Why Now?

Since the great recession of 2008, Americans have changed their outlook on college education. 
People have become more concerned about what type of college to attend (two-year or four-year, technical or liberal arts based, traditional or online delivery formats), how much debt to incur, and the total return on career investment. Unfortunately, some are even questioning the value of post-secondary education.  Cooper College Bound seeks to help students find the right career path at the right college for the right price.

Top Reasons to Utilize An Independent Educational Consultant as a Graduate Student

For many students, continuing on toward an advanced degree in graduate school means adding to already existing student loan debt.

“  Will the additional degree add enough value to your existing bachelor’s degree to give you the return on investment that you are looking for? Your coach will help you decide.

If you are pursuing a graduate degree to make a career change…


“  Your coach can help you decide on the right graduate or professional degree that will lead to a more rewarding career or profession.

If your goal is to get accepted into a graduate school with an excellent reputation…

“  Your coach will help you to look at undergraduate GPA, test score, recommendations, and experiences necessary to put you in the best position for acceptance.

Universities have specific marketing messages aimed at graduate students.

“  From traditional delivery formats to those fully offered online, there’s a lot of options out there to consider. Your coach will help you make a choice that is good for you both personally and professionally.

With average undergraduate student loan debt around $30,000 per borrower, your goal should be to limit the amount of debt you take on for the graduate degree.

“ Your coach will lead you through the decision-making process that is necessary to decide how much more debt to incur for the expected return on investment.

You can discover ways to make your graduate degree more affordable.

“ Your coach will assist you in searching for scholarships and other assistance that might be available to lower your costs. Your coach will help you look for graduate assistantships and fellowships that can significantly reduce your costs.

Many graduate programs come with specialized licenses. Many of these in-demand programs are difficult to achieve acceptance into.

“ Your coach will help you review your academic credentials and present them for the best possible chance of acceptance.

There are literally thousands of graduate programs to choose from…

“ Your coach doesn’t work for any of them, he works only for you!

25 years at 5 different colleges! (including 7 years in graduate admissions)


Headquartered in the Quad Cities while Serving Students Worldwide.
Phone: 937-618-0487
Email: John@CooperCrossroads.com
Office: 2550 Middle Road, Suite 300. Bettendorf, Iowa 52722