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Read about the latest news and important trends in education. Arm yourself with knowledge to help make an informed choice for you and your family.

Why Go to College? 40 Reasons to Go to College.

1.A Better Paying Job

Among the most obvious of reasons - college graduates, on average, make more than those who only completed high school. If there was a “Top One Reason to Go to College” list, this would probably be it. But we are much more comprehensive than that here.

2.Meet Your Employer’s Expectations

As the job market gets saturated with graduates, more and more open positions are asking for degrees. You practically need a degree to

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Prepping for the GRE

If you’ve completed your undergraduate work and are planning for graduate school, it’s not too soon to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). There are two GRE exams: a general test that measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing, and a GRE Subject Test that measures your knowledge in your major field.

GRE Subject Tests are offered in:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • and Psychology.

Measuring Up on the GRE
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Five "Must-Have" IT Certifications

When you become certified in a specific technology product or skill set, you demonstrate to potential employers that you have direct qualifications for jobs within their IT organization. Employers evaluate these milestones or tech benchmarks to whittle down the field of job applicants. You may also complete several IT certifications to seek advancements at your current job or to apply for a better-paying one. Some employers will expect you to continually add certifications to remain with the company.

Here are five, must-have certifications for competing in the IT professions:

CompTIA A+
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...BUT IS IT REAL? Five Ways to Tell An Accredited School from the Impostors

So, you think you’ve found the right online college for you. It fits your budget, seems to suit your needs, and promises you in and out of the program faster than you can say ��diploma mill!�� But is the school really what it’s cracked up to be? How can you tell a real accredited college apart from a scam that will leave you high and dry a year and a good chunk of paycheck later?… | Read More

Ten Reasons to Consider Distance Learning

According to the National Center for Education Statistics more than 85% of public universities offer non-residential ��distance learning�� courses, degrees, or career credentials. New virtual training institutes pop up every day with convenient online career certification options in business, computers, e-commerce, financial services, and health services.

1.Set Your Own Schedule

Go ahead, try to convince the board of directors a physical school that 3AM is the perfect time for lectures because you do your best critical thinking… | Read More

More Colleges and Universities Changing to Online Models

The landscape of college education is undergoing exponential change. Traditional colleges and universities, strapped for cash during an economic downturn and with rising tuition costs, are considering shifts to online pay-per-class models.

Distance learning, once considered an option, is now being considered a necessity. According to a study by Brigham Young University and University of Michigan researchers, more and more students are forced by economic realities to combine their education with an active working life. Students,… | Read More

Top Reasons to Pursue an Associates Degree

Associate degrees are offered through two-year programs comprised of general education courses, major field requirements, and electives. Today’s associate degree programs, offered by community colleges, trade schools, technical and vocational institutes, are often delivered in self-paced, online modules that allow students to build a degree while attending to family and work commitments.

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (associate degrees online) satisfy the general education requirements for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, while the Associate of Applied Science degrees are often accepted by employers for technology jobs. Professionals who have completed an associates degree earn nearly a half million dollars more throughout their working lives than those with only high school diplomas.

Here are other great reasons for enrolling in an associates degree program:

You’re unsure of your ultimate career field

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Five Good Reasons to be Linux Certified

Linux is a freely distributed operating system with powerful capabilities that have made it a popular alternative to Microsoft or Unix operating systems. Adopted by major computing titans like Hewlett-Packard and IBM, Linux has entered its second decade as an embedded device system or as the foundation for server platforms around the world.
Consequently, an… | Read More

Benefits of Online Education: Top 5 Myths

Most major colleges and universities have included online learning modules to their degree programs. There are comprehensive undergrad and graduate programs allowing students to work on their degrees entirely from remote locations. Some majors include online education as a component of a mixed campus-remote curriculum. With acknowledged online academic excellence and employer acceptance of online degrees, it’s startling to see that there are still many misconceptions about online learning.

Let’s dispel the top five here:

1. Online degrees… | Read More

College Degrees vs Trade Schools: Benefits of Post-Secondary or Vocational Training

Knowledge is its own gift, but for those who are considering post-secondary schooling or vocational training, it is rarely the increased skills alone. Most likely, a higher paying job in your current field or a job change that will have you making more money in a new career is the true goal behind post-secondary and vocational training.

But is education the way to go when it comes to making more money? Absolutely! Check it out: The… | Read More

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