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

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

The Future of Higher Education

What is the future of higher education? A recent Pew Internet Study, which surved of 1,021 Internet experts, researchers, observers and users was created to answer important facts about our higher education system in America, and where it is headed. Hybrid learning, ed tech, and online education were cited to proliferate. Will college tuition rise even more? Find out below… [More on online degrees...]

College Spending: Back-to-School Expenditures On The Rise

Our nation’s back-to-school spending is higher than ever. Up an average of $100 per person between 2011 and 2012, the average college student will spend $907.22 on items like technology (computers, smartphones, printers), dorm or housing decor/furniture, textbooks, and back-to-school clothing, cites the National Retail Federation. Continue reading