The Guide to Becoming a Paralegal in Massachusetts

The demand for the skilled paralegal in Massachusetts is rising, with law firms, government agencies, and corporations seeking talented legal assistants to support attorneys. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of paralegals is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 45,800 […]

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UMass Lowell’s Online Degree Programs Among the Best in the Nation. Here’s How These Rankings are Determined.

Every year, U.S. News & World Report gathers data to help prospective students and their families answer one of life’s most important questions: Which college or university’s programs are best and why? Once again, UMass Lowell’s online degree programs are awarded top rankings by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, which assessed online programs from […]

Digital Badges Now Provided to Those Who Complete Non-Credit Trainings – Easily Demonstrate Acquired Skills and Knowledge

As workplace needs and hiring trends become more skill-centric, gaining visibility in a busy hiring landscape is critical. Job seekers and professionals as well as employers are constantly exploring ways to upskill and validate the skills acquired. In line with this trend, digital badge credentialing is growing rapidly in the U.S. and globally, with 20% […]

High-Paying Master’s Degrees

Graduate school is a very important investment in your future. If you’re considering applying to or enrolling in a graduate degree program, you’ll want to make sure the program you choose not only meets your academic and career goals but that it also pays off in the long run. Researching and identifying high-paying master’s degrees […]

Some College, No Degree? 8 Reasons to Go Back to School Now

Are you one of the 36 million adults nationwide1 who have some college credit but no degree? Was your college education interrupted years ago due to finances, family responsibilities, health issues or other reasons? Have you always wanted to go back to school to finish what you started? If so, now may be the ideal […]

UMass Lowell Online Programs Receive High Rankings for 2021 from U.S. News & World Report

UMass Lowell’s online programs offered through the division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies have been ranked among the best in the nation for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report, which assessed more than 1,000 programs nationwide. The University’s online graduate programs in criminal justice are ranked #4 in the nation and #2 among […]

The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

There are many compelling reasons why a liberal arts degree is a good choice for college students today. In addition to gaining a breadth of knowledge in a variety of fields, students who pursue a liberal arts education build capabilities and aptitudes that are highly valued by employers. As reported by Harvard Business Review based […]

10 Tips for Online Learning

Online learning has many benefits, including flexibility, convenience, accelerated progress and lower cost. It’s also a central part of today’s college experience. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 75% of undergraduate students enrolled in at least one distance education course in the Fall of 2020. Whether you’re already on your way to earning […]

UMass Lowell Receives 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education

UMass Lowell, a pioneer in online education that has been offering its traditional undergraduate and graduate programs online to students all over the world since 1996, has been selected as the recipient of a 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education. Blackboard’s Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global online […]