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Impossible to Go to College if You Have Kids?

January 16, 2008 By: Sonia Simone Category: Family balance, Family balance

Three reasons why it may be easier than you think:

If you have children, the idea of going back to college might seem too overwhelming to think about. How can you find the time, resources and money to fit school in with all of your other obligations?

It’s certainly not easy, but you may be surprised at the number of resources out there to help you do just that. Read the rest of this entry →

Bricks vs. Clicks?

January 10, 2008 By: Elizabeth Kraus Category: Distance Online Learning

Could an online education be for you?

With more than 1.5 million students enrolled in online programs, more and more students are considering an online education.  But online courses aren’t for everyone.  So how do you know if they’re for you? 

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Online Education Rising in Popularity

January 02, 2008 By: Elizabeth Kraus Category: Distance Online Learning

According to recent surveys, online education is more popular than ever.  Nearly one in five students take at least one course online and 1.5 million students take all of their courses online.  8% of all students at U.S. degree-granting, Title IV schools and 20% of adult students are enrolled in online degree programs. 

This is causing a dramatic shift in education as online courses provide increased access to education.  The majority of current online students are working adults with an average age of 34.  Without the flexibility of online classes, most of these busy adults would never enroll in higher ed.  Online classes are providing a viable option for working adults, busy mothers, rural Americans and even soldiers serving in Bagdad.  In a recent story by NPR, they interviewed students from park managers in Montana to a rural mother of six who see online courses as their only option.

Is online learning your only option?  myUsearch is searching for stories from online students for our series on online learning.  Please comment on this post or email [email protected] to send us your story.

And of course.  We have to give ourselves a shameless plug.  If you are interested in finding the right online school for you, visit the myUsearch questionnaire to receive your unbiased suggestions.