July 2013

  • How Online Courses Can Open the Door to Your Online College Degree

    Barry Lenson

    You already know that more and more colleges are offering individual courses online.  But did you know that America is also seeing a dramatic increase in the number of institutions that are offering complete degree programs online? To get an idea of how the popularity of online degrees is increasing, you need only look at US News, which now ranks colleges that offer online degree programs alongside colleges that offer instruction in traditional classroom settings. What Does this Trend Mean for You? The growing number of online degree programs can spell opportunity for you, for reasons like these . . . You can get into the college of your choice without engaging in a complicated and costly admissions process. You can take a few ...

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  • Pine Manor College: A Great Women’s College You Might Not Know

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re sold on the idea of going to a women’s college, you’ve probably been looking at a small number of schools that are well known for excellence in women’s education. In the Northeast, there are Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Wellesley, and a few more. Down South, there are Agnes Scott, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, and Sweet Briar. We urge you to take a close look at Pine Manor College too. It’s a well-respected women’s college located outside of Boston in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Why Pine Manor?  For years, women have sought out women’s colleges for some very specific reasons. Some of those colleges, like Wellesley, have done a stellar job of preparing women for leadership in science and politics. Others, like Agnes Scott, ...

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  • 4 Reasons to Study Cultural Anthropology

    Barry Lenson

    Cultural Anthropology is the study of the way that human beings behave in different countries and cultures.  That might sound somewhat dry, but it is actually one of the more interesting subjects that you can imagine, once you enroll in a college class. 1. You’ll gain really interesting insights about how and why people behave so differently in different cultures. Better yet, the knowledge you gain has very practical applications in business and other fields today.  That’s why a degree in cultural anthropology can help you get a job with a company that does business in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, or elsewhere. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! The knowledge you gain could help you unde ...

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  • City College of San Francisco in Crisis

    Barry Lenson

    “I can guarantee you that if this institution cannot fix its problems, it will lose its accreditation.” - Brice Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, quoted in The Chronicle. In a blog post last January, we noted that The City College of San Francisco, the largest community college in California, had shifted into full crisis mode. The college had to fix its finances by March 15, 2013, or it risked losing its accreditation. Meanwhile, students were in limbo about what would happen to their school, which is one of the biggest community colleges in America. So, what has happened since then? “City College of San Francisco has a year to prove it can govern itself,” an article by Lois Kazakoff in The San ...

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  • What's the Fastest Way to Start Earning Your Nursing Degree?

    Barry Lenson

    What’s the quickest way to start earning a degree in nursing? The answer to that question is simple. The fastest way is probably to enroll in one of those colleges that advertise aggressively on television and billboards.  If you visit one of those schools, you’ll get a sales pitch. A financial counselor will hook you up with some federal and other loans. You’ll get a uniform and before you know it, you’ll be in a classroom. Sure, that’s a fast way to get started. But is it the best way? Not sure where to start? Get your free personalized degree plan today! I stumbled on the answer to that question unexpectedly last week, in an unusual place. I had pulled my car into a gas station to fill up. The guy who was pumping g ...

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