As posted on FosterEDU The college completion agenda is picking up across the nation. States are seizing the opportunity to set new goals for increasing the number of citizens who hold postsecondary certificates or degrees. The ultimate aim of this initiative is to generate a more skilled, qualified and credentialed pool of candidates to infuse […]
125 Years: The Honor of Labor
As posted on FosterEDU blog Since its inception in 1890, Penn Foster has dedicated itself to enhancing students’ lives by imparting the knowledge, skills and credentials to help students get started on their career path. In doing so, Penn Foster has paid tribute to the honor of skilled labor. From extending educational opportunities to miners, […]
Two-Year Degrees vs. Four-Year Degrees: Where’s the Biggest Payoff?
As posted on FosterEDU blog The question, “is a college degree worth it?” persists as tuition rates increase and student loan debt skyrockets. But the Wall Street Journal breaks down the question over the investment of a college degree even further by asking: If a student does attend and graduate college, does the graduate from […]
Forecast for Student Loans: Burdened for Life?
As posted on FosterEDU Blog As class of 2015 celebrates graduating from college, they will also share the unique distinction as the most indebted class in history. Over 70% of graduates will had to have taken out a student loan, which is an 11% increase in the number of student-loan holders from a decade ago1. […]
Why High School Graduation is the Key to Improving At-risk Communities: PART II
Posted on The Edvocate A guest post by Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster When an at-risk student graduates high school, it creates a significant and positive trickle-down effect: it de-risks a family unit and the power of example encourages friends to also become contributing members as high school finishers, and can be a catalyst […]
The Guide to Job Availability by Industry
As posted on FosterEDU blog The economy is continuing its slow recovery from the 2008 collapse as the average industry has increased its workforce by just over 1 percent since 2002. Though overall job growth has been sluggish, it doesn’t mean job growth isn’t occuring — it’s just not evenly distributed. Some job sectors, like healthcare […]
Academic & Professional Advancement: 4 Pros of Career College Opportunities
As posted on FosterEDU blog Year after year contentious dialogue continues to circulate around a four-year college education, insomuch it’s practically become trite to hear about. High tuition rates, swollen student loan debt and languishing employment opportunities for college grads perpetuate the skepticism over a college education that concerns academia, American households, and our youth. […]