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June 19, 2019

4 Reasons Why It's Never Too Late to Go Back to School

Going back to school after a hiatus can be a scary decision. You may think it's out of your price range or that you could never make time in your busy schedule. But fear not, UW Colleges Online makes going back to school easy and affordable. In fact, roughly 48 percent of all UW Colleges Online students are 24 or older. If you're still on the fence, here are a few reasons why it's never too late to go back to school.

1. Improve your employability

1. Improve your employability

Earning a degree can significantly impact your employment opportunities after graduation. Learn new skills and information necessary to be successful in today's ever-changing job market. According to Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), graduates with an associate's degree earn nearly 33 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Graduating with a degree from UW Colleges Online shows educational initiative and tells employers that you have the skills necessary to be successful.

2. Enjoy the flexibility of online learning

2. Enjoy the flexibility of online learning

Gone are the days of having to drive to campus, spending two hours in a lecture and driving all the way back home. With UW Colleges Online, you can earn a degree from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. Online learning fits into your busy schedule and allows you to take your education into your own hands and learn at your own pace.

3. Don't break the bank

3. Don't break the bank

Making sure you can afford to go back to school is a big factor in the decision to pursue an education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between the 2004-2005 and 2014-2015 school years, the price for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at public institutions rose 33 percent. However, earning a degree with UW Colleges Online is not only convenient but also affordable. UW Colleges Online offers the lowest tuition and fees in the UW System and offers various resources to help you finance your education.

4. Be happier

4. Be happier

Earning a degree is a self-validating experience. You may have doubts about going back to school and you are not alone. But UW Colleges Online has professors and advisors that are here to support and challenge you and help you to be successful. Going back to school is self-empowering and the success you find will only spill over in to other areas of your life as well.