New degree program designed for working women

New degree program designed for working women
New degree program designed for working women

As job competition continues to rise, many colleges are encouraging adults to return to school for higher education. Online universities offer many opportunities to professionals looking to rejuvenate their career.

For example, Mississippi University for Women recently launched a new independent online college, V3 College, Campus Technology reports. The college caters to working professionals who wish to complete a degree, adult learners that need to update their skills and community college students who want to finish a four-year degree.

V3 College has signed an agreement with Mississippi Delta Community College and East Mississippi Community College to allow students to transfer into V3 without leaving home.

"At East Mississippi Community College, we talk about knocking down the barriers that stand between people and opportunity, and this new, seamless transition from community college to MUW will be of great assistance to our students," Rick Young, president of the school told the news source.

Many similar career-boosting programs that are offered by online schools allow students to create convenient schedules that meet their needs. The flexibility of web-based coursework can help adult learners, who often have full-time jobs and children, achieve their goal of earning a degree.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that last year, female full-time wage and salary workers with only a high school diploma earned about $520 per week, while women with a bachelors degree or higher earned about $955 per week.

By Mark Danson

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