And the Best Colleges for Adults Going Back To College Are…

best colleges for adults going back to schoolIf you’re a nontraditional aspiring student — meaning you didn’t just graduate high school — you might be interested to know that there’s a new college ranking system created just for you. Best College Reviews recently released its Top 50 Colleges for Adults Going Back to College list, and it’s based on factors that you care about at this stage in your life, rather than who’s got the most school spirit or best frat houses. [Read more…]

What You Need to Know About the Common Application Changes

common app logoIf you’re getting ready to apply to college, you’ve certainly heard of the Common Application. But did you know that it’s changed? [Read more…]

U.S. News Releases Best Online College Programs for Veterans

best online college programs for veteransJust in time for Memorial Day celebrations comes U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings. [Read more…]

Our Top College Research, College Prep, Financial Aid, and Online Learning Trend Posts of 2013

best college bound, colleg advice blog posts of 2013‘Tis the season to look back on the past year and revel in all you’ve accomplished, right? Well for us that means re-reading some of our favorite college advice posts, including these we think you’ll enjoy and learn from. ICYMI, here are the top college research, college prep, financial aid, and online learning trend posts of 2013…. [Read more…]

The Big Business of Back-to-School

the big bucks of back-to-schoolIf you’ve ever doubted what a big business back-to-school has become, consider the fact that retailers have begun their back-to-school push in June – before some students are even out of school!

“In seven and a half years, I’ve never once seen so much emphasis put on back-to-school before July 4,” National Retail Federation (NRF) spokeswoman Kathy Grannis told Advertising Age this summer.

It’s no surprise why – according to NRF’s 2013 Back-to-School Spending Survey, combined back-to-school and back-to-college spending is expected to reach $72.5 billion this year, making it the second biggest season for retailers (Christmas is first).

Take a look at a few marketing extravaganzas to get a picture of just how big a business back-to-school has become.

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