Jeremy Alder Founder/Senior Editor

Jeremy Alder
Jeremy Alder has spent over a decade researching and writing about higher education to provided students with the information they need to achieve their goals. He has significant personal experience with career transitions, working as a freelance writer and editor, non-profit director, community organizer, preacher, teacher, retail manager, and carpenter prior to founding College Consensus. Homeschooled from the second grade, Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Philosophy) and Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.). He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, five kids, and a Labradoodle named Hank.
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The Best Ministry Master's Online

It's been reported that approximately 210 million Americans identify as Christian. It's also estimated that about 64% of Americans identify as Christian (50 years ago, that number hovered around 90%.) Fifty years ago, that number was 90%. by 2070, 35% and 46% of the U.S. population will be Christian (NPR, September 15, 2022.) Globally, 2.2 . . .
October 31, 2023

2023 Best Online Master's in Christian Ministry

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What to study for a career in death care services

Morticians, also known as funeral directors, provide care services for the deceased and their survivors. They communicate with family members or executors to plan funeral services, use scientific knowledge and specialized training to prepare bodies for cremation or burial, and act as managers of their funeral business. If you would like to help people mourn . . .
November 9, 2023

What Degree Do You Need to be a Mortician?

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Everything you need to know about financing your education

Money is the biggest obstacle to college for most people and the main reason trust in college as a good investment is at an all-time low. Our experts here at College Consensus have compiled helpful answers to the most common questions students of all ages and backgrounds have about paying for college. Before college Is . . .
November 12, 2023

How Do I Pay for College?

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Early decision applications for most universities are due in November. That's just two weeks away! But don't panic. Whether you're a parent or a student, College Consensus is here to provide you with everything you need to make sure you're on-time and on-point. College application season can be a daunting and stressful time, but it's . . .
November 13, 2023

It's college ap­pli­ca­tion season!

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When I was applying for college (over 20 years ago), SAT or ACT scores were required by every major school and were widely thought to be a significant determining factor in admissions. This is no longer the case. Over the years, colleges and universities have undergone shifts in their views on standardized admissions tests. While . . .
November 14, 2023

Colleges are rethinking the importance of stan­dard­ized tests, and that's a good thing

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What to Study if you want to become an airline pilot

Choosing to become a pilot is a lofty career goal that can propel your professional ambitions to new heights. The Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) does not require you to have an accredited degree to become a pilot, but employers prefer pilots who have acquired degrees in related fields. The FAA does require, however, that you . . .
November 28, 2023

10 Best Degrees for Becoming a Pilot

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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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The surprising answer according to a recent report from The College Board is, Yes! How to pay for college is the most pressing question on the minds of most prospective students and their families. The narrative for the past several years is that the costs of college keeps going up. But new data suggests that . . .
November 27, 2023

Is college actually getting cheaper?

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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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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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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