Higher Ed.

  • June 4, 2020

    Online Courses: The One Course a Month Option

    When time is money and both are potentially in short supply, the prospect of going back to school can be challenging for many adult learners. For those students hoping to return to education, often after many years of being away from the classroom, traditional universities with their rigid academic calendars and semesters packed full of ...

  • May 21, 2020

    Online Learning: College on Your Schedule

    Everybody’s doing it. From large universities to the local community college, online learning is no longer a novelty, but a solid fixture in the educational landscape. Whether that means getting a high school diploma, a bachelor’s or graduate degree, even some Ph.D.s, online learning — education that is delivered electronically through the use of technology ...

  • May 11, 2020

    Why Do We Need Education — Now More Than Ever?

    In an age when online technologies have disrupted the way many organizations conduct their business, educational establishments haven’t been immune to the changes the internet has introduced at work and in day to day life. Learners have never had access to so much freely available educational content, often accessed with a couple of taps on ...

  • February 27, 2020

    The Adult Student: Why the Four-Week Format Worked for Me

    Tyler Rex landed his dream job after graduating as an adult student from National University with a master’s degree in education. He attributes his success to the support of his family and co-workers, a lot of hard work, and the unique four-week format of National University’s online degree programs. “I’m a teacher,” says Rex. “I ...

  • February 3, 2020

    Learning Outcomes: Bachelor's vs. Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership

    Where are all the leaders? Employment and industry research studies from the past few years reveal there’s a need for more qualified leaders at companies of all kinds. Here are just a few of those statistics: 56% of companies aren’t ready to meet their leadership needs (Deloitte, 2016). 77% of companies are experiencing a leadership ...

  • January 23, 2020

    Best Degrees for San Diego Employment

    The best degrees for San Diego employment can lead you to a new career, or advance your current career in industries such as defense, high tech, health care, manufacturing, computer technology, cybersecurity, engineering, and more, in both the public and private sectors. Our companion article, Top Industries in San Diego, gives insight into what’s hot ...

  • January 20, 2020

    Best Degrees for Jobs in Los Angeles

    When searching for jobs in Los Angeles, you might find that the amount and variety of choices can be overwhelming. If you’re open to a new career, check out our companion article, Top Industries in Los Angeles to see what’s hot in the City of Angels right now.

  • January 16, 2020

    Top Industries in San Diego

    With such a large military presence, it’s not surprising the defense industry leads San Diego employment opportunities. In fact, one out of every five jobs in the region relate to the defense industry, with companies in categories such as cybersecurity, high tech, and computer science. There are many opportunities in several other industries, too, if ...

  • December 12, 2019

    What Types of Companies Look for Organizational Leadership skills?

    What do Lockheed-Martin, Disney, Tiffany’s, Carnival Cruises, tech companies in Silicon Valley, the Aspen Institute, Vanguard, and Royal Caribbean, all have in common? They are all on the search for professionals who can deliver leadership in organizations, shape organizational change, and help others be the best they can be as part of a dynamic team ...

  • December 5, 2019

    How Do I Transfer College Credits to National University?

    The road to a college degree isn’t always a straight line from Point A to Point B. Every year, more than one-third of undergraduate students discover they made a wrong turn when deciding where and how to pursue a degree and move from one college to another, while another 30% will drop out completely. Still ...

  • November 18, 2019

    Adult Learning: Study Tips for College

    A step forward. There are many reasons to go back to school as an adult — or start your college career for the first time. For some adult learners, it’s about accomplishing a goal that may have been a long-time dream. For others, it may mean completing a plan that was in progress many years ...

  • November 14, 2019

    Can I Get a Master's Degree Without Taking the GRE?

    You have probably seen the initials in a lot of college admissions material, but exactly what is the GRE? The GRE, Graduate Record Examination, is a standardized test that measures a person’s analytical writing, and verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. Taking the GRE can be part of a graduate school’s admissions list of requirements for ...

  • October 31, 2019

    How Should I Prepare for College as an Adult Student?

    It’s a decision that a lot of adults wrestle with every day: Should I go back to school? If your answer is, “Yes!” here are five steps you can take to make your return to college as seamless and painless as possible.

  • October 17, 2019

    Living in San Diego: Higher Education Options

    San Diego, California, is known for its mild year-round weather, its proximity to the Pacific, its natural beauty, and its laid-back lifestyle. That’s what makes this sunny, southern California region such a great place to live. With a burgeoning tech scene and other rapidly growing industries, San Diego is also an attractive place to look ...

  • July 15, 2019

    Ask an Expert: Why Is It Important to Attend an Accredited College?

    When you’re selecting a college or university, one of the things you should consider is if a school is accredited or not, and by whom. This becomes even more important if you’ve previously attended college and are looking to return to the classroom.

  • July 1, 2019

    Preparing for the CSET Multiple Subject Test

    Passing the CSET Multiple Subject test is on the mind of many future teaching professionals hoping to acquire a multiple subject teaching credential in California — and it can seem like a daunting task. Covering a range of subjects including math, history, and social science, the purpose of the CSET Multiple Subject exams is to ...

  • June 27, 2019

    Beyond the Classroom: The Online Master’s Programs at National University

    You know that for your chosen career path, having advanced education beyond a bachelor’s degree may be a requirement, or at least strongly encouraged when it comes to your future earning potential. Once you are focused on career advancement through higher education, the next step is to choose the right program and the right university ...

  • May 30, 2019

    Work-Life Balance: How to Stay Focused While Earning Your Degree at Home

    If you want to get something done, ask a busy person — and there is no better place to find that busy person than at National University. Our students know a thing or two about managing their work-life balance while studying for their degree at home — primarily because so many of them have a ...

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