Degree Decisions Stories

January 17 2018, 9:02PM PST

Finding a Part-Time College: The Benefits of Choosing an Online School

While just about any traditional university will allow students to take only a part-time course load, a traditional school will not always have class schedules that will work for students who need to take care of other responsibilities in addition to their schoolwork. If you need to work during the day and take care of your kids in the evening, you're going to have a hard time finding a part-time college that offers classes during the night hours when you're available. [Read More]

Finding an Accredited Online College

When you're shopping for an online school, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind in order to find the best online college for you. Here are some tips on how to find the best online college:

Look for Schools with Accreditation

In the U.S., there are six main college accrediting agencies: Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western. When you looking for a school's accreditation, make sure that they list one of these [Read More]

Online College Applications: What to Expect

Filling out an online college application is not so much different than filling out an application for a traditional college. You'll need to include basic information such as your name, phone number, address, social security number, etc. You'll also need to include the names and addresses of any other postsecondary schools you're earned credits in as well as the name and address of your high school. Depending on your age, you may even need to offer some information [Read More]

Interview: Carol G. Williams, PhD, Associate Provost, Abilene Christian University

Carol G. Williams, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Provost for Distance Education and Service for Abilene Christian University joins us to discuss their distance education degree programs.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at Abilene Christian University.

Abilene Christian University currently offers two master's degree online, the Master of Education in Leadership of Learning (educational administration) and the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution. We have several other master's degrees [Read More]

Online Students Have a New Option

Starting in the fall of 2007, the University of North Carolina will begin offering all of their online degree programs through one unified system. According to NBC17.com:

The website is a one-stop shop. It offers more than 130 online degrees, certificates, and licenses offered by the 16 UNC campuses.

It also offers special sections with information tailored for community college students and military personnel and their dependents based in North Carolina.

This collection of online degree programs is one of the largest in [Read More]

Judging the Reputability of an Online School

Unfortunately, just like in every other business, there are colleges out there that begin with one goal in mind: offer a mediocre education and charge high fees. These "diploma mills" will give you a diploma, for a heavy fee, and confirm your diploma with potential employers. However, the learning you'll receive will be sup-par at best, and you may find that you're horribly unprepared to enter the workforce in your field.

In order to avoid diploma mills, consider this advice from [Read More]

Is an MBA Worth the Money?

Many students that are considering pursuing an MBA ask themselves this question prior to enrolling in graduate school: is the cost of an MBA worth the end-result? In part, the answer depends on how hard you work, what type of program you enroll in, and the state of the economy upon your graduation. However, many studies show that MBA graduates earn significantly more than their non-MBA holding business professionals. Consider this advice from Hobsons' MBA Central:

At a time of global [Read More]

Online Healthcare Degrees Remain Most Popular

As the baby boomer generation had aged, the demand for qualified healthcare providers has compounded. The result has been a boom in healthcare jobs as well as those interested in the field of healthcare. Colleges that offer online degrees have noted this phenomenon with the high enrollment numbers in their online healthcare programs. According to USPRwire:

With the continuing shortage of qualified professionals in the news, health care programs remain at the top of the list for students seeking an online [Read More]

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