you need a little more detail about online degrees and online classes than “they’re awesome,” we’ve spelled it […]

Online education has become more and more popular over the last decade

A down economy, a down stock market, a downturn in retail, consumer spending, and even family vacations. Here’s something that’s on the rise: online education. A new study from online education solutions partner The Learning House, Inc. says online education is not only up, it’s skyrocketing. According to “Online College Students 2012: Comprehensive Data on […]

Considerations when thinking of earning your MBA

Is an MBA always worth the effort? Short answer: no. That’s not to say you shouldn’t go to graduate school; only that it’s not for everyone. Going to grad school is a major decision. It requires a certain investment of time, money and energy. And even though it amps up your professional credentials and carries […]