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Category: Online

Articles to help you find the right accredited online program for you by providing insights to online college life, financial aid insights, and day to day navigation of online college life.

Ultimate Guide to Green Schools & Green Degrees

Your Guide to Green College Degree Programs We have assembled a list of colleges and universities that have been found to have the most sustainable, environmentally friendly schools.  These school practice and adhere to the principles of being green through the following means: sourcing food that is local and organic, promoting mass transit & bike…

How College is Financed

Top Funding Sources of College Figuring out how to finance your college is a consideration for every student.  It is a barrier to entry for some students and a perceptual obstacle for others.  We have published several articles about college readiness, free college tuition programs, how to graduate college debt free, private college discounts, the…

Choosing Your College Degree

Most Important Factors for Choosing a College Degree In a recent survey of prospective college students performed by Sparkroom, students from across the country provided key insights into their college decision making process.  The survey responses varied from location to cost and from curriculum to support.  To help you better understand the thought processes involved…

College Students Graduating with the Least Debt

College Grads With the Least Debt For many college students and parents, student loans are inevitable.  Loans become the financial bridge between personal means and institutional financial aid.  How common is student debt?  Let’s put some data in place to properly frame the concept of student debt: NCES reports 17 million students current attend college…

College Rankings for Financial Aid

Top Ranked Colleges Providing the Most Financial Aid One of the largest barriers for college students is money.  Money to pay for tuition, books, room & board, fees, parking, books, laundry, telephone, and the list goes on.  The facts remain, as a nation we have reached an all-time high for college graduates.  Over 33% of…

Out of State College Trends

Trends in Out of State College Enrollment Data provided by The U.S. Department of Education can be extracted for hundreds of data points.  Some pieces are useful to students while others are not useful to current or prospective college students.  Examples of useful data include things like acceptance rates, on-campus residence, number of enrolled graduate…

Efficacy of Alternative College Credentials

ROI of Alternative College Credentials In a recent study by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), research dives deep into the burgeoning field of alternative college credentials.  As an alternative for traditional college degrees, the industry has seen its share of disruptive technologies and pathway programs for soon-to-be college students.  Examples of alternative credentials…

Private College Tuition Discounts at All-Time High

Discounts for College Tuition at Historic Levels Mainstream media would like prospective college students that tuition is on a runaway path and private college affordability is out of reach.  Taking a step back and analyzing the facts will provide a holistic picture on private college tuition trends.  Our goal is to provide a fact-based, no-nonsense…

Colleges with Highest ROI

Top Colleges by Return on Investment The top colleges in the United States organized by ROI, Return on Investment, are listed below along with other data elements.  The Seattle-based data company Payscale published a report breaking down the top colleges in the country organized by value-orientation.  The majority of the programs listed below or schools…

Unpacking Free College Tuition

Are College Tuition Guarantees the Answer? It is a generally understood axiom in higher education that the sticker price or retail price of college is not what you will pay.  For students and parents this can seem a bit confusing, frustrating, and perplexing.  With some recent hype about free college tuition programs we will dive…