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What is a Technical School?

Posted August 25, 2010 9:00 AM |
What is a technical school? Learn more about the practical, hands-on training at technical colleges.

Technical School n : an educational institution that teaches students practical, job-related skills that can be immediately applicable when searching for a job. Technical colleges and schools often provide significant on-site, hands-on training in areas of study such as include information technology, criminal justice, business, health, and design. ...continue reading

How long does it take to earn a bachelor's degree? Research: 6+ years

Posted August 6, 2010 2:00 PM |
How long does it take to get a bachelor's degree? Find out what research has to say at the GreatDegree.com Online Education Blog.

The 4-year college experience is continuously morphing. For example, online tools and technology made it possible to have the college experience without ever stepping foot on campus.

And now, as less traditional students such as working adults venture back to school and more part-time students are enrolling, the “4-year” degree may have to be renamed to the “4-years-plus” degree. ...continue reading

10 Facts about American Sentinel University

Posted July 26, 2010 2:00 PM |
Learn 10 Facts about American Sentinel University

As one of the top military-friendly colleges in the U.S. and a fully online institution, American Sentinel University offers an affordable, high quality education for thousands of students. If you’re serving our nation or looking for a tight-knit learning community, take a look at ASU and put them in the running for your school of choice.

Here’s a look at American Sentinel University: ...continue reading

What is an accelerated degree program?

Posted July 7, 2010 12:00 PM |
What is an accelerated degree program? Find out at the GreatDegree.com online education blog.

Accelerated Degree Program n : a faster-paced program in which a student can earn a degree in a shorter time period.

Accelerated programs provide students with the opportunity to learn course material quickly and receive a degree sooner. For example, a typical associate’s degree program lasts 2 years; an accelerated associate’s degree can sometimes be completed in as little as 18 months. ...continue reading

Government puts for-profits on the hot seat

Posted June 24, 2010 2:00 PM |
Government and For-Profit Colleges and Universities

For-profit college representatives and advocates are meeting right now in Washington D.C. as the federal government takes a closer look at the financial aspects of these colleges and universities.

Federal officials are reviewing for-profits and their use of government money and aid to their students.

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