This list defines a ‘normal’ university as one that, when all is said and done, offers the standard of education you can expect for a good graduate. In other words, it is the ideal university for you. It is important to be informed about which universities are on the rise, and which are on the fall. The key indicators are on-time graduation rates, and how well students are prepared for the role of university students upon leaving school. The distance from wherever you are to the university you want to study is called ‘cults.’ How much time will it take you to complete the coursework needed for your nursing degree? The higher the score, the less time will be necessary. How prepared are students when they arrive on campus? This will tell you a lot about the university’s services and facilities, services, and learning methods. How well-stocked are the books? What type of relationship does the university have with the local community? If you are relying on government funds for your degree, then you want a university that has a good working policy with the local authorities. You will also want to know there is easy access to the university community. How easy is it to get access to the university? The type of access you will want is maintenance, whether you get it at the main campus or through distance education. How many students are on academic sabbatical this year? Academic year: How many students are going on leave for the second half of the academic year? Leaving students: How many students are dropping to refresh themselves for the second half of the school year? Ofsted results: Which universities have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted? How many of those students – overall – have found themselves rating ‘good’ overall? End of Level 1 & Level 2 courses: How many graduates have listed the desired university as the place they wanted to go at the end of their course? Experience: In five years, how many ex-students have stayed on to become full-time students? Like all students, you want a university that is going to meet and exceed your needs. But there is more to it than that. You also want a university that meets – and exceeds – your aspirations. This means universities that have a wealth of resources in the form of available open learning courses, courses with stringent requirements to pass (eg an unemployment scheme, dryournation scheme, rights, and responsibilities scheme), and universities that focus on the kinds of opportunities that leave students reaching for the elusive university visa. With the scale of changes in education discernible around the world, comparing universities is now a little easier. But, how do the Australian universities measure up in your view? Here are some important questions to help you find the right university. First, find one that has the kind of education you want. Although the scale of changes is incomparable, some universities have a history that’s less subject-specific. For example, a university that has a history of offering bachelor’s and honors courses in English, Accounting and Design, or Sociology and Law, is likely to provide a greater range of subject choices than a university that has a specific focus. So, just because a university has an impressive record of offering certain courses doesn’t necessarily mean that it offers them well. Second, find out what the costs of studying at that university are. The expenses can vary significantly, even for those who choose ‘off-campus’ programs. If you choose a university program that you are familiar with, your costs may be lower than those for a more unique program. If you are on a Scholarship, Awards, or Support Grant, your costs may be higher than those for university students. Third, a university online degree is a great way to get a first-class education while you earn in order to reduce costs. Realize that, in order to fully realize the value of a university online degree, it is vitally important to educate yourself fully through the whole course. Many students find that realizing this truism helps them to realize the worth of going back to university. Convinced? So, how do you decide which university degree program is right for you? It is always a good idea to visit a university before making a commitment. If you are on a Scholarship, you should discuss fees with potential providers; otherwise, you may find yourself overpaying. Know how far you want to go? Distance education programs can allow you to focus on a subject you’re interested in but may be regarded as a ‘niche’ subject by conventional universities. Would you like a specialist degree in a specific subject? Computer Network courses? A higher mummery level course?….? Perhaps you may find one that has courses designed to serve your career objectives better: a mainstream subject with specialization.