Going Back to School Blog Posts

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Top Skills Adults Are Going Back to School for in 2019

by Sonya Krakoff

With a new year comes new resolutions, both personal and professional, so it's no wonder that January is typically when adults think about going back to school to advance their careers. We asked our program directors to give us insights into the top transferable skills adults are going back to school for this year. READ MORE >>

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Overcoming the Challenges of Going Back to School as an Adult Learner

by Sonya Krakoff

While making the decision to go back to school is  exciting, it also can be intimidating. Going back to school as an adult is a very different experience from going back to school as a traditional-age student, and poses a unique set of challenges. READ MORE >>

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How Important Is a College Degree in 2018?

by Sonya Krakoff

Many prospective students find themselves wondering if it's worth pursuing a degree, or even if it's necessary in today's world. How important is a college degree, really? We explore the reasons why getting a degree is still a smart choice. READ MORE >>

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How to Prepare for Going Back to School as an Adult

by Sonya Krakoff

Making the decision to enroll in a degree program can be intimidating for many adults. If you're wondering how to prepare for going back to school as an adult, here are the top things to keep in mind.  READ MORE >>

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Consider Earning an Interdisciplinary Online Bachelor's Degree

by Melissa Marcello

Online degrees like integrated studies, liberal arts and interdisciplinary social sciences can be good options for working adults. Find out why you should consider earning an interdisciplinary online bachelor's degree. READ MORE >>

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What to Go Back to School For? 5 Top-Rated, Career-Driven Degrees

by Sonya Krakoff

If you're trying to decide what to go back to school for as an adult, here are five top-rated, career-driven degrees to consider. READ MORE >>

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Weigh Earning a Second Bachelor's Degree Online

by Melissa Marcello

Deciding what type of online degree or certificate is best for a potential career shift can be challenging: should you pursue a second bachelor's degree online or a more advanced online credential? Here are three cases when a second undergraduate degree may make the most sense. READ MORE >>

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The Great Debate: Is College Worth the Cost?

by Sonya Krakoff

In recent years, more and more people are wondering if college is worth the cost, in light of high tuition rates and student loan debt. The answer is yes - and here's why. READ MORE >>

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The Nine Assets Successful Adult Students Bring With Them to College

by Mika Nash

In a nation in which just 38% of adult students graduate each year, the success stories are particularly salient. What enables some students to persevere through untold obstacles to graduation? The adult students who make it to graduation have several assets in common.  READ MORE >>

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The Top 5 Characteristics of a Best Online College

by Sonya Krakoff

What truly makes an institution a "best online college"? There's some debate about the criteria by which online colleges are rated, but it's generally agreed that engaged and experienced faculty, student support, high-quality curriculum, accessible and dynamic classrooms, and regional accreditation are essential to creating a top online college.  READ MORE >>

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The Benefits of Going Back to School: Higher Earning Potential for College Graduates 

by Sonya Krakoff

Making the decision to go back to school to earn a degree can be difficult, and you may find yourself wondering if it's really worth it. While there are many meaningful benefits associated with getting a degree, perhaps the most quantifiable is the earning potential for college graduates as compared with those with no degree.  READ MORE >>

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10 Top Reasons to Go Back to School This Fall

by Sonya Krakoff


If you've been considering going back to school to start or finish your degree, it might feel like it's never the right time: when you're busy with family commitments and work responsibilities, finding the time to fit school in can seem like an impossible challenge. That's why there's no better time than right now to take the plunge! With back-to-school season quickly approaching, your degree is likely on your mind, and there's still time to apply for a fall start. Need convincing? Here are the top reasons to go back to school this fall.  READ MORE >>