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How to Find an Online Master's Degree Program You Can Trust

A master's degree is increasingly becoming necessary for many higher level jobs, and online education is a solid option for working professionals or those with family obligations.

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How to Find an Online Education Program
How to Find an Accredited Online Education Program

As colleges expand their online education offerings, it's important to find one that is properly accredited and that will meet your educational needs.

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10 Best Information Technology Master’s Programs
10 Best Online Information Technology Master’s Programs

There are plenty of options for obtaining a master’s degree – including online programs. U.S. News and World report recently ranked the top online graduate computer IT programs based on five weighted categories: Student engagement (30% of the weight); faculty credentials and training (25%); student services and technology (20%); peer reputation (15%); and admissions selectivity (10%).

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Common Questions About Online College Courses
Answers to Common Questions About taking Online College Courses

Recent surveys place the number of online college students between 5.5 million and 7.1 million. As the popularity of online classes grows, these are some questions students frequently ask.

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4 Career Boosting Business Certificates That Pay Well

Business certification programs generally are designed for those who already have a degree, but want to add specialized skills to their credentials. They provide an opportunity to gain expertise in a highly specialized area without requiring the time or the financial investment of a whole new degree. Some certification programs are highly sought out by employers and deliver earnings potential that makes their attainment very worthwhile.
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Monday, Feb 16 2015 09:00 AM

What to Look for in Accredited Online Certificate Programs

Certification programs – online and off – are often highly sought after by students and employers alike. These shorter-term educational opportunities enable professionals to gain specialized training in a very specific field. Business certifications (such as project management or analytics) or computer certifications (such as those built around specific platforms) deliver the training students need to perform in the field without extraneous classes that might go along with a degree program.
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Sunday, Feb 15 2015 09:00 AM

What Makes a Best Online MBA Program?

For the first time, U.S. News World Report has ranked online MBA degree programs separately. Here are some of the factors they used, and some you should use, as well.
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Thursday, Jan 15 2015 11:00 AM

Top Ten Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for 2015

These schools offer the best online graduate nursing programs in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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Thursday, Jan 08 2015 09:00 AM

5 Great Reasons to Choose Online Education

An online education is often the best approach for students, offering them more flexibility in scheduling classes and saving them some of the costs of attending a brick-and-mortar institution.
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Wednesday, Jan 07 2015 01:00 PM

The 2015 Best Online Colleges and Master's Programs in the United States

These schools are the best online colleges in eight different categories. More and more large, well-known public schools are moving into online education, giving students an even better opportunity to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
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Wednesday, Jan 07 2015 10:00 AM

Online Education & Distance Learning Articles, Tips, Guides for Online Students

Web-based classes are increasingly common, so online education articles and distance learning guides are now an important part of the U.S. News University Directory resource center. Advice on picking the right program, tips about how to succeed in an online classroom and announcements from leaders in the field – it’s all here. Take advantage of these valuable distance learning articles now!