In the world of business, having a master's degree matters. For one thing, there's the matter of money. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2012, the median weekly earnings for a master's degree holder were $1,300, compared with $1,066 for a worker with just a bachelor's degree.

For over a century, higher education has been based around the credit hour . The idea behind this system is simple. Students go to class and therefore spend a certain amount of time learning, which then is quantified into credit until a number has been reached that warrants a degree.

Careers in nursing are on the rise as the medical industry is expecting nearly 20 percent growth in the field by 2022 . If you're considering entering this in-demand profession, getting a degree is an important starting point. Graduating with an MSN will certainly get you noticed on the job

At WGU we champion your ability to earn an accredited, high quality degree in less time for less money. Your success stories can help others envision that reality for themselves. Many students transfer to WGU to complete their degrees affordably, acquiring far less student debt. Finding a balance between funding

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