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


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


For most people, the decision to get a college education is obvious. A not-so-obvious decision is to whether to get it in a traditional, on-campus setting or — as is becoming more common — to get it online. The purpose of this article is to examine the differences between the two in terms of cost, class schedule, classroom environment, social life, and job opportunities.… Read More