Not all online universities are created equal. The Web is inundated with advertisements for online universities that claim to be everything degree-seekers need to get degrees and change their fortunes. Beneath the flashy ad copy, however, substantial information is nearly impossible to find. A recent ranking by Online Education Database ( is the first list… Read More

Sure, you have bulldogs, panthers, knights, and hawks. But not every school chooses a conventional mascot. In fact, some schools select rather unconventional ones and often for rather strange and unorthodox reasons. Here are ten of the strangest, in no particular order — except for the last one.… Read More

“Scholarships Around the US” has compiled a list of 118 ways students can offset the cost of higher education. While the entire list ought to be required reading for any co-ed, I’ve excerpted the ten that I thought were most effective and most striking, and then I added the one that they forgot: getting a Costco Membership. Two words: free samples.… Read More

A recent article in The New York Times reported that community colleges are no longer a last resort for underachieving or unmotivated students. On the contrary, more and more community colleges are becoming an attractive alternative to students looking to earn their core academic credit at a significantly reduced cost before transferring to a four-year school to complete their bachelor’s degree.… Read More

Trying to decide where to go to school? If so, make sure you consider whether the school is properly accredited. Accreditation helps to ensure that schools are of high quality and that their degrees will be accepted by potential employers. Listed below are some frequently asked questions pertaining to accreditation and accreditation agencies.… Read More

The number and nature of college degrees are as diverse as the people who get them. They come in different sizes — associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral — and in scores of different subjects. So how do you choose the right degree for you? Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself.… Read More

Finding the right college or university can be daunting. You need a school that will provide you with a quality education and help you get a good job, but you also need a school that fits your individual tastes. Start by asking yourself these basic questions.… Read More