3 things you should know about online degree completion programs

On June 15, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz announced a plan to help thousands of workers finish their college degrees. A partnership with Arizona State University is enabling the coffee giant t…

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10 strategies for successful online learning

Thinking of enrolling in an online learning program? Before you get carried away with the notion that taking courses online will translate to a lighter workload, I should let you in on a little-known …

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Top 10 mistakes students make with distance education

More students are taking online courses today than ever before. According to a Sloan Consortium report released in January 2014, online enrollment comprised 33.5 percent -- a full one-third -- o…

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The student debt dilemma: How college loans are hurting the economy

Is college still worth it? A new Pew Research study gives naysayers more reason to question the current higher education system. According to the report, college graduates under 40 with student loa…

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In lukewarm job market, Ph.D.s seek non-academic career paths

Many of us have been lucky enough to have at least one unforgettable college instructor in our lives. For some, learning from this teacher was such a rewarding experience that it inspired us t…

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Libraries take on new life in the Digital Age

April 13th marks the start of National Library Week, an event sponsored by the American Library Association and recognized by libraries across the nation. Established in 1958, this week-lon…

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The price of not attending college

Many high school graduates fret over their future, and for those following the news, the situation may seem murkier than ever. Forbes reports that the nation's "$1 trillion student loan problem keeps …

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The rise of the non-traditional student

If you close your eyes and try to envision what a typical college student looks like, you probably picture a young adult, fresh from high school and ready to conquer the world. However, times ar…

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