Most colleges, online or traditional, recommend that, for every credit hour students take, they spend three hours per week preparing for class. That means reading, completing assignments, and doing quizzes. For a full-time student taking 15 credit hours, for example, that would mean 45 hours preparing for class per week. Despite these recommendations to students,… Read More


Everyone knows that getting a college degree can be academically demanding for students. However, not all degree programs are created equal, as some areas of study are far more challenging than others. While you should not choose your college major by the difficulty or the ease of its coursework, you should know what you’re getting… Read More


Earning a college degree is crucial to ensuring career success. However, these days, you do not have to travel thousands of miles to attend school. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last decade, you have probably noticed that college classes (and the degrees they lead to) can be taken online, as… Read More


Many high school students struggle with the decision of where to attend college (or even if they should pursue a college degree at all). So if you’ve finally arrived at a decision and chosen where you want to get your degree, congratulations! That’s a big achievement. However, the pressure isn’t off just because you selected… Read More


Nowadays more than ever, students are thinking about how much they will get from their college degrees, online or traditional, before they enroll? And while it’s not a perfect measure of the value a college can provide to its students, the number of millionaires (that is, individuals who have a net worth of $1 million… Read More


We here at ClassesAndCareer.com are fond of discounting the much-hyped practice of issuing annual college rankings, as if one might need such rankings to put together their own roster of fantasy colleges. We have adamantly insisted that no rankings can tell you what college or university you should attend. We stand by the idea that… Read More


Historically, college rankings have been based largely on the prestige of the university and the relative overall quality of education that a prospective student could expect to receive. But with the cost of college education rising, there’s a new trend toward ranking colleges based on value, helping students and parents ensure that they get the… Read More


Sometimes we forget just how much technology has transformed over the last 20 years, especially in the way we get information about and communicate with the world. Twenty years ago, most people made calls on land lines, many used pagers to receive messages on the go, and only the wealthy had actual mobile phones. Today,… Read More