As instructors across the higher education sector continue to harness technology for use in their classrooms, many students are turning to the ever-expanding and innovative online college to earn a degree. Students who attend an online college are able to take advantage of a number of benefits that their fellow ground school students can’t. Additionally, an online college is a popular option for non-traditional students, working adults, or students who want to go back to school, but have time constraints.
A variety of different careers are available in the business world if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Business degree jobs utilize the skills that students learn in college to do everything from researching stock market trends to managing employees and operations. Detailed below are some of the most popular and highest paying business degree jobs for college graduates.
The benefits of higher education often have to do with career success and economic wealth. But earning a college degree can also have an impact on your love life, according to a new report released by The National Marriage Project.
College degrees continue to gain value, particularly in times of an economic recession. College graduates make more money and face lower unemployment rates than high school graduates or students who fail to graduate. Perhaps equally important for workers, in addition to holding a degree, is having the ability to acquire new skills and adapt to the changing times.
When navigating the gauntlet of employment, it’s important to find a job that you’re both qualified for and will provide you with a satisfactory salary. Our average national salary weighs in at $43,460 so let’s take a look at some jobs that are a step above the average. These ten jobs pay $25/hour or more- that’s an average annual income of $52,000. Earning a degree is the first step in attaining one of these in-demand jobs and securing an annual income that is over $8,000 more than the national average.
A recent report authored by the Sloan Consortium, the College Board and the Babson Survey Research Groups cited last academic year as the highest enrollment year for online education, ever. Now, as more statistics are made available, the popularity of online degree programs is becoming even more evident. In this last academic year (fall 2009), alone, nearly one-third or 29% of college students were enrolled in at least one online course, if not more.
Choosing a college major has often been a point of contempt between parents and students. Parents regularly urge their high school graduates to choose a “practical major” such as business or technology. Students themselves often feel forced, even without parent pressure, to pursue a degree track with the most favorable post-graduation pay and job placement rates versus an area of study which interests them.
Kaplan University, one of the most well-known online education providers, has teamed up with the International Union of Police Association in an alliance which will give officers an opportunity to pursue and earn their degree at an accredited online school while continuing to “protect and serve” full-time.
It’s October 15, 2010 and Clinton, Iowa’s Ashford University is welcoming more than 700 students from 48 states for their graduation ceremony the following day. These 700 students have never met face-to-face and many, if not all, have never been to Iowa, but earned their degrees together. Sounds confusing? The more than 700 students taking part in graduation ceremonies earned their associates, bachelors, and masters’ degrees online. “Many of our students meet face-to-face for the first time at graduation,” says Dr. Jane McAulliffe, president of Ashford University.
As Bob Dylan said over fifty years ago, “the times they are a-changing.” As technology makes the fully-interactive, digital classroom a reality, “traditional,” ground schools will have to adapt to the notion that students can now learn anything they want, online, at any time. It’s a difficult development to battle against and emerging technology is making it hard for ground schools to compete. Technology is rapidly changing everything and, “the explosion of online learning from new and existing providers is changing the landscape of higher education. More broadly, everybody is getting into the learning business and providing some kind of instruction: YouTube, iTunes U, and the neighborhood library.”