Analyzing Student/Teacher Ratios in the U.S.

Teachers are responsible for so many things these days. It is not only about educating students but also keeping them safe inside classrooms in this day and age. Teachers also had to keep students safe during the pandemic with remote learning. Keeping students engaged and learning was possibly the largest challenge teachers have faced.  Remote … Read more

Top Udemy Instructors in 2023

Courses on Udemy cover a wide range of topics: music, history, design, fitness, and business. But the top instructors at Udemy teach technical skills: programming, data science, and cybersecurity. A Winner-Takes-All Market Because anyone can post a course on Udemy, there are tons of classes on the site. A relatively small number of top courses … Read more

How Basic Needs Insecurity Hurts College Students

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a national survey set out to assess the financial wellness of students. The results were shocking. In 2020, nearly 3 in 5 of America’s college students lacked stable access to living essentials. Over half of respondents showed signs of food insecurity. More than 40% were housing insecure. At its worst, over … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Military Pins and Ribbons in the U.S.

Every pin and ribbon that can be found on the uniform of a service member tells a story, and serves as a testament to the journey that they’ve embarked on. Across the six different branches of the United States Military, there are more than 100 different pins that can be awarded to servicemen and women, … Read more

Influence Networks Across Industries

Alumni are known for their powerful influence in the elite circles of countless industries and markets. 98% of Fortune 500 companies have an alumni program in some capacity. Alumni networks promote more funding, more investments, and a more positive brand sentiment. In the collegiate and university world this influence is similarly prominent. College alumni networks … Read more

How Web3 Shapes the Workplace

We would be hard pressed to name an invention from the past 50 years that has changed the world more than the internet. From entertainment to communication to finance, the web has transformed the daily lives of billions of people and every industry. The web itself has also changed enormously since its conception. In the … Read more

Why Colleges Are Merging to Survive

The past 4 years have seen 95 college mergers, the most in a generation. Most colleges don’t merge entirely by choice but are motivated by a declining list of ways to keep doors open. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, aging demographics, and the shifting national attitude towards higher education, colleges are struggling to compete over a … Read more

How Much More Money a High School Diploma Can Earn You in a Year

Is it worth it to finish high school? Today, many young people across the United States are finding themselves questioning if it’s worth it. They’re weighing the pros and cons of having a high school diploma versus not having one at all. This new infographic from the team at U.S. Career Institute analyzes how much … Read more