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Time For The Next Level

Improving Your Career Options When it’s time for the next level, improving your career options by going back for your master’s degree is a great idea. One of the most popular master’s degrees is the Master of Business Administration, or MBA. According to Payscale, four out of five MBA graduates interviewed are very satisfied with their […]

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Women And Online Master’s Degree Programs

Women and Online Master’s Degree Programs Research with online master’s degree students in 2016 shows that the majority are women (66%). This is an important trend that we’ve seen in all graduate higher education since 2015, both online and on campus. So, today, on International Women’s Day, we honor the contributions and success of women at home, at […]

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Why Online Master’s Degrees are Better for Changing Careers

Thinking About Changing Careers If you are thinking about changing careers to one that requires additional formal education, this article is for you. Whether unhappiness in your current career or a stroke of luck  where a new opportunity arises drives your interest, thinking about changing careers is a healthy endeavor, and well worth your effort. But let’s be honest – approach […]

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(Source: Clinefelter, D. L. & Aslanian, C. B., (2016). Online college students 2016:
Comprehensive data on demands and preferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc. p. 11)

Why are Online Students Passive Shoppers?

Passive Shoppers – What The Data Tell Us Recent research with online students indicates that they are PASSIVE shoppers: Trend data indicates that only 21% of online graduate students chose a program at a university that is more than 100 miles from where they live in 2016. This compares to 35% in 2012. The study suggests that this is […]

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Questioning the Returns of Online Education

The Returns of Online Education A recent white paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has called into question the returns of online education to students.  According to prominent source, the paper “found little evidence that studying online led to students landing jobs in booming industries. Online education did boost students’ wages, but that growth […]

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In 2016, career advancement was a top motivator among online students

Online Degrees And Career Advancement

(Source:  Clinefelter, D. L. & Aslanian, C. B., 2016. Online college students 2016: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc., p 21) Online Degrees and Career Advancement Recent research with students enrolled in online degree programs indicates that career advancement is their top motivator for furthering their education: Twenty percent are […]

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