undergraduate degree

Here's a profile of what an average online student looks like.

Not everyone is cut out to be an athlete, chef or author. Nor can everyone successfully telecommute, work the third shift, or hold two jobs. Personality, preferences, temperament, habit—they all factor in. Same with online learning. Sure, online studies are awesome, but it takes a certain kind of person to excel at online learning and […]

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. […]

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 […]

College degree programs with high growth and salaries through 2020

Go ahead—study what you want. The latest statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook show ample career opportunities for those who’ve earned an undergraduate degree. To really be in demand and garner some of the best available salaries, choose a quality university with relevant curriculum and pursue a bachelor’s degree […]

Find out if a Business Forensics Degree is right for you.

Going back to school is an easy decision if you’re looking to change careers. Figuring out what to get your degree in? Well, that requires a little more self-exploration. Here are 5 ways to know if a business forensics degree program may be right for you. You’re a self-proclaimed math geek. If you’re the type […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most popular online degree program? A business degree.

If online degrees had a popularity contest, there would be one clear winner. A new survey found that business degrees (primarily business administration degrees or management degrees) are the most popular. That goes for both undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The study was conducted by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research* and says that the average […]

Five tips for avoiding academic fatigue

Tired. Weary. Burned out. Worn down. Drained. Stick-a-fork-in-me-done. Whatever you call it, there will probably come a point in which you’ll feel absolutely exhausted by everything going on in your life. It’s tough stuff juggling academic studies, family and work responsibilities all at the same time. Why, it can be enough to have you thinking […]

Adopt a mindset for academic success - think outside the box!

Achieving academic excellence is all in your head or so it’s been said. Forgive the Dr. Seuss-like rhyme, but the truth is, when it comes to academic success, the mind is an undeniably powerful player. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Carol S. Dweck points out that a student’s mindset originates […]