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Carrie Sealey-Morris has covered bootcamps, careers, and higher education for College Consensus since 2017. Carrie is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where she earned a B.A. in American Studies. 
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Carrie Sealey-Morris has been a writer and editor for a number of higher education websites. Carrie is a graduate of the University of New Mexico-Main Campus where she earned a B.A. in American Studies. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and three little girls.

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Biggest Online Schools By Student Body

Online colleges are one of the best ways for students to study in their preferred field and earn degrees. It allows individuals to learn at their own pace, balance their own schedule, and forgo moving or traveling long distances to reach a physical classroom. Fortunately, online programs and courses became more available over the past . . .
November 13, 2023

10 Most Popular Online Colleges in the United States

Teacher burnout is a very real phenomenon, pushing many teachers to leave the profession every year, but what you might not realize is how many skills learned in education degree programs and on the job can transfer to alternative careers. What is a teacher, after all, but a project manager, HR rep, life coach, motivational . . .
November 14, 2023

25 Highest-Paying Al­ter­na­tive Careers for Teachers

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What to study for a new career in your fifties

It’s never too late to go back to school. According to Forbes, going back to school after age 50 is the new normal. Pursuing an education later in life helps adults stay competitive in the workforce. If you have retired, you may have more time to earn a college degree now than you did while . . .
November 14, 2023

10 Best Degrees for 50 Year Olds

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What to Study for a Career in Real Estate

If you are interested in a real estate career, you probably have a lot of questions you would like someone to answer. You want to know the requirements of getting into the field and what you can expect while on the job each day. On average, entry-level real estate agents earn about $45,000 per year, . . .
December 1, 2023

10 Best Degrees for Real Estate

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What to study for a career in the arts

Artists are going to be in demand for at least the present decade. Occupations in the arts are projected to grow by 14% from 2020 to 2030, so now is a great time to pursue a degree in the arts. These careers are in high demand, and the best way to make sure that you . . .
November 30, 2023

10 Best Degrees for Artists

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Top Paying Non-STEM Majors

Like most people considering college, you’d probably like to get the most bang for your buck from your higher education ventures. However, if math isn’t your strong suit, you may feel like your options are limited. Although most of today’s top-earning degrees indeed require high levels of proficiency in mathematics, you don’t have to be . . .
December 4, 2023

15 Highest Paying Degrees: Majors That Don't Require Math

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Best College Admissions Consulting Services

The best admissions consultant programs offer practical tools that assist students in choosing the right career path. A college admissions consultant's job is to help students evaluate their career goals and then match them to a degree program that will provide them with the skills and abilities they will need to reach their goals. Many . . .
November 15, 2023

35 Best College Admissions Con­sul­tants 2024

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Best Trades

What are the highest paying jobs without a four-year degree? One answer to that question will be found by looking at some of the highest paid trades. The highest paid trade school jobs are a great alternative to college and provide great career options. Trade school jobs, and in particular, the highest paying trade jobs, . . .
November 16, 2023

10 Highest-Paid Trade Jobs

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Being self-employed is a goal that many people have, and it is one that is more attainable today as more businesses operate online. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the annual income of self-employed individuals was almost double the national average of those who worked for someone else. Also, the BLS projects . . .
November 16, 2023

10 Best Degrees for Small Business Owners

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Top Online Colleges Accepting High School Equiv­a­lents

The history of the General Education Development (GED) test dates to 1942 and World War II. During WWII, when large numbers of Americans left high school to enter the military and deploy overseas. Countless other Americans delayed their education, dropped out of school, and went to work in, primarily, wartime industrial factories to support their . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges that Accept the GED

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Top Online Colleges with Weekly Start-Dates

Whether online or on-campus, there are things you need to consider when making an application for admission. Each school has its own admission policies that can include rolling admission, early decision, early action, conditional, regular, deferred admission, open admission, etc. There are many online colleges with weekly start dates. Confusing? It can be, and for . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges with Rolling Admissions

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Online Colleges That Accept Everyone

You may be surprised to know that there are, indeed, top online colleges that have acceptance rates as high as 100%. But, what does that actually mean? Does it mean that anyone who applies gets in regardless of their qualifications? Does it mean those are "bad" schools? Do more selective schools offer more scholarships? For . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges with 100% Acceptance Rate

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Top Online Colleges for Transfers

Students transfer colleges and universities all the time for various reasons. You may find yourself changing majors and another school has a better program, you may decide you want to complete a degree you previously started but didn’t finish, or you may want to leave an on-campus program and enter a top online school. Forbes . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges that Accept Transfer Credits

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What Online Schools Accept FAFSA?

Unless Bill Gates is your uncle, one of the first things you think about when deciding to attend a college, university, or vocational school is, "How will I pay for it?" If Uncle Bill doesn't exist, Uncle Sam does. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education disperses over $112 billion in work-study, grants, and loans . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges That Accept FAFSA

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Most students preparing for college know that selecting the right, most suitable school will require a fair amount of research. This is because this decision is one of life’s most meaningful choices. But applying to most colleges also means spending some money upfront. Most colleges charge an application fee to incoming students to cover the . . .
November 19, 2023

10 Best Online Colleges Without Ap­pli­ca­tion Fees

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Best Free Colleges

For most college-bound students, free tuition seems like a lovely, but unlikely, dream. You may think that full scholarships are only for super-geniuses and star athletes; you may have accepted that a mountain of student loans is your future - it’s just the price you pay for a college education. But that’s not the case . . .
November 27, 2023

35 Best Tuition-Free Colleges in the United States

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What to study for a career in tech

Technology is a growing field. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest-growing industries. Each technology development creates new work opportunities. However, technology is a big field, one that’s complex. This makes it tough to decide where to begin your technology career. That's why College Consensus is giving you our ranking of the best degrees . . .
December 5, 2023

10 Best Degrees for Tech Jobs

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Best Uni­ver­si­ties With Free Online Courses

Free online courses (sometimes called MOOCs) have reshaped how people learn, develop their professional skills, and prepare for career and life changes. Some of the most respected colleges in the world offer courses in nearly every field of interest you can think of. But how do you know a free online course will be worth . . .
December 5, 2023

Top 50 Colleges for Free Online Courses

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What to study to get into PA school

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for physician assistants is projected to grow at a rate of 27% over this decade. That is much faster than the average for other occupations. In May of 2022, the median annual pay was $126,010, but a physician assistant employed by an outpatient care . . .
December 5, 2023

15 Best Degrees for Becoming a Physician Assistant

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What to study if you want to work remotely

Millions of people work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, and this number continues to grow annually. Working from home has been linked to an improved home-life balance. Home-based workers may be more productive as well as more satisfied with their job. The elimination of a daily commute and constant oversight can reduce . . .
December 4, 2023

15 Best Degrees to Work from Home

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What to Study if you Want to Launch your Own Business

Students who are aspiring entrepreneurs can sharpen their skills and gain valuable knowledge with the right degree. The best choice depends on the individual's aptitude or preferred industry for business. For budding entrepreneurs, these are some of the most useful degrees that can span multiple fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are some . . .
December 5, 2023

10 Best Degrees for En­trepreneurs

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A Review of ASU Online

Arizona State University sits across several campuses in Arizona. Founded in 1885, this university has over a century in providing academic study to thousands of people over the years. Arizona State earned a reputation as the most innovative university in the nation beginning in the early 2000s by completely transforming its approach to education. Called . . .
November 28, 2023

Arizona State University Online Review [2024]

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A Review of UMGC

Formerly known as the University of Maryland University College, University of Maryland Global Campus has always been dedicated to higher education for working adults and nontraditional students. Today, it is its own distinct institution within the University System of Maryland (based in College Park) and one of the most popular online schools. UMGC began in . . .
November 28, 2023

University of Maryland Global Campus Review [2024]

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A Review of WGU Online

Founded by a coalition of governors and former governors in the western US, Western Governors University has become a leading figure in online education, and one of the most popular online schools. Since its beginnings in 1997, WGU has earned accolades for expanding higher education opportunities for nontraditional students. WGU is entirely online and uses . . .
November 28, 2023

Western Governors University Review [2024]

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Ac­cred­i­ta­tion, Degrees, Jobs Prospects

The University of Phoenix is one of the most recognizable names in online higher education, but not always for the best reasons. This online university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. One of the largest online schools, it has a student body of over 500,000 students and offers degrees in business, health . . .
December 6, 2023

University of Phoenix Review [2024]


Your path to a career in law

Lawyers work in the legal system to represent their clients. For criminal justice cases, the lawyer may prosecute the case or defend a client in the courtroom. Meanwhile, civil cases involve anything from property disputes to class action settlements. No matter what kind of lawyer someone decides to become, there are a few degree requirements . . .
December 5, 2023

What Degree Do You Need To Be A Lawyer?

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Top US Medical Colleges Ranked

This is a good time for medical school applicants. The best medical schools are beefing up their diversity programs and are seeing record numbers of women and minority applicants. Understanding Medical School Admissions We’re glad to be part of your search and have provided information on 50 of the Best Medical Schools in the country. . . .
November 14, 2023

50 Best Medical Schools for 2024