A Look at 2012 College Students: An Infographic

Forget everything you thought you knew about college students. You may think college students are young, impressionable, broke, and inexperienced; but this is far from the truth.

That cookie-cutter image that you may have envisioned about college students has diversified, as the modern-day student is non-traditional, often independent, enjoys distance learning, and has “walked around the block” a few times. One out of every four college students aren’t that young (unless you consider 30 the new 20). The 900,000 students who served in the military are using their post service tuition benefits – so who are you calling inexperienced? Nearly 30 percent of students might agree that their own children are impressionable, but they might take offense if you describe them that way. And half of students are financially independent. Continue reading

Student Spotlight: Online Master’s Student Katy Katz

We had the chance to interview Katy Katz, online master’s degree student at Benedictine University. Katy Katz completed her undergraduate degree in Business at the University of Minnesota, and decided to go back to school to advance her knowledge in a specific area of business. Read more on her path as an online student here… Continue reading

Back-to-School Checklist: What to Pack for College

College students across the country are marking the start of another school year. Now is the time for millions of college students around the nation to confirm class chedules, mentally prepare to get back in the grind, and most importantly study! But, back-to-school preparations look a little different for the more than 6 million students taking online degrees. Look at the infographic below as we compare a traditional vs. online students’ checklist of what to pack for college. Continue reading