Degree Decisions Stories

January 20 2018, 7:08PM PST

Funding Grad School

Continuing your education and going to graduate school to earn your master's degree or PhD sounds like a great idea, but how do you fund such extensive education? During tough economic times, many schools have less money to fund grad students which will lower your chances of affording school. But, if you really want to up your odds, there are some things you should know. US News offers some tips on how to get financial aid for your graduate school [Read More]

Top 10 Electrical Engineering Schools

Electrical engineers design and develop electrical equipment. Mathematical principles are at the basis of engineering, and are used to help electrical engineers to develop devices such as electric motors, machinery controls, and more. Electrical engineer degree holders design the electrical systems of vehicles, radars and navigation, and aircraft. Electrical engineering degree courses cover robotics, integrated circuits, power systems, and computer hardware design. Us News has ranked to best undergraduate engineering schools that specialize in electrical, electronics, [Read More]

Top College Admissions Changes

Financial cutbacks and budget crises in our public universities across the country are changing the typical admissions protocol from years back. US news and World Report talks about 5 things you might find different about the admissions process this year.

1. SATs won't count as much. Students who get good grades but score poorly on tests will have a better shot of getting into their dream schools. College officials say more students are taking ACTs. And some college admissions officers say [Read More]

Top 10 Freshmen Retention Rates

Many first year college students do not return for their second year. As many as 1 in 3 will not return for various reasons. It is in the best interest of the university to help make sure these students return to complete their bachelor's degree program. US News has ranked national colleges according to their freshman retention rate.

1. Yale University New Haven, CT [Read More]

Get Cooking With a Catering Degree

Do you dream of working in the food service industry as a caterer? There are several ways you can earn a degree to become a caterer. You can get a caterer diploma, or even earn bachelors degree in culinary arts management. Here are some examples of jobs with a catering degree.

CATERING SALES MANAGER OR DIRECTOR: As a Catering Sales Manager or Director, you'll set up and maintain client relations, create proposals, book, manage and lead events. You [Read More]

Online Degrees for Union Members

Union members who are looking to earn their bachelors degree online will have a unique opportunity to get their education. Labor unions are joining to offer distance learning opportunities to its members.

The A.F.L.-C.I.O., the main umbrella group for the nation's labor unions, announced on Thursday that it was joining with the National Labor College and the Princeton Review to create an online college for the federation's 11.5 million members and their families.

The college will be the first and [Read More]

Criminal Justice Degree Online

Criminal Justice careers are one of America's fastest growing areas of the workforce according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job growth in this area is projected to increase as much as 33% this year.

Employment for law enforcement officers, correctional officers and homeland security personnel will continue to grow as threats of terror, and domestic crime increase. You can also earn your associates degree in Criminal Justice in as little as two years, and have a career that [Read More]

Top Ten Executive MBA Programs

An Executive MBA program provides an opportunity for experiences professionals to obtain a master's degree in Business Administration on a schedule that minimizes the disruption of work and personal pursuits. Executive MBA (EMBA) students are required to complete their degrees in two years or less. Business week ranked the top ten best schools for an executive MBA:

1. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Columbia University
5. University of [Read More]

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