Going Back to School to Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree

Posted: July 31, 2020 | Author: Grace Thorkelson | Read Time: 3 minutes

Going back to school to finish bachelor's degreeDeciding when to go back to college to finish a degree can be a difficult decision, no matter your age and circumstances. Determining which school, program, and the timing of when to start and how many credits to take can be tough to navigate. But, if you’re hoping for change, better job security, a promotion, or simply want to complete your degree to set an example for your children and loved ones--going back to school is something you will not regret.

Invest in Your Future

According to the College Board Report, “A college education is an investment that pays dividends over the course of a lifetime--even for students who accumulate some debt to obtain their degree.”

Stress about financing an education while working less hours is a warranted emotion. But, as shown above--the initial investment is well worth it. While you may earn less and spend more during your time in college--it will pay itself off in the near future. Not to mention the fact that those who earn a bachelor’s degree tend to have better job security, and are more likely to qualify for and receive promotions.

Qualify for Promotions

Another benefit of completing a bachelor’s degree is gaining the skills and development needed for a lane change. Lane changes in the workplace are oftentimes a shift of pace that is necessary to reach your highest potential and remain productive. So, whether you’re a teacher looking to become an administrator, a supervisor looking to promote to a manager, or even a medical assistant hoping to become a nurse one day—going back to school to finish your degree might be just the right answer for you.

While experience and on-the-job training serve employees very well in the workplace, it typically can only take them so far. If a higher salary or promotion are two aspects you are looking for, completing your degree can help you get there.

Gain Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills

Peter Drucker said, “Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.”

There are many who are afraid that they might lose their jobs to artificial intelligence. Though this might be true in some cases, artificial intelligence and advances in technology can create new jobs. As Drucker states, an education can prepare individuals for those positions. An education does so much more than helping you get your dream job. It should inspire you to think outside the box, critically analyze problems, identify solutions, and be innovative in improving processes.

Investing in yourself may initially seem difficult or out of reach, but through the added confidence gained and your increased ability to accomplish difficult tasks--you will ultimately be able to serve and help those you associate with, in both your professional and personal life.

Finish Line Scholarship

At Southern Utah University the Finish Line Scholarship was designed for students to return to school and finish a degree without a large financial burden. If you have not been enrolled in classes for at least two semesters, you may be eligible for up to 100% in-state tuition funding (on-campus or online). SUU’s online degrees are flexible and affordable, in an aim to help you forge your future and reach your goals, wherever you are.

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If you have questions about applying for the Finish Line Scholarship or one of our online degrees, reach out to one of our expert advisors at 435-865-8665 or at online@suu.edu.

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