Facing a deadline to keep her job and maxed out on student loans, Alisha Sabin wasn't sure she'd ever finish what she started. As a vice president at a credit union, Alisha had been given a timeline to earn her degree in order to keep her position. Although she had

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.

Intelligence is in many ways a testament to motivation. That is to say, our personal education is often in our own hands. Some of the most iconic scientists, writers, and innovators were never big on school, and pushed themselves to greatness. But at the end of the day, there are

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.

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