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Stay at home moms: Why Total Testing is right for you.

Not so long ago, stay-at-home moms had to make a tough decision, give up their dream of a college education in return for their dream family lifestyle. Today that’s all changed for mom, she no longer needs to sacrifice her education, she can have both. Now that remote learning is on the table, we’ll look at some of the reasons why mom may want to reconsider getting her degree, and what online programs may offer in support of both her family and educational dreams.


3 Eye Opening Statistics

  1. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that total employment is projected to grow by 11.9 million jobs in the 10 years from 2020 to 2030. Of those almost 12 million jobs, a staggering 74% of those will require a degree level education, that’s almost 9 million jobs. Since COVID, remote jobs have risen in popularity, and opportunities for stay at home moms continue to increase.
  2. Forbes reports that according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, adults with a bachelor’s degree earn about $2.8 million during their careers, which is about $1.2 million more than those with a high school diploma.
  3. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has reported that out of the 3.8 million college student-parents, there are approximately 2.7 million mothers.


There’s never been a better reason for mom to get her degree

Mom used to have to choose between her dream of being a homemaker and her dream of a degree. But everything’s changed – not only does she have stay-at-home degree options, but there are also almost a million jobs a year being added every year, and to top it all she can earn over double by getting a degree. Today’s mom has only one choice, how is she going to manage her new opportunity?


What does mom need?

Family Support

The number one thing that mom needs is flexibility. Unlike other students who set their day around their academic schedule, mom has chosen to make her day around her family. It doesn’t mean that she’s going to do it alone; dad is going to have to pitch in, and maybe grandma and grandpa may have to look after the kids sometime. With her troops in place, mom can take on anything!


Anyone with a family knows that plans are wishful thinking at best. Kids aren’t machines and life just never seems to happen between 7 and 10 am and 5 to 8 pm. Mom needs to have the flexibility to reprioritize her day, and follow through on her family and study commitments. That may mean taking a class late at night, turning in a paper a week later than expected, or reducing her degree commitment by a couple of hours a week for a month or two – whatever it takes. She needs flexibility – lots and lots of flexibility.


Mom doesn’t have time to get in the car and drive to class… and drive back, day after day. Mom needs to be able to be in her studies whenever she gets a little time.

A financial break

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, most students raising children live in or near poverty. Mom needs to get her degree without an $80,000 price tag.

Guidance and a helping hand

Mom’s taken on so much, and most of us would cave under the pressure of the family alone, but she’s got a degree to study for too. And when things don’t go according to the plan, she needs someone to turn to, to help her adjust her degree plan.

Study Buddies

Mom loves family, mom loves people, whether she’s studying or nurturing, she’s a social type. She needs to be able to interact and meet with her fellow students, even though she’s at home. The COVID pandemic has shown us that relationships can move online and grow quite healthily, and mom expects that she’ll find her fellow students online.


The stars align for mom

Today, mom can choose to complete her college degree through remote online programs like Total Testing. With her family’s support behind her, a Total Testing advisor can provide mom with the guidance and support to plan and get her degree, at her own pace, in her on time. And when circumstances change, they’ll be there to do it all over again. And with the Total Testing pathways, mom has the flexibility to plan as much or as little as she can fit into her day, and to work on her degree, when the house is quiet or at least quieter. With remote learning and online networking, mom can check-in and check out when it’s convenient, that’s convenient for her! And as if this isn’t enough, degrees from Total Testing college partners come with a price tag that is a fraction of that $80,000 for a college degree. It’s all looking so good for mom, it’s time that mom got in touch with a Total Testing advisor, and make a big choice.


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