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The Top 3 Education Questions

Question #1: With so many Diploma Mills around, how can I  judge the quality of an online education program? Answer: You can't judge an online school by their campus. Many nationally accredited colleges and universities offer only distance learning and online programs. This means they don't need a fancy college campus to deliver a quality education. Here a couple of quick ways to judge an online school and avoid Diploma Mills: First - I... more

3 Common Education Questions

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Question: With so many "Diploma Mills" around, how can I judge the quality of an online education program? Answer: Let's start by saying you can't judge an online school by its campus. Many "Nationally Accredited" colleges and universities offer only distance learning and online programs. This means they don't need a fancy college campus to deliver a quality education. Here are two easy ways to judge an online school and avoid "Diplo... more

Step 3: Find the Right School

There are many factors to consider when choosing a school; these include available degree options, the school's policy for using CLEP and military experience (ACE) credits, accreditation, and the cost of tuition. The trick is to find the school that offers exactly what you need, in a way that fits your lifestyle. The Military.com School Finder is a great place to start your search. It enables you to quickly search schools and request more i... more

Selecting the Right Graduate Degree

Graduation cap on a book next to a degree.

When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline, and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need to answer before you select a degree: Do you want to continue on your current career path? Does your current career match the future job market? What has more value to you, quick or detailed? Do you want a specific degree or a degree that leaves your options open? Most deg... more

Sailors with Degrees Advance Faster

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According to the Navy Advancement Center data on the September 2009 through September 2010 advancement cycles for E4/5/6, Sailors with a college degree advanced at a rate that was higher than their counterparts without a degree.  For example, on the September 2010 cycle 208 exams, 22.9 percent of Sailors with a degree advanced, while 16.4 percent of Sailors without a degree advanced. "The September 2008 exam cycle was the introduction ... more

 
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