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Record Pay Gap between College and High School Grads

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Jan 19, 2017 4:04:38 PM
If you're on the fence about whether to finish your bachelor's degree, check out this article from ABC News, which says that college graduates are more likely to:
 
Earn more. In 2015, college grads earned 56 percent more on average than those with high school diplomas only.
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Topics: Online Degree, Earning Power

Winnie-the-Pooh's Wisdom Still Resonates With Adults

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 18, 2017 8:51:44 AM

As children, we didn’t suspect the funny predicaments of a tubby storybook bear were actually lessons about friendship and acceptance. Turns out that Winnie-the-Pooh’s wisdom is still relevant in our lives today.

“These are all observations about how a wise person responds to various challenging situations,” Gary Rosenkrantz, head of UNCG’s Philosophy Department, says of Pooh’s stories. “They embody nuggets of actual wisdom, truths about life. It’s done in a charming, fanciful way that’s accessible to children.”

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Online Degree, Philosophy

A Graduate Certificate is a Smart Resolution

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 13, 2017 2:05:53 PM

While you plan New Year's resolutions for better health and less clutter, don't overlook your career. Do you want that promotion? A different career?

Why not give your work life a makeover too? A graduate certificate may be the answer to quickly put you ahead in your field.

Here are 8 reasons why a graduate certificate is a smart career resolution for a new you.

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Topics: Graduate Certificate

Systems Thinking, Design Thinking - Two New Online Courses

Posted by Kelly Paul on Dec 22, 2016 11:58:03 AM

UNCG Online has developed two new undergraduate online courses that teach students to think critically, interpret data, and solve problems—skills that students can use in the workplace right away. 

Both courses are taught entirely online and are shorter than the traditional semester—each course lasts just seven weeks.

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Topics: Online Courses

GETTING THE BEST GMAT SCORE POSSIBLE

Posted by UNCG Online on Nov 18, 2016 9:28:00 AM


Scores on the GMAT are among many factors used to assess graduate school applicants. No matter which you take, you'll want to excel on the test.

Here are some steps we recommend to make sure you get the score you need for admission.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, Entrance Exams

ONLINE EdD IN KINESIOLOGY STUDENTS ARE ON THE MOVE

Posted by UNCG Online on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:12 AM

Many kinesiology professionals have responsibilities that take them around the globe, whether they are traveling for work, in the military, or participating in sporting events in other parts of the world. The beauty of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology program is that you have the flexibility to keep these commitments as you continue through the program.

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Topics: Student Success, Kinesiology

GETTING THE BEST GRE SCORE POSSIBLE

Posted by UNCG Online on Nov 16, 2016 11:57:56 AM

Scores on the GRE are among many factors used to assess graduate school applicants. No matter which you take, you'll want to excel on the test.

Here are some steps we recommend to make sure you get the score you need for admission.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, Entrance Exams

How Realistic Are Your College Expectations?

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Sep 13, 2016 12:50:50 PM

You’ve decided to go back to college and earn a degree. You’re pretty excited, but also a little worried. After all, it’s been a long time since you were in school. How are you going to do?

Here’s the good news: Older students who’ve been “out in the world” for a while tend to do better than their younger peers. To begin with, you have additional maturity and work experience. You’ve learned some self-discipline. And you may have a better idea of what your goals are. 

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Topics: Online Learning, Student Success, Time

What Are GECs, And Why do You Have To Take Them?

Posted by Coventry Kessler on Aug 16, 2016 9:18:11 AM

New students are sometimes shocked to discover that they have to take General Education Courses (GECs) before they can concentrate on their major. “I know what I want to do!” they protest. “Why do I have to take [sociology, literature, math, natural science, history, you name it]? I’m never gonna need that.”

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses

Do Online Degrees Say They're Online?

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 19, 2016 10:58:20 AM

The short answer? No.

Degrees earned at an academic institution do not state that a degree was earned in person or online. They simply communicate that one has EARNED a particular degree.

Often, what people REALLY want to know when they ask if an online degree says “online,” is whether employers value degrees earned online. There is a clear answer.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree