Young Adults Do Many Tasks Online, Including Researching Higher Education

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A survey at FindTheRightSchool.com suggests that students who have enrolled or plan to enroll in an academic program researched an average of 3.4 schools, with 38 percent of all students researching five or more. With young adults integrating the Internet into their daily lives and the increase in online education opportunities, one-stop educational resources like FindTheRightSchool.com provide students with more focused choices.

According to a FindTheRightSchool.com survey, students who have enrolled or plan to enroll in an academic program are researching an average of 3.4 schools, with 38 percent of all students researching five or more. Young adults extensively use the Internet for all kinds of daily tasks, and the online education community is rapidly expanding. Educational resources like FindTheRightSchool.com are aiming to streamline the school-search process for education-seekers who might be overwhelmed by all the choices.

"There's no doubt that there are a lot of higher education options out there. It can be really overwhelming," Renee Silver, spokeswoman for FindTheRightSchool.com said. "We feel that offering students better choices that more closely match their needs will help them find what they want and keep them from feeling lost amidst a sea of education choices."

ClickZ, the largest resource of interactive marketing news in the world, reports that even three years ago, 93 percent of college students in a given month accessed the Internet. A May 2006 report from research and strategic consulting firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research claims "the Internet is a fully integrated part of young adults' daily lives." The study focused on 18-24 year-olds' internet usage and found that 86 percent use email every day and many use "the Internet for simple tasks such as checking the weather (63 percent weekly) or banking (45 percent weekly)."

With online higher education growing at ten times the rate projected by the National Center for Education Statistics for the general postsecondary student population, even more people will be using the Internet for elearning. For 2005, nearly three-quarters of public institutions said that online education is an integral piece to their long-term strategy. With online education choices growing, students will likely be attracted to Web sites that can help them easily narrow their choices.

Other surveys seem to corroborate FindTheRightSchool.com's finding. A survey at TheOnlineDegree.com also found that education-seekers researched 3.1 schools. A November 2005 survey by QuinStreet found the results to be 3.6 schools researched on average.

FindTheRightSchool.com is a one-stop education resource for online and campus degree programs. Students can easily research career-track programs in Business, Accounting, Marketing, Technology, Management, Education, Nursing, and more.

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