Published on 2013-05-16 12:17:19
Students entering U.S. colleges and universities this fall may have the option of adding one more item to their backpacks: a gun. Armed with ‘concealed carry’ handgun licenses, students at colleges in at least five states – Colorado, Oregon,
Published on 2013-05-13 20:25:15
Graduation season is upon us, as graduates mark educational milestones with all the ceremony, hoopla and celebrations they deserve. Yes, excitement is in the air for high school and college grads. High School Grads are Relieved High school grads are
Published on 2013-05-07 03:10:30
Wealthy and upper middle class children are generally born to succeed and groomed to excel. Yet it is important to realize that rich parents follow specific strategies to insure that their children end up on top – strategies that can be learned and
Published on 2013-05-01 01:58:29
Men rule in several areas of the workplace; but the most important is that they earn, on average, a higher salary than women. According to a 2009 study by the American Association of University Women, male college graduates earned 18% more than their
Published on 2013-04-26 22:35:20
written by Jill Nevins, guest author If you want to become a public school educator in Georgia, you must first pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators or GACE test. This GACE prep article will teach you strategies so you can p
Published on 2013-04-22 23:58:05
Most of us think about adults when the topic of mental illness is raised. We may recall homeless wanderers talking to themselves, friends who are ‘off kilter’, or devastating memory loss in relatives with Alzheimer’s. However, a gaping hole in
Published on 2013-04-18 03:56:33
I intended to write about ‘big bad wolf’ for-profit schools that cheat students by not accepting legitimate college transfer credits. It was to be yet another strike against an education industry with a media bull’s eye on its back. However, on
Published on 2013-04-11 01:26:13
Millions of college students will be affected by sequestration, which took effect on March 1st, 2013, in the form of immediate and ominous across-the-board budget cuts to federal programs. The automatic budget cuts were triggered when a 12-member sup
Published on 2013-04-07 03:47:15
The recent indictment of 35 Atlanta educators for cheating on standardized tests is only the tip of the iceberg. It is also an indictment against a flailing public school system that does not provide an equal education for all children. Also, the tra
Published on 2013-04-01 18:36:16
Published on 2013-03-31 00:00:10
High school grads were once the bread and butter of the employment world. However, as predicted throughout the recent recession, a high school diploma no longer guarantees entry to gainful employment. Instead, ‘degree inflation’ has taken
Published on 2013-03-19 19:07:10
All too often, with thousands of available college choices, it is difficult to narrow down the options to a specific school. Therefore, it is enlightening to run across an option that so efficiently addresses the needs of potential and enrolled stude
Published on 2013-03-13 05:48:07
This spring, Liberty University administrators anticipate more than the return of sunshine and blue skies to the Lynchburg, Virginia campus. They also await a ruling on the university’s lawsuit against portions of the Patient Protection and Afforda
Published on 2013-03-05 18:50:15
Not all high school dropouts willingly choose to give up their education. In some cases, unfortunate life events thrust undeserving teens onto a path that is tragic, difficult or unexpected. These events may include serious injury or illness, death o
Published on 2013-02-28 03:00:37
Every online student would love to know which tasks and study habits inevitably lead to higher education academic success. And although some self-explanatory tasks are just as true for traditional on-campus students, here are six that particularly re
Published on 2013-02-25 18:05:06
Western Governors University, a non-profit school, continues to hit the bull’s eye in satisfying student’s needs. Here are five great reasons to enroll: 1. Western Governors offers high-accreditation and quality instruction. As a result o
Published on 2013-02-19 01:56:10
Surprisingly, fear is a major drawback for people who are on the fence about returning to school to earn a college degree. However, fear should never be a prime motivator for anyone when future career success is at stake.
Published on 2013-02-08 15:07:41
As U.S. cities struggle to recover from the effects of a devastating economic crisis, the need for competent personnel in law enforcement, criminal justice and homeland security is evident in the high crime rates that plague the nation.
Published on 2013-02-07 03:11:49
Sebastopol has certainly succeeded in maintaining a low crime rate; and this has primarily been accomplished by the efforts of skilled law enforcement officers, along with competent administrative, legislative and judicial personnel.
Published on 2013-02-01 01:58:59
Often, a traditional or online degree graduate is hired for a prime coveted position. As a result, the loyal employee with years of experience, but no degree, misses out on a promotion and becomes subservient to a less experienced person with a bache
Published on 2013-01-27 01:55:05
The new Sloan Consortium report, which was based upon survey responses from 2,800 academic leaders, shows that 6.7 million students are now enrolled in online classes. This figure is a whopping 32% of all college students.
Published on 2013-01-21 06:00:17
Today, we pause to remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who used nonviolence to raise public and political awareness of dire poverty, violent discrimination, and gross racial injustice in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.
Published on 2013-01-11 03:55:23
Those who love their jobs, salary and career trajectory should definitely count their blessings; because unfortunately, such is not the case for everyone. But there is a solution.
Published on 2013-01-07 17:32:10
Each time a New Year rolls around, we strain our brains to decide what we can do to improve our lives. Not surprisingly, a smart choice for any new year is to enroll in online classes to gain new knowledge and career skills.
Published on 2012-12-29 06:00:58
An online degree is the answer to many people's dreams and aspirations.
Published on 2012-12-29 02:21:59
Free online college classes, known as massive open online courses (MOOCs) are evolving and may reshape higher education by taking on a mainstream role in traditional universities.
Published on 2012-12-19 23:25:10
What Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
Published on 2012-12-19 02:47:23
A myriad of business occupations flourish throughout the U.S., and the world, expanding the career possibilities for graduates of accredited higher education business programs.
Published on 2012-12-07 15:34:20
The multi-billion dollar video games industry is exploding in popularity, with no end in sight. It is also a prime career opportunity.
Published on 2012-12-07 15:34:20
The multi-billion dollar video games industry is exploding in popularity, with no end in sight. It is also a prime career opportunity.
Published on 2012-12-01 01:58:47
Now that the election is over and Obamacare is roaring full steam ahead toward implementation, it may be prudent for job seekers to 'follow the money' by training for a job in the health and medicine field.
Published on 2012-11-28 02:35:35
There is a reason that motivated career seekers have targeted registered nursing for career success. Nursing is fulfilling, nursing offers relatively high salaries and generous benefits, and nursing offers a variety of career paths and specialties.
Published on 2012-11-19 12:18:03
Directory of Schools has been referring students to the best online schools, online colleges and online universities for their needs for over 10 years. We are constantly asked about our recommendations for schools. Because of this, we are featuring s
Published on 2012-11-09 03:44:33
The alignment of President Obama's higher education goals with the mission of accredited nonprofit and for-profit online schools promises continued positive outcomes for present and future college students.
Published on 2012-11-01 16:48:04
Most of us know someone who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to 'make it big' without a college education -- perhaps someone in our own family. But is this the norm?
Published on 2012-10-27 00:52:40
Although a number of secular colleges and universities continue to suffer sluggish enrollment, major Christian colleges are enjoying success as thousands of students choose a bible-based education.
Published on 2012-10-18 03:47:47
No graduate wants to experience the disappointment of learning that four or more years of study and, likely, tens of thousands in tuition costs, do not necessarily lead to a "dream job".
Published on 2012-10-11 12:25:40
Employers are already hiring for seasonal jobs that are abundant through the Halloween, Christmas and New Year's holidays. Online students are in great position to snag one of these jobs that often lead to long-term employment.
Published on 2012-10-10 03:04:51
If you are frustrated by a dead-end job, or are stalled with respect to promotion, you are not alone. But there is a potentially quick and easy way to upgrade your job skills and get back on track for promotion and new job opportunities.
Published on 2012-10-05 22:01:33
Those who still hope to snag a job should be energized and encouraged by today's employment report, but should also return to school if upgraded skills are the missing ingredient for a successful job search.
Published on 2012-09-27 23:53:43
A college degree is an asset throughout life -- that is a given. It could help you earn more money, receive a promotion, change careers, afford a better lifestyle, or gain the knowledge to start your own business.
Published on 2012-09-19 17:38:38
Adult students may be surprised to discover that they are eligible for enough free money to cover their full college tuition costs, enabling them to earn their college degree without any significant student loan debt.
Published on 2012-09-14 19:29:39
You figure that you will graduate from high school, spend a few years exploring a string of inexpensive community college classes, and then get serious about a choosing career way down the road. If this sounds like your plan, you'd better think again.
Published on 2012-09-12 01:21:28
One way to make the college process easier to maneuver is to break it down into smaller, easier-to-do tasks.
Published on 2012-09-06 00:58:30
Believe it or not, for-profit colleges and universities are less expensive, on average, than non-profit higher education institutions.
Published on 2012-08-31 21:50:31
No matter where M.B.A. graduates accept employment, they become potential purveyors of profit-making knowledge and corporate savvy.
Published on 2012-08-29 01:59:13
Directory of Schools decided to address this concern by becoming part of the solution; they are now giving away free college money with no red tape. It is so simple to apply for this scholarship that there is no real application.
Published on 2012-08-22 14:43:21
Most students must end their summer vacations as they prepare to attend fall college and university classes. Yet, one group has the luxury of extending their time of peace and relaxation, or adventure and excitement -- online students.
Published on 2012-08-15 01:59:06
Obviously, almost 5,000 graduates each year agree that the online education programs at Walden University are a valuable asset to their careers.
Published on 2012-08-09 02:35:40
When you receive your college diploma at the end of an interesting and enlightening education journey, you should be proud of your success and remember that you, too, have earned the gold.
Published on 2012-08-01 01:58:15
Nine of the ten largest occupations in the U.S. are relatively low-paying; but nursing is the exception.
Published on 2012-07-26 02:24:25
Of course, it is not fun for non-degree employees to watch coworkers enjoy promotions, pay raises, and exciting career paths simply because of their college degrees. But non-grads should not harbor ill will or anger toward those who chose to improve their lives through higher education.
Published on 2012-07-21 18:24:36
Gold miners braved the worst mountainous conditions of snow and ice, malnutrition and starvation to reach their remote destinations. Only about 30,000 of the 100,000 arrived safely. Today, there is an easier way to make a million dollars -- simply earn a college degree.
Published on 2012-07-16 05:33:55
Like many investments, a college education has the potential to pay a huge dividend. It can usher in a better job, higher salary and greater career satisfaction.
Published on 2012-07-07 21:17:37
At least 80,000 job seekers were fortunate enough to find new positions last month; and the majority of these jobs were in the business sector.
Published on 2012-06-28 00:13:26
Directory of Schools recently launched an exciting new Student Reviews web page and invites current and former students to critique their traditional or online schools.
Published on 2012-06-25 15:07:13
The trucking industry offers unique opportunities for men and women to make a decent living by hauling essential cargo over the nation's highways. To enter the field, only a high school diploma is required.
Published on 2012-06-18 22:13:43
Students are able to finish up a few required core college classes, enhance job skills, or earn professional certificates without skipping a beat in other life pursuits during summer vacation.
Published on 2012-06-12 02:11:56
The Jack Welch Management Institute's Executive MBA program instills sound, cutting-edge business concepts and strategies into its students -- many of whom are already management professionals.
Published on 2012-06-08 05:14:30
Higher education students will be surprised at the significant differences in Pell Grant award amounts (or lack thereof), student loan interest rates and expected family contributions when financial aid packages arrive in the mail.
Published on 2012-05-30 01:58:28
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month, in an Economic News Release, that college graduates with at least a bachelor's degree are twice as likely to be employed than those without a 4-year degree.
Published on 2012-05-23 19:41:51
Easy money -- spend it now and pay later. That's how many students view the college loans they receive as part of their financial aid packages. However, even though the money is often necessary to fund a college education, there are costly mistakes made by students when they sign for these loans.
Published on 2012-05-18 01:21:04
The six months of difficult, exhausting and challenging police training were not without hardship and heartbreak, especially for those who did not make it to graduation day.
Published on 2012-05-10 02:42:41
Consumers are careful about most large purchases and will go to great lengths to snag the best deal on a new car, a house, home repairs, tools, vacations and even gasoline prices. However, when it comes to enrolling in a traditional or online degree program, consumers often discard caution and good sense.
Published on 2012-05-04 14:02:27
How would you like to log on to your computer and report to managers in a virtual firm, where you are given business assignments, projects and challenges that train you on the virtual job?
This may sound like fun and games, but it is actually part of a rigorous accredited online MBA program.
Published on 2012-05-01 01:50:17
As the snows melt and as colleges wind down the spring term, ambitious students begin to think about ways to make their summer count. Online classes are an answer to that dilemma.
Published on 2012-04-24 01:49:00
Two-year online colleges were praised recently for graduation rates that are, reportedly, three times higher than degree completion rates at public community colleges.
Published on 2012-04-11 16:04:34
The shooting death of two students at USC is yet another sad and senseless act that highlights the need for college and law enforcement officials to continually seek new ways to improve student safety.
Published on 2012-04-05 21:39:14
Undoubtedly, the JOBS Act is just one source of new jobs that are anticipated in the years to come. Therefore, motivated hopefuls should consider making investments in higher education credentials.
Published on 2012-03-31 03:04:46
New students who enroll in an undergraduate program at Capella University may be eligible to receive free money to help pay their tuition costs.
Published on 2012-03-21 18:38:42
The partnership of individuals and computers is not only common, but essential in the fields of business, health & medicine, law, science, education and other foundational realms of global society.
Published on 2012-03-16 03:21:14
Students who are seeking high-quality traditional or online degrees from a private accredited higher education institution will want to check out Bryant & Stratton College.
Published on 2012-03-09 15:54:31
Shoppers are out in droves as Americans make more money, watch their stock portfolios rise in value, and are encouraged by the increased momentum of employment gains.
Published on 2012-03-09 01:27:11
Although the economic class system is alive and well in the U.S., it is motivating to know that a college degree is an important step for those who are interested in moving up the economic ladder.
Published on 2012-02-29 02:47:40
The story has all the makings of a big-screen movie -- an unwanted investigation, a prominent community member found dead, foreign involvement, greed and millions of dollars at stake.
However, this scenario is not on the big screen.
Published on 2012-02-28 16:04:32
College students should act quickly to avoid paying double the current student loan interest rates.
Undergraduate subsidized student loan rates are set to hike from 3.4% to 6.8% this summer, unless legislators rush to intervene.
Published on 2012-02-24 02:14:37
High school students in Georgia may soon be required to take at least one online class before graduation.
Published on 2012-02-16 15:26:18
After disappointing gains in employment during the recession and its aftermath, the overall unemployment rate has now dipped to 8.3%. However, where you live may dictate whether or not you are able to find employment, since jobless rates vary between states.
Published on 2012-02-07 04:42:51
Approximately a third of all college students are enrolled in at least one online class, according to the Sloan Consortium's latest education report. But what are some of the reasons that students are choosing online education as the non-traditional route to their required credentials?
Published on 2012-01-30 02:38:18
Tens of thousands of people from all over the world continue to sign up for each of 16 free online classes being offered by Stanford University this semester. Yes, this is the Stanford University, located in Palo Alto, California, that is among the top universities in the world.
Published on 2012-01-25 22:52:05
Online schools are moving into view for thousands of public college students who are frustrated with higher education budget cuts that have decimated the number of class offerings and extended graduation dates.
Published on 2012-01-20 01:25:06
During a recent visit to the hospital, I was privileged to observe, first-hand, the crucial role that nurses play in patient hospital care.
Published on 2012-01-14 01:34:27
This could be the best year your career has ever had; but how do you make it happen? Here are five keys to help transform and energize your job, profession and vocation.
Published on 2012-01-10 14:10:54
The New Year doesn't have to ring in the blahs. Consider the variety of interesting online degree programs and classes that can help you fulfill your dreams of a college education.
Published on 2011-12-29 03:03:05
The foremost public college in the nation, UC Berkeley, continues its struggle to maintain high academic standards in the face of severe losses in state funding. Other public colleges in the U.S. find themselves in the same boat.
Published on 2011-12-24 04:14:55
Giving support and financial assistance to a loved one for a college education will likely generate fond memories, emotional banking and economic stability that may continue through that person's lifetime.
Published on 2011-12-16 03:55:33
In spite of opposition from some faculty members and students, UC Berkeley has introduced a new online master's degree in public health, which is scheduled to begin instruction in the spring of 2012.