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New initiative to help veterans seeking degrees
Military veterans are not known to have the easiest time going back to college.

More rigorous GED coming in 2014
Just because individuals did not have a chance to earn a high school diploma as a teenager does not mean they cannot pursue a college degree as an adult.

Job prospects – not costs – help students pick schools
Any adults considering going back to school, whether they are enrolling in liberal arts programs or culinary arts programs, have many different factors to take into consideration when choosing a college.

Why going back to school is smart for working adults
Why do adults go back to school when they've already spent years or even decades on a certain career path?

Tuition cost doesn’t have to stand in the way for adult learners
When you're trying to go back to school as an adult learner, the biggest question you might ask yourself is, "Can I afford it?" A college degree doesn't come cheap, and you're not alone in having this concern.

Sometimes, transferring credits is more of a hassle
According to new research, you might not have to worry so much if you can't transfer old high school or college credits - especially from science classes - toward your college diploma.

US DOE releases blueprint to help adult learners go back to college
Although typical students get the lion's share of the headlines when it comes to speculation on the future of the economy, if you're considering going back to college as an adult, you've got just as important a part to play.

Study finds adult brains are ready for college
A new study by the National Institute of Mental Health recently discovered that because adult brains are more developed than younger ones, they are better suited for receiving a college education.

Pennsylvania education system announces new adult learners program for veterans
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) recently announced a new program geared toward veterans who want to use their military experience to receive college credit.

Adult learners in Georgia: State to offer free GED practice
The state of Georgia understands some adults might be nervous about taking an exam after years without schooling, and recently announced that adult education centers will now provide free practice tests.

President Barack Obama highlights education at the Democratic National Convention
President Obama called upon the Democratic National Committee and millions of Americans to make it possible for workers to learn skills at community colleges that would lead directly to jobs.

Do some research to find a legitimate GED testing service
Before you take your General Education Development (GED) test, make sure you triple check the website where you're taking the examination.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivers speech at DNC
During the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters eager to re-elect President Barack Obama.

To cram or not to cram: Researchers say there’s no question
Whether that was in high school or during your first semester of college, researchers at a California university recently discovered putting off sleep cancels out just about everything you could have learned by studying.

Oklahoma community organization pledges $10,000 to adult learners
The Broken Arrow Community Foundation in Oklahoma recently announced plans to pledge $10,000 in scholarships to adult learners going back to college.

Higher education paving the way for employment growth
When the recession hit the U.S. in 2007, millions of Americans were left unemployed and looking for a way to get rehired.

Online degrees are on the rise
The majority of adult learners aren't your typical college students. Oftentimes they are juggling their professional lives with earning a degree, whether it be a master's in healthcare programs or business, and as such are unable to take courses during normal business hours.

College classes drawing from latest trends
Colleges and universities are introducing new curricula to reflect the changing times, from sociology courses on rap stars to social media classes outfitting adult learners with what has become a vital tool for employment.

Community college in Iowa makes it easier for adults to go back to college
An Iowa-based community college is holding an informative reception for adult learners going back to college for the first time in several years.

Many adults go back to college for a master’s degree to gain career advancement
When individuals decide to go back to college as adults, they might take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and apply to business school to earn a master's degree.

More proof that higher education is good for your health
Here's another point for higher education: Researchers have found that going to college lowers blood pressure and improves heart health, according to two separate studies, one by a Massachusetts-based university and another by European scientists.

New Jersey school launches ‘Weekend College’ for adult learners
A community college in Salem, New Jersey, just launched "Weekend College" - a program for adult learners who cannot attend classes that take place between the regular 9 to 5 time slot.

STEM degrees lucrative choice for minorities
Minority students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields have a higher salary than those who major in the humanities or education.

Adult education main focus of Tulsa Chamber
Officials of Oklahoma's Tulsa Metro Chamber are focusing on higher education as one of the main contributors to job growth in the state.

Six states form career training coalition
Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee are forming a coalition to boost career training for adult learners and high school grads thinking about going back to college.

Kentucky university launches Project Graduate for adult learners
Adult learners in Kentucky may be able to earn their college degree much faster now, thanks to a new initiative: Project Graduate.

Wisconsin launches online education initiatives
Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker just announced his plans to make going back to college more affordable for thousands of adult learners with a new flexible degree program.

Mississippi schools joining forces for adult learners
Two Mississippi colleges have entered into a partnership to invite nontraditional, adult learners over the age of 25 to go back to college and get a bachelor's degree.

Department of Education to simplify income-based loan repayment
The White House recently announced plans to simplify the income-based repayment (IBR) program for student loan borrowers by providing streamlined IRS-to-application options online.

GRE wins favor with more business school applicants
Adult learners thinking about going back to college to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree can take the new Graduate Record Exam (GRE) instead of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), as more business schools across the country are beginning to accept the GRE.

White House continues student loan discussion
The federal student loan interest rate could potentially double next month, leaving millions of adult learners and younger college graduates with an average of $1,000 in additional debt payments.

Study shows growth in science, engineering, healthcare enrollment
Researchers from the National Science Foundation recently found that the number of graduate students in science, engineering and healthcare (SEH) programs have grown by 30 percent in the last decade.

Michigan community foundation providing scholarships for adult learners
If you think scholarships and grants are only for high school students, think again. The city of Saginaw, Michigan, has put together resources to provide adult learners with college scholarships.

That’s Doctor De Niro to you: Robert De Niro gets honorary degree
Oscar-winning Robert De Niro spoke to graduates at a small liberal arts college in Maine, and even though he never graduated high school, was given an honorary degree in fine arts.

Meet your new professor: the computer
Scientists are changing the way we learn, and people thinking about going back to college may soon see a new face during lectures: their computer screen.

How to study smarter
We’ve all been there before. We get to the end of a chapter in a book and don’t know what you just read. Or we sit through an entire lecture, only to walk away wondering what the professor was talking about. The key to studying smarter is being engaged. It’s not enough to look at the […]

Tuesday Tour Day — The Art Institutes
Today we take you on a tour of The Art Institutes. By now you already know that you’re the “creative type.” You can’t imagine a life without expressing your unique vision, whether your passion is fashion, design, culinary or media arts. The Art institute is a system of more than 45 schools located throughout North America. […]