5 Things you’ll be Happy you Learned Before Starting Online College

A lot of people can benefit from the flexibility of earning a degree online: stay at home parents, students who relocate often, people with full-time jobs looking to advance their careers, and active military members, just to name a few. There’s no doubt that learning online is advantageous. That being said, it requires a different kind of preparation than attending school on-campus. Both are new environments for learning, but they’re very different. So, before you get started, here are five […]

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The Fastest-Growing Jobs and the Degrees to Get You There

Most people think about how marketable/hirable a certain degree will make them when deciding what to go to school for. There are lulls and surges in every industry, and it’s good to narrow your options down to an education that both helps you fulfill your passions and can get you a stable job. Here are a few booming job titles that might be of interest to you, and the online degree programs you can take to get you on the […]

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Census Confirms More Adults have College Degrees

The U.S. Census Bureau recently put out new data from the American Community Survey. The data consisted of a lot of interesting findings, but among them was the fact that the percentage of adults with college degrees has increased by 2% over the past five years. In 2009, 28% of adults were degree-holders, but as of 2014, some 30% of adults have graduated with a bachelor’s or higher. There are roughly 3,100 counties in the United States, and about 1,000 […]

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How does Bernie Sanders plan to make College Education Free?

Rumor has it that democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wants to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Surely no one would oppose such a plan – after all, education costs are downright prohibitive for a lot of people. But how does he plan on making it happen? Is it even possible? Seeing as he’s made it one of the biggest aspects of his campaign, Sanders obviously thinks that it is most certainly a possibility. He claims that he was […]

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Best Gifts for the Online College Student in your Life

A lot of people underestimate the amount of work goes into being an online college student. Just like attending school on-campus, these students sit through lectures, pore over textbooks for hours, and enjoy all the stress of finals. If you know someone who is taking classes online and are wondering what to get them as a holiday gift, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of all the things the online student in your life is looking for.   A […]

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An Analysis of The Safest Schools for Women

A little over a year ago, President Obama reported, “An estimated one in five women have been sexually assaulted during her college years…of those assaults, only 12 percent are reported, and of those reported assaults, only a fraction of the offenders are punished.” While sexual assault can happen to anyone, men included, women are the forefront of concern. These reports are wildly astounding, which makes it hard for parents to wave goodbye to their daughters going to college. Colleges are […]

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No More Excuses: The Most Affordable Four-Year Online Colleges

So you want to go back to school, but you keep putting it off. What’s your excuse? That you don’t have time? That it’s too expensive? In this day and age, there’s a solution for that. These online colleges allow you to earn a four-year degree on your own schedule, and they’ve also managed to implement a tuition model that’s much more affordable than what you’ve probably seen. These schools won’t hit you with hidden fees – they’re the cheapest, […]

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This All-Inclusive Online School is Helping Undocumented Students

For students living in America without legal documents, higher-education often seems like a far-off dream. It’s not illegal for them to attend school, but they’re completely unable to get government assistance, and with tuition on the rise, very few undocumented students can attend school without it. One little-known online university is taking mercy on these students by not charging tuition and not requiring any proof of legal status. Aptly named, University of the People has been garnering the attention of […]

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The Top Online Colleges for Veterans in 2015

Since Veteran’s Day has just passed, we figured a great way to keep our vets in mind is to consider how they can further their educations and get better jobs after they have finished serving. The MilitaryTimes recently released a list of the best schools for vets, basing their decisions mainly on a 120-question survey they used to evaluate different schools. They also used newly-released public data from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department, and three Education Department databases. Without […]

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Stay Sharp over Fall Break!

With Thanksgiving coming up, you’re probably making the trek home to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. It’s a short break in comparison with summer and winter breaks, but nonetheless, you need to keep your head in the game so that you’ll be ready to take on finals a few weeks after your return. No one is asking you to do homework while you enjoy some football and turkey (unless you’ve been assigned homework, in which case, you should […]

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