Thinking of returning to school?

You aren't alone.

More people than ever today, between the ages of 30-64, are going back to school to obtain master's, professional, or doctoral degrees.  Overall, these students that have obtained an advanced degree earn up to 69.2% more than someone with just a bachelor's. The demand for advanced degrees are expected to grow significantly in coming years, so now is a better time than ever before to consider returning to school.

Particularly if you're looking at master's, professional, or doctoral degrees, you're in good company. Overall, more people are getting these degrees in the U.S. Peak ages for obtaining them range from 30-64. The National Center for Education Statistics confirms this trend, noting that the increase in students age 25 and older has been larger than the increase in younger students and this pattern is expected to continue.  According to USA Today, employers in 2025 will need about 23 million more degree holders than the nation's colleges and universities will have produced at the current rate. Overall, those with graduate degrees are earning 35% more than those with bachelor's degrees. Advanced derees are particularly valuable in the health and social/behavioral sciences.

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<p>Old School - An infographic by Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.  <a href="">Think you're too old to go back to school? Think again.</a></p>

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