When families learn together, the positive results go far beyond the accomplishment of earning a degree. Whatever your family structure, there are many ways you can benefit from earning your college degrees online as a team.
Thanks to the popularity of online learning, people have discovered how much easier it is to achieve their educational goals while handling the responsibilities of a full-time job and family. Online colleges and universities allow adults to work around their busy schedules more efficiently than a traditional brick-and-mortar institution would. And when one or more members of your family are enrolled in an online degree program, the benefits of that shared experience are numerous:
Walden University graduate Kimberly Price and her husband are just one example of a married couple pursuing their online education together:
“While I was attending Walden, my husband Anthony would see my excitement as we’d talk through my assignments, how attentive the professors were to my needs, and how I used my coursework to improve my teaching,” said Price, who earned her MS in Education at Walden.
“He was earning his BA from another online university and was not having a great experience. When he transferred [to Walden], he became excited about what he was learning and was thrilled to find similar support from his professors and other students. The gains my husband and I have made by pursuing our degrees have been life-changing. We’ve accomplished goals we never thought we could—and we’re only getting started. Our next goal is to earn our doctorates at Walden.”
If starting or returning to college seems intimidating to you, just think about the many ways a better education will improve your life, regardless of your family structure. A college education can have a direct positive impact on your family relationships—as well as on your confidence, self-esteem, career options, and income—and can help provide you and your family with a better and more rewarding life.
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*Pew Research Center, The link between a college education and a lasting marriage, on the Internet at www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/04/education-and-marriage.
†Pew Research Center, The links between education, marriage and parenting, on the Internet at www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/11/27/the-links-between-education-marriage-and-parenting.
‡ Pew Research Center, As U.S. marriage rates hover at 50%, education gap in marital status widens, on the Internet at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/14/as-u-s-marriage-rate-hovers-at-50-education-gap-in-marital-status-widens/.
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