College Education

  • How To Apply For College In 5 Steps

    How To Apply For College In 5 Steps
    Beth Dumbauld

    Here's how to apply for college in 5 steps. There’s much that goes into the college applications process and mining for simple details, in the end, can help your chances a lot ...

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  • What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?

    What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?
    Beth Dumbauld

    What are the best, or most common college majors of fortune 500 CEOs? It’s no big surprise that engineering and business are the most common ones. People who studied engineering and business account for 44% of the fortune 500 CEOs. Why are these so common, and what is it about these degrees that help people become CEOs? The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs Engineering is a massive field with over 25 specialties, a few of which are mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and computer engineering. These specialties allow engineers to work in all industries, ultimately making their career options nearly unlimited. Engineering majors also take an assortment of courses, including, math, science, writing and technical courses. With such ...

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  • How to Get Started in Information Technology

    How to Get Started in Information Technology
    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking to get started in IT? Getting an associate or bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or business is the way to go. There are a variety of careers paths in IT and and your job prospects are excellent. The number of STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is projected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. Need to know how to get started? Download our free guide on How to Go back to College today! What Do You Do with a Degree in Information Technology (IT)? If you think all you do with a degree in information technology (IT) is play with computers, think again. A career in information technology allows you to use all of your skills, and develop new ones as well. With a career ...

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  • 6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School

    6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    It takes perseverance, determination, and grit to go back to school as an adult. Those same traits are also critical for successful athletes. To celebrate the grit of adult students, we’re putting the spotlight on famous athletes who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of athletes who were motivated to further their education while achieving success in their sports at the highest levels. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Michelle Kwan Michelle  Kwan is a two-time Olympic medalist in figure skating, as well as a five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion in the sport as well. An extraordinary athlete on the ice, Michelle ...

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  • StraighterLine CEO Discusses College Affordability on Maryland Public Television

    Beth Dumbauld

    Our CEO, Burck Smith founded StraighterLine to empower students to affordably earn their college degree. If you’d like to hear more ideas about how higher education can be improved, here’s an interview that Burck recently gave on the future of higher education for Maryland Public Television. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Watch StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith on Maryland Public Television discuss affordable college options and see why more students are opting for low-cost online courses to earn credit for their degree. We have 100+ accredited partner schools. Get your free personalized degree plan today! ...

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