What Will Your Business Degree ROI Be, and Does it Matter?


Figuring out the value of a college education isn’t something that’s cut and dry, but a new rankings list is trying to do just that with business and economics degree programs.

BestValueSchools.com recently released its top 25 based on the potential earnings of graduates using data from PayScale.com.

The full list is here, and we’ve highlighted the top 10 for you below… [Read more...]

Is Liberal Arts the New Practical College Major?


We write a lot on this blog about which degrees are most likely to garner the best earnings; which industries have strong employment projections; and why it’s important to consider your educational pursuits carefully so that you’re getting the best educational value. When it comes to liberal arts (full disclosure: I was an English major), most people assume that there is no direct correlation between the degree and the career path. How many time do English, arts, and psychology majors, for instance, hear: “What are you going to do with that degree? Wait tables?” [Read more...]

A Look Back: Our Favorite Blog Posts of 2013


What a year it’s been! Tough and challenging at times, but if 2013 has taught us anything, it’s that staying one step ahead is necessary to survive and thrive. Whether you’re trying to advance in your career or start a whole new one, the aim of our blog is to help you with your back-to-school decision.

Here are our top 7 blog posts that we think are worth revisiting, as they aim to educate, inform, and inspire.

Happy (re-)reading…

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Computer Science Students in High Demand

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We often hear a lot of talk about the need for more students to pursue STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math), but one institution of higher learning is making the case for including computer science in the high needs category.

Just like its STEM counterparts, the demand for computer science jobs will outpace the number of students in the coming years. That’s good news for you if you’re an aspiring computer science major or enrolling in a technical education program.

For more eye opening facts and stats about the need for more computer science education, we’ll let the infographic from NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) speak for itself… [Read more...]