Accredited colleges and universities in the United States continue to expand their undergraduate and graduate degree course offerings. Increasing numbers of college and university students help to drive the expansion. Through 2019 the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) expects the numbers of people attending postsecondary schools to increase by as much as 17 percent (up to 22.4 million people). To meet student demands, postsecondary schools also continue to improve their distance learning or online college curriculum options.
In fact, the NCES reports that between 2007and 2008 approximately 4.3 million students took one or more distance learning courses. Information you’ll find here can help you to learn how to get the most out of your college education. In addition to learning about the ins and outs of college and university life, as you review information provided here you’ll also learn what you need to prepare for a new semester of college studies, whether or not taking combined college courses is for you and how you can manage and grow your personal finances while you complete college degrees.
One look at college or university discussion forums, and you can quickly see how many topics students like you are interested in learning more about. These topics may or may not be normally covered during student orientations and in college course syllabi. However, you can find answers to many questions you may have as a current college or university student here. A few types of advice and tips you can find here include:
Even if you’ve attended accredited colleges or universities for one or more years, there is new and advancing information about getting college degrees that, if you familiarize yourself with the information, can help to make your college or university experience more economically, academically and socially rewarding and enriching. Because you can read through the information at your own pace, you can continue to learn new ways to get the most out of your postsecondary studies. Your classmates, friends, parents and siblings who are still in high school might also benefit from reading through the information provided here.
It is no secret that an education provides a large boost in earnings for degree holders. The most basic degree is the Associate's degree and obtaining one grants the graduate a significant earnings boost. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the difference between the average salary of a high school graduate and an Associate's degree holder is $7,332.Read More
he typical student considering entering a college or university has hundreds of majors to consider. When faced with the decision of choosing a degree to pursue, there are several aspects that factor into it for the student. Primarily, the student must be interested in their areas of study and the schools they choose to attend. One of the things that can cause interest in a field is the lucrative salary associated with the degree.Read More
Business degrees were rising in popularity for the last few decades and are continuing to do so. Business school degrees teach students the skills and knowledge required to coordinate various aspects of an organization's operations. Business schools offer many different opportunities for education as there are many disciplines to study throughout their curriculums.Read More
The concept of a business school is actually a relatively new one as the first collegiate business school began operation in 1881. Learning how to run a business was not a part of the typical educational curriculum and still is not widely taught before students enter their postsecondary education. Recently, however, business schools and business degrees have become among the most popular choices for students. Business schools provide business degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Read More
The American educational system provides many opportunities for people to earn a decent education. Those who wish to specialize in a particular field and master a discipline can attain the highest educational designation in the United States, a Doctorate. A Doctorate degree requires further study than a Master's degree; typically about three to four years.Read More
A Bachelor’s degree is the degree type offered by most traditional four year institutions. It typically takes four or five years to complete and requires either 40 courses or 120 credit hours.Read More
A Master’s degree is a post undergraduate degree specializing in a field of study. Typically, a Master’s degree is earned in two years of full-time course work.Read More
A PhD is a doctorate in the philosophy of a subject. A PhD is considered to be the highest degree one can earn in an academic field. In fact, most colleges and Universities require their professors to have a PhD in order to teach at the school.Read More
Before you make the decision to pursue your Master's Degree it is important to understand not only what kinds of obstacles you may encounter but also what the future benefits may be. You should make this decision before you begin work on your Bachelor's program in order to maintain a consistent flow of learning.Read More
If you're planning to go to graduate school right after you obtain your Bachelor's degree, it is a good idea to begin looking in time to meet the deadlines. Also keep in mind that graduate schools are very selective in the students they choose; if you even think you may want to go to graduate school when you begin your Freshman year, begin working to obtain high grades from the beginning.Read More
It can be difficult to decide whether you want to go straight from an undergraduate to an advanced degree. When you enter your senior year you may begin thinking about whether you want to pursue your Master’s Degree right after graduation or want to wait.Read More
Tablet laptops are built and distributed by some of the leading computer manufacturers in the world. The touch screen features and the removable and adjustable monitor and keyboard make these small communication tools a good fit for the academic rigors of college and university life.Read More
Tuition assistance is a nice benefit for many employees today. Its existence is the reason many students wait to begin college: they wait to locate a position that offers them the opportunity to return to school without the added expense or necessity of student loans. Of course, the policy of each company is different, so it will be necessary for you to clarify those policies before you begin school in order to know just what your options may be and whether you will need to obtain additional funding from other sources.Read More
In today’s society, technology is advancing at a rapid rate and many careers now rely on technology on a daily basis. For the earlier generations that grew up when technology was just starting to really advance, learning how to use a computer was not as important as it is today.Read More
In an ideal world, college students would be able to devote 100% of their time to the constant and growing demands of schoolwork. Due to factors such as high tuition costs and familial commitments, many students find themselves needing to work part- or full-time and take classes as a part-time student in order to balance all their commitments.Read More
According to the National Center for Education Statistics as of 2008, following the global recession of 2007, approximately 65 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 years worked full-time for one year or longer.Read More
Blended courses are becoming increasingly popular as these college and university courses use advancing technologies to offer you a balanced education. Whether you’re a working adult who has little spare time to take all of your college courses on campus or you simply want to complete one or more of your college classes from home, blended courses may be the right option for you.Read More
Communicating with your professors opens avenues for you to gain new insights into industries you’re receiving a postsecondary education to work successfully in. Your college and university professors have a wealth of knowledge that you can access, helping you to get more out of college than earning high grades and an undergraduate or graduate degree.Read More