finishing college

Getting a doctorate could be one of your biggest life achievements—provided you can make it to the finish line. Drop out rates vary by discipline, but as many as 50 percent of students don’t complete their doctorate. In order to succeed, you must understand what’s at stake—and what’s expected of you—then develop a plan that […]

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” That’s what Aristotle said, and what rings true more often than not—especially when it comes to something like a college degree. It’s no small task to earn a college degree. So if you’re going after yours, it means that you want something. And what you […]

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. […]

College interruptus. Definition A relatively common condition characterized by something getting in the way of finishing your college degree. Proof: According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 4 out of 6 young students at four-year institutions receive a degree within six years, while just 20% of those at two-year institutions graduate within three years. […]

If you’re an adult considering returning to college, you’re not alone. A large percentage of today’s higher learning landscape is made of adult learners who have gone back to college in order to earn or finish a degree. Maybe you started school in the past but weren’t able to finish.  Or, maybe you’re thinking about […]

High unemployment rates. A saturated workforce environment. The demise of lifetime job security. Enough of the gloom, doom and despair, already. In spite of the challenges of the last few years, plenty of people are succeeding at finding a job and surviving the current job market. Many, in fact, are thriving. You can, too. Here […]