Online Degrees Let Students Tap Their Intellectual, Creative SideFebruary 23, 2015 - U.S. News & World ReportOnline degrees are not only for adults looking to switch careers and move into fields like business or nursing. Working professionals who daydream of developing their intellectual side also have options. With the growth of online offerings, adults can choose from subjects such as international relations, creative writing, history, liberal studies and English. In some cases these online courses may lead to jobs; in others, they may simply lead to inspiration. Hear from Drexel University Online President Susan Aldridge, PhD and Drexel master's in Creativity and Innovation graduate Patrick Leyden on how the demand for online humanities degrees is growing.
Drexel University Ranked in the Top 10 Best U.S. Colleges for a Nursing MajorFebruary 17, 2015 - USA Today CollegeNurses are much in demand in today’s marketplace. A degree in nursing equips students with the skills to provide quality patient care. A strong nursing program will offer a foundation in the sciences, while preparing students for work in a clinical setting. In terms of quality, Drexel University ranked in the top 10 best U.S. colleges for a nursing major, according to College Factual!
Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Joins Forces With U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'February 10, 2015Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the past 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Multiple Options for a Philadelphia Nurse Taking Online Nursing ProgramJanuary 26, 2015 - CBS PhillyRebecca Lance is a substitute school nurse at Flemington-Raritan School District. She is involved in the Drexel online RN to BSN program and plans on graduating with her nursing degree in March 2015. Lance was recently interviewed by CBS Philly, where she describes her duties as a nurse/health care administrator and explains how education prepared her for a career in nursing.
Building Campus Pride Among Virtual StudentsJanuary 22, 2015For years, we’ve heard that students who learn online cannot possibly develop the same affinity for the institutions they attend as their peers who study on campus. But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. So while there’s no magic formula for promoting this institutional pride, there are strategies that have proven successful for engendering a positive online student experience—which is, after all, the hallmark of affinity at any institution.
Video: Is Your Online Program Legit? - Google HangoutJanuary 15, 2015 - U.S. News & World ReportOnline students know that earning a degree is an investment, and one they want to be worthwhile. But with many online options available, it can be hard to find a program that will be legitimate in the eyes of employers and graduate schools. To help students figure out how to find the right online program, U.S. News & World Report held a Google Hangout to talk about faculty credentials, for-profit versus nonprofit schools and to what extent accreditation matters to employers and others. Participants included Susan Aldridge, president of Drexel University Online, Peter Shea, associate provost for online learning and an education professor at University at Albany—SUNY, and Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For those that missed yesterday’s Google Hangout, you can now view it online!
Register: Is Your Online Program Legit? - U.S. News & World Report Google HangoutJanuary 13, 2015On Wednesday, January 14th at 2 p.m. EST, learn how to pick an online program employers will respect and find out how to tell if an online degree program is accredited. Panel members will offer advice on how to choose a legitimate online degree program and encourage input from all attendees. A featured panelist includes Drexel University Online President Susan C. Aldridge, PhD!
Drexel University Ranked Among Best Online Programs in the NationJanuary 12, 2015Drexel University has been ranked among the top 100 online bachelor's degree programs in the country according to 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Currently, Drexel University offers more than 130 fully-accredited online bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and certificate programs.
Online Degrees Can Give Government Employees a Career BoostJanuary 7, 2015 - U.S. News & World ReportFor government employees, moving up the career ladder doesn't always just take hard work. In many cases, it takes a degree to land the coveted corner office. Fortunately, online education options offer career-boosting degrees that fit in around a day job. Drexel University Online President Susan Aldridge, PhD discusses the advantages of online degrees for government workers and highlights how Drexel's cybersecurity and national security management master's degrees and certificate programs address top priorities for the U.S. Government.
5 Financial Questions to Ask Before Getting an Online DegreeJanuary 7, 2015 - U.S. News & World ReportOnline students have many of the same cost, financial aid and student loan questions as their counterparts attending brick-and-mortar schools. Students should find out about costs for the entire program – and what happens to financial aid if studies are interrupted. Susan Aldridge, PhD, president of Drexel University Online, offers advice on what to keep in mind when exploring your financial options.