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Posted March 03, 2015 by

4 Engineering Degrees for the Technically Minded Individual

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College students who want to get on the fast track to success would do well to consider majoring in engineering. People who graduate with engineering degrees will find that they never have trouble finding work, and engineering is one of the most lucrative fields as well. There are lots of different choices when it comes to engineering majors, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best. Here is a look at four of the top engineering majors that students should consider. (more…)

Posted October 21, 2013 by

Trends in Online Education: How Technology Is Helping Nontraditional Students Succeed

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Laptop with E-learning on the screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Student loan debt is in the trillions, the job market feels like it’s never going to properly recover and college tuition prices continue to rise. While it’s unlikely the United States will ever adopt free education options like many European countries, the surge in online learning technology is helping to mitigate some of these issues.

Campus Technology reports the amount of online classes students take has increased more than 96 percent over a five-year period. Online courses and degree programs provide significant advantages to students, particularly to nontraditional students who need to work around a schedule filled up with work and family obligations. As online courses and colleges continue to gain ground, the supporting technology improves, too. Let’s take a look at the trends: (more…)

Posted September 12, 2013 by

MOOCs: Free Online Learning Courses

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College students using laptop computers in class. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You may have never heard about MOOCs before. If you are a college student or will be attending college in the near future, you might wonder what a MOOC has to offer you. Here is some pertinent information about MOOCs that you should know in order to discern if they are right for you . . . (more…)

Posted July 09, 2013 by

Making Sure Your Degree Is Accredited

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A bachelor’s degree in education with a grad hat. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As prospective students search college databases and educational websites, they will notice a term that gets used quite a lot: accreditation. Accreditation agencies (or simply, accreditors) work to evaluate a college degree program and make sure it meets certain standards. These organizations help students identify legitimate, well-respected schools and avoid scams. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2013 by

Ways to Fund a Postgraduate Education As You Search for Recent Graduate Jobs

Even though you may be interested in searching for recent graduate jobs, continuing your education beyond a four year degree might be a priority.  However, where do you find assistance with your tuition?  Learn more in the following post.

Yes, sugar daddy! With student loan debt topping a trillion dollars, it doesn’t sound half bad, does it? But before you start getting vulgar ideas, we’re talking about legal ways to get other people to pay for some or all of your educational expenses. If you’ve been in the business world

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How to Find a Graduate School Sugar Daddy

Posted December 26, 2012 by

How can your campus meet the needs of adult and online learners?

CollegeRecruiter.comWith online learning being a common form of education these days, colleges and universities should be concerned with the satisfaction of the online experience for their students.  The following post talks about how to better understand the needs of nontraditional students.

I attended the Sloan-C Conference in Orlando earlier in October—the event to attend on the topic of online learning. I participated in some excellent sessions to learn more about how campuses are serving nontraditional learners.

During a session presented by Dr. Kristen Betts from Armstrong Atlantic State University on “Engaging and Retaining Today’s Diverse Student Population,” she shared the following statistics about the 17.6 million undergrads now enrolled in higher education:

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How can your campus meet the needs of adult and online learners?

Posted December 06, 2012 by

Understanding the priorities of nontraditional college students

CollegeRecruiter.comAre you a nontraditional college student who has some concerns about your educational experience?  If so, some of them may be included in the following post about the priorities of nontraditional students.

Every year, Noel-Levitz compiles national data on the satisfaction and priorities of nontraditional students, and each year I am struck by how satisfied these students are with their educational experience in general.  However, there are still areas where institutions can improve the quality of the experience for these students.

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Understanding the priorities of nontraditional college students

Posted June 06, 2012 by

$6 Million in New Scholarships to Assist Nontraditional Students

Certain college students could benefit from new scholarships designed to ease the financial burden of furthering their educations.

Stevens-Henager College, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, in May announced in 14 new scholarship programs worth $6 million annually. All of the new scholarship programs may be awarded on a quarterly basis to recipient students at each Stevens-Henager campus and the campuses of its sister schools, CollegeAmerica and California College San Diego.  The number of scholarships that each campus may award per quarter will be based upon the campuses enrollment size. (more…)