Even busy adults can earn a college degree
Going back to school as an adult has its share of challenges, from juggling a full-time career to raising young family members, and many people might think they simply don't have enough time to earn a degree. Even if you work a double overtime shift or spend most of your evenings changing diapers, with just a nudge of self-motivation, you could potentially work your way toward a new career.
One of the most convenient ways to earn your degree is to take classes online. Not only will you save yourself a commute to class, but you can also save money and pick and choose courses that suit your preferences. Some of the most prestigious schools in the country have begun to embark on extensive research into the future of education. Is now the perfect time for you to earn your degree online?
By day, you might be running around, dropping your kids off at school with a sack of lunch before heading off to work, but by night, you could be trading in your pajamas for night classes. In order to meet the demands of adult learners, community colleges often offer evening courses for night owls and working professionals alike. According to USA Today, some are even providing classes at midnight.
"We found there are many more folks than we'd imagined in the Boston area who are working third shifts," Mary Fifield, president of a community college in Boston, told the news source. "It's a population that we didn't know existed."
If you're the type of person that stays up late anyways, you could spend the early morning hours working your way to a bachelor's or master's degree instead of watching reruns of "The Bachelorette."
Good, old fashioned learning
If you live right around the corner from a community college or four-year university, online and midnight classes might not be totally necessary. While the kids are at school or soccer practice, you can spend daylight hours on campus, learning with like-minded peers who might become lifelong friends. The benefits of taking classes in physical lecture halls are numerous, and if you need extra stimuli to keep you motivated, sometimes sitting in a lecture helps you focus on the course material.