Going Back to School Blog Posts

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

by Sonya Krakoff |  March 9, 2018

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 |  February 28, 2018

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 |  January 11, 2018

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 |  November 8, 2017

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 |  August 16, 2017

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 |  July 24, 2017

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 |  July 19, 2017


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 >>