Personal and Career Benefits of Adults Going Back to School to Get a Degree
Writer Haley Drucker recently wrote a piece for Brighthub, a popular website, on the benefits of adults over 25 going back to college to pursue their degrees. The article, found online at http://www.brighthub.com/education/college/articles/72340.aspx, explores about the impact of returning to school for both your career and personal life goals.
The article hits the proverbial nail on the head. There is no doubt that earning a college degree ramps up your earning power. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for someone 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree is $1,137 per week. Compare that to high school graduates who can expect to earn just $678 a week on average and those with some college, but no degree who typically earn a median weekly salary of $738.
Clearly, completing your degree can be a big economic boost for you and your family. Did you know that 38% of adult learners are over age 25 and of these 26% have children?
Sure you have a few years behind you. Maybe you have children and most likely job responsibilities. Despite all that it’s not too late for you to earn a college degree or even a second bachelor’s degree that will help you take your career in an exciting new direction.
Harrisburg University’s Adult Degree Program is career focused and designed specifically for working professionals like you who would find it difficult to attend traditional college. Your classes will include career driven, adult working professionals exclusively. Projects will encompass opportunities to work independently and to occasionally collaborate with other adult students. Courses are practical, accelerated and offered online and in a blended (online and classroom) format. What you learn today you’ll be able to use tomorrow at work.
You can earn your degree 100% online or elect to take a blended format where you can take classroom sessions online and classes held during the evening or on weekends for your convenience.
Learn more about HU’s adult degree programs in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing and Management & eBusiness online at http://adultdegrees.HarrisburgU.edu We offer everything you want in an Adult Degree Program — liberal credit transfers, advanced standing for qualified students, financial aid and scholarships, tuition deferment, and payment plans. Plus, it’s free to apply, so there’s nothing to lose! Contact Angela Houseknecht directly at (717) 901-5100 x0126 or AHouseknecht@HarrisburgU.edu for additional information.