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World’s Top Insurance Companies

Following is a list of the top insurance companies in the world ranked by total assets. Allianz Group, based in Germany, is the world’s largest insurance company in terms of assets. With over 86 million customers in 70 countries, it is a global leader in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, travel insurance, credit insurance,...

Applying to an Online Bachelor’s Program

The admissions process varies from college to college and even from program to program. Readers should always conduct thorough research on each school's admission requirements before applying. Many on-campus and online programs require the same application materials and coursework. Below, readers can learn more about common admission requirements. Common Admission Requirements

What Are the Types of Bachelor’s Degrees?

Some fields of study offer more than one degree type. For example, many colleges and universities offer BA and BS tracks in subjects like psychology, criminal justice, accounting, economics, and marketing. Schools may also offer degrees in subjects like art, music, and theatre as either a BA or a BFA.Bachelor of Arts A bachelor...

How Much Do Bachelor’s Degree-Holders Make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of September 2019, bachelor's degree-holders earned a median weekly salary of $1,248 — about 41% more than associate degree-holders ($887 per week). The BLS also reported a 2.2% unemployment rate for bachelor's degree-holders, compared to rates of 2.7% for associate degree-holders and 3.7% for those with only...

How Much Financial Aid Can I Receive for My Online Bachelor’s Degree?

Paying for college is one of the main sources of student stress. College tuition costs have risen significantly in recent years, and millions of U.S. students depend on financial aid to pay for their bachelor's degrees. However, a large amount of financial aid goes unclaimed each year. A recent survey by NerdWallet noted that...

How Much Does an Online Bachelor’s Degree Cost?

An online bachelor's degree normally costs tens of thousands of dollars in tuition alone. As such, cost is one of the most important factors when choosing between different undergraduate programs. In addition to tuition prices, students may need to pay for textbooks and course supplies, administrative and online learning fees, and interest. They must...

Best Online Bachelor’s Degree and Program Guide

A bachelor's degree takes about four years and 120 credits to complete for a full-time student. Colleges offer bachelor's degrees in many subjects, with opportunities for specialization. Students can often transfer in credit from completed associate degrees, advanced placement courses, and work experience. These degrees prepare graduates for entry-level positions in many industries, including...

In-Demand Online Degrees

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of the fastest-growing occupations in 2018 were in health care and related industries. That’s good news for online students, as programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are prevalent in this discipline. This increasing demand is due in part to an aging population and a rise in individuals...

Finding a Job with an Online Degree

Several years ago, employers were more hesitant to accept online degrees as legitimate, with concerns that online students didn’t gain the same vital skills as they would in a traditional campus environment. But in recent years, that perception has changed dramatically as even the best-known schools have embraced online education and launched high-quality degree programs. While some...

For-Profit Online Colleges

When exploring programs of interest, a prospective student may encounter for-profit and nonprofit schools. Students may perceive for-profit online colleges as a more financially risky option, but experts recommend taking what they hear in the media and through word-of-mouth with a grain of salt.For-profit online schools became more prevalent in the late 1990s. At the time, these...