Annual Earnings Doubled with College Degree

The United States Census Bureau has released new data that proves the value of an college education in America. Workers who are eighteen years and over who have a bachelor’s degree earn an average of just over $50,000 a year. Those workers with no college degree earn just under $28,000. That is not all. Workers [...]

Financial Aid Estimates of Undergrads

The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study or NPSAS has provided data that estimates the average tuition and fees, cost of attendance and the percentage of undergrads who received various types of financial aid. The average amounts received were compiled with a particular focus on loans and grants. The cost of a college degree program varies [...]

Pell Grant Recipients Profile

Nearly 37 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients in 1999-2000 received at least one Pell Grant while they were working on earning their college degree. An even higher percentage of Pell Grant recipients either delayed enrolling in college or failed to graduate from high school all together. The Pell Grant recipients in that school year who [...]

Higher Salaries for College Grads

Many studies have proven that if you continue your education after high school, you will make more money than those people who do not go on to earn a college degree. A good example of this is the fact that a college graduate can afford to purchase a big, flat screen TV in one or [...]

Having an Online Degree Impresses Recruiters

Students graduating in the U.S. with MBAs are entering the most competitive career pool in years according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s recent research. With more high quality college degree earners vying for top jobs within management, IT, banking and consulting, how do those students who earn their degrees online compare to the full-time [...]

Microsoft offers a free online learning program that is assisting middle and high school student think about careers they may be interested in pursuing and the skills that they will need in those careers. This can help students identify what type of college degree they might want to aim towards obtaining. Michigan was the first [...]

2009 NECC Has Record Attendance

The current dire economic times did not stop over 18,000 educators from turning up in Washington D.C. For the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) that ran from June 28 through July 1. Educators and exhibitors gathered to exchange strategies for integrating technology into instruction. These discussions may eventually impact technology for online degree programs [...]

College Campuses as Seen By Google Maps

A vehicle mounted with an eight foot high camera has been traveling around the campus of the University of Pennsylvania to take panoramic shots of the campus for the Street View feature for Google Maps. This feature gives viewers very detailed, street level views of locations via the internet. The reason this is being done [...]

Great Tips for Succeeding in College

If you are in the pursuit of a college degree, then good for you! Do yourself a favor and take advantage of every minute you spend in college for it will no doubt be one of the most important parts of your life. In order to succeed in college you have to take responsibility for [...]

Take note of the Hidden Costs of College

Under U.S. Federal law, it is mandatory that colleges inform students the full cost of attendance. This includes the cost of book, living expenses and all ‘hidden fees’. The price of obtaining a college degree is steep and by knowing exactly how much you will be spending on your college education will have you well [...]

How to Choose an Online College

Today it is much more convenient to earn your college degree thanks to the World Wide Web. There are currently many well-known and credible colleges offering online degree programs. Current statistics show that there are now well over 2.5 million adults in the United States that are taking online courses at the college level. If [...]

What Skills do Students need for College?

Everyone agrees that a college degree is beneficial. Researcher and policymakers both agree that U.S. High school students are lacking in the necessary skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in college. However, there is no consensus as to the definition of ‘college readiness’. Some organizations, most notably Achieve, a group based in Washington [...]

Career Choices

The world is full of career possibilities. Some careers require that you have a college degree and others do not. Following is a list of career categories to give you an idea of what you will need to study to reach these career goals. 1. Careers within the Arts: This type of career ranges from [...]

Advice for Community College Students

Community colleges are more popular than every and nearly half of all college students are enrolled in one. President Obama will soon announce a new community college initiative that will provide government funding for these schools and increase the number of students who attend them. If you are in community college, there are a few [...]

How to Choose College Classes Your First Year

If you recently graduated from high school, you should be preparing yourself soon for your new life as a college student. You will have many decisions to make and choosing your classes will be among the first. Choosing classes in college is different than from what it was in high school as there are many [...]

Earnings Over a Lifetime Soar with Education

If you have ever wondered how much higher education is worth in dollars, the answer is a master’s degree is worth $1.3 million more over a lifetime than a high school diploma according to the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department. The report found that within a working lifetime of an adult, a high school [...]

Career Trends for College Graduates

The University of California San Diego Extension has recently released some of the most popular career options for recent college graduates in these poor economic times. It was found that the creation of casual games that are played online and on cell phones is a hot new career opportunity. Every month 200 million people play [...]

Good Habits to Have While In College

Successful college students quickly discover the value of having good study habits while earning their college degree.r insight. Sometimes it is just good luck, but most of the time it is a question of good habits: things that you do regularly that sets you apart from others. If you are working on a college degree, [...]