Degree Decisions Stories

December 17 2017, 3:19PM PST

The Benefits of Online Education

The main benefit of earning a degree online is that you can earn your degree around your work and family schedule. This means that people who would otherwise be unable now have a way to attend college and earn a degree. However, there are many other benefits of earning a degree online that aren't as obvious. According to PR-GB.com:

Learning online through a distance learning college offers the same quality and degree weight that would be received through a traditional [Read More]

Expand Your Career with a Business Degree

Many students struggle with choosing a major, and many more struggle with attending grad school to earn their MBA. However, recent statistics have shown that earning a business degree may be the quickest way into a high-paying job. According to PRWeb:

"The field of finance is hot right now and the job outlook is expected to stay strong," says Business-Programs.com. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting jobs are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, [Read More]

The Most Popular Online Degrees

Between April and May of 2007, eLearners.com took count of the number of students who visited their site seeking information on different online degrees. The following degrees were those that received the most page views:

Associate Degree Programs
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education

Bachelor's Degree Programs
Criminal Justice
Business Administration
Health Administration

Master's Degree Programs
Business Administration
Health Administration

eLearners.com is a web database that connects students to online colleges and universities that offers programs that [Read More]

Paying for Grad School

There are three major sources of funding for a graduate school education: individual, federal, and school. When deciding how you're going to fund your graduate school education, consider this advice on the forms of funding from GradSchoolTips:

If at all possible, it's best to pay for as much of your graduate school as possible without resorting to borrowing. Many grad students find that, with their considerable knowledge of a subject matter, they're able to make money tutoring school kids or even [Read More]

Top Ten Part-Time MBA Programs

If you're looking to enroll in a part-time MBA program, then you may be interested in these rankings of the top ten part-time MBA programs from MBA Admission:

  1. University of Chicago
  2. NYU (Stern)
  3. Northwestern (Kellogg)
  4. UCLA (Anderson)
  5. Michigan
  6. Berkeley (Haas)
  7. USC (Marshall)
  8. DePaul
  9. Maryland (Smith)
  10. Babson

The following things were considered to determine these rankings: opinions of individuals from top MBA reporting firms, opinions of graduates of the program, recruiter perspectives, incoming student qualifications, [Read More]

Preparing for the LSAT

If you're considering going into law school, then you'll need to be prepared to take the LSAT exam. The SAT is a standardized test that is required of students that are applying to law school. According to Peterson's, the LSAT is broken down in this manner:

The two Logical Reasoning sections assess your ability to analyze and evaluate arguments. You will not only have to determine whether arguments are strong or weak, you'll also have to understand precisely why they are [Read More]

MBA or No?

If you're debating on whether or not to go back to school for your MBA, then you're going to need to evaluate your reasons for wanting to return for a higher degree. The following questions from MBAAdvice were designed to help students evaluate their reasons for pursuing an MBA:

  • Does getting an MBA allow you to pursue a career about which you are passionate?
  • Does getting an MBA allow you to do something at which you can achieve excellence? Does it [Read More]

Understanding Grad School Terminology

If you've ever been in a situation where a teacher or student talked about an assistantship and you weren't quite sure what that was, then you may need to brush up on your grad school terminology. The following definitions for grad school terms are provided by Peterson's:

Assistantships are available at many schools with graduate programs, and can be teaching or research centered. In exchange for completing some work or research for the school, you���re offered free or reduced tuition [Read More]

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