According to the US Census Bureau, regardless of race or gender, a college graduate on average earned more than twice the annual income as someone with a high school diploma. And those with a Bachelor's degree earn more than individuals who hold Associates degrees, and so on.
Of course you'll say, as a working mother, how can I ever find time to earn my degree? Well, we will tell you it is easier for working mom's then ever before to earn a degree. Online degree programs have been a boon to working and single mothers in particular. If you have access to a computer with an Internet connection, you can study any time day or night, at your own pace. In some cases you may be able to earn your degree in as little as 10-18 months with credit for life or work experience.
Online degrees are widely accepted by employers, and in fact many employers encourage their employees to seek these opportunities since it allows them to continue working while they earn their degree. Many top tier universities and colleges are now offering the same programs with the same curricula as the on-campus programs. In addition, they offer online community support for students to take advantage of the same type of support that on-campus students have access to.
The online degree programs offer you the opportunity to study from home. You don't have to quit your job, or find a baby sitter so that you can drive across town to attend classes. You can work at your own speed, and complete your degree in as little or as much time as you need. It's convenient, and student focused.
Don't think that you can't do it, because you can. If you want it, you can do it!
Carrie Sommer is a frequent contributor to Online Degree News and Views, where you may find much more information about accredited online degree programs.