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How to Go Back to College

Sometimes you don’t always get to finish what you start. Many adults started to get a college degree but didn’t get to finish their degree program. It’s never too late to finish what you started. Earning your bachelor’s degree can make a significant difference in your life; it can mean a better job with a higher salary and better opportunities for professional growth. In 2008, the average wage for a Texas worker with a bachelor’s degree was $40,086; that’s $10,203 more than the average wage for a Texas worker with an associate degree and $16,652 more than the average wage for a Texas worker with some college credit and no degree.

Deciding to finish your college degree can feel like the easy part; figuring out how to go back to school can feel difficult and overwhelming. One of the first decisions in determining what type of degree completion program you should enroll in. Some people may decide a traditional degree program, like a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science, best meets their needs while other who have an applied associate’s degree may decide to enroll in an applied baccalaureate degree program that allows them to receive credit for their previous coursework and existing knowledge.

The State of Texas has created a special program just for you. Go to GradTX.org (http://www.gradtx.org) to find out about public universities that have degree completion programs for adults just like you.

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