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Since school is starting up soon, it’s a great time for a “Back to School” infographic. Check out some interesting statistics, and if you like what you see, please share it!

“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, […]

Parents have been navigating the daycare dilemma for as long as there have been kids and families. Short of staying home with the kids all day and quitting your job, what’s a parent to do when juggling work, kids and classes? Until recently, options for finding quality yet affordable childcare was somewhat limited for adult […]

If only … I could finish my degree. If only … I could afford to go back to school. If only … going back to college worked with my crazy schedule. If only … it was more convenient to take classes. If only … if only … if only … The “if only” game. We’ve […]

You’re not a kid anymore. And, truthfully, aren’t you glad? Besides the obvious perks of adulthood such as making your own decisions, being an adult affords you something special in the college classroom: autonomy. Studies show that as an adult student, you possess a greater sense of maturity along with your life experiences, making you […]

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 […]

Skipping class is hardly an option if you’re an adult returning to college. Chances are, you (or your employer) are paying your tuition, so you’ll want to make every class count. Even if that’s not the case, it’s quite likely that you’re extremely motivated to finish your degree so you can change or advance your […]

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. […]

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. […]

According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, changing careers ranks among the top 20 most stressful life events; even higher if you’ve lost a job or been through a business readjustment. There is something you can do, however, to change careers successfully, smoothly and with confidence: finish your college degree. While the U.S. Department […]