According to a 2021 Harris Poll, 52% of people surveyed said they were considering a job change; what’s more, 44% of those surveyed had already made concrete plans to change jobs. Those plans can encompass a range of steps, one of which can be earning a second bachelor’s degree.
Almost half of full-time college undergraduates work, according to a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of them, especially those enrolled in online programs, juggle family responsibilities as well. It’s a challenge. However, college students can develop productive strategies to balance school, work and family obligations.
Each year, more and more students are pursuing an education online. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), of the nearly 20 million students enrolled in higher education in the fall of 2019, more than 7.3 million (37.2%) were enrolled in some distance education courses and nearly 3.5 million (17.6%) were exclusively online learners. Those numbers nearly doubled in 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing.