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Higher Education Pays Off and Protects Against Unemployment, according to a new study from the BLS.

Read more here: http://blog.allied.edu/2013/04/higher-ed-protects-against-unemployment.html

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"Are you wondering how college students and recent college graduates are faring in the current economic climate? The truth is, college is more important than ever, and college students are finding all kinds of creative ways to save money, pay their tuition, and get the education they need to move their lives and their careers forward. Check out the infographic below for more details!"

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Dean of Criminal Justice Patricia Drown, Ph.D. at Allied American University on military education.


How the Great Recession Proved, Beyond a Doubt, the Value of a College Degree

The U.S. economic recovery has been anemic by almost any standard. But for Americans with just a high school degree or less, it’s been worse than anemic. It’s been non-existent. 

This week, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce published a new report breaking down job growth during and after the Great Recession by education levels. And as it illustrates in the graph above, employment has been essentially flat since January 2010 for adults who never went to college.

Here’s what that translates too: For about 38 percent of working age Americans, there has been absolutely no growth in the job market since it bottomed out more than two years ago. To get a job, you’ve essentially had to hope someone else lost or left theirs. 

Read more. [Image: Georgetown University]


Higher education is rapidly changing—you don’t have to even be paying much attention to see that. Universities have started streaming lectures en masse, schools like Harvard and MIT are teaming up to create content tailored for the web, startups like UniversityNow are creating reasonably priced online universities, and startups like Udacity offer online-only classes from renowned professors. None of this existed 10 years ago, and the field isn’t done changing yet. A new report from Pew Internet looks at what higher education will look like in 2020, based on survey responses from over 1,000 “Internet experts, researchers, observers and users.”….(Via Fast Co Exist)

  • Sleep: Going to college can be overwhelming. Whether it’s an online university like AAU, or some other school, sleep is often overlooked. Don’t let it be. That whole “sleep when you’re dead” motto is not conducive to good grades. Try, instead, “sleep when you’re sleepy.”
  • Study: Remember, college isn’t going to be like high school. It’s more challenging. You will undoubtedly have more work to do. But don’t let that discourage you. Be diligent, stay on top of it, and you’ll do just fine. Tips: Find an online study buddy. Take mini-breaks. Eat chocolate.
  • Manage Your Time: Where did the day go? You’ll be saying that more often. The key is to set the proper expectations for the time it takes you to complete certain tasks. Give yourself ample time to study, to prepare for a test, to write an essay, to practice your karate chops.
  • Be There: Yep, it’s that simple. Just be there. With online classes, you don’t even have to get in your car. Or, for that matter, wear pants.
  • Do What You Love: College is really a place for discovery. Find out what course of study suits you best. Find, as they say, your passion. And pursue that voraciously.

What do you think? What would you add to this list?

This, college students can relate to.

This, college students can relate to.

Goofing around with Forrest Griffin. No big thing. So grateful for his support of Allied American University, the military and higher education in general!

Such poignant, powerful words from Allied American University student Sergeant Christopher Walker!

We’re hosting Forrest Griffin at DoD Worldwide! Cool artwork, huh?

We’re hosting Forrest Griffin at DoD Worldwide! Cool artwork, huh?

Here’s another shot: our Forrest Griffin booth (Booth 705!) at DoD Worldwide