So, you’re planning on going to college. Oh the excitement of going off to college, meeting new people, learning new things, and experiencing this exciting time. But wait, how do you know if it’s the right college for you? Is it too big? Is it too small? Do they have your major? Can you afford it? The questions can go on and on.
Lucky for you, the U.S Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center is making it so much easier for you to learn about your college choices from the comfort of your own home! Have you ever heard of the College Score Card? No? Check it out at http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/index.aspx/
First, search for any school that might interest you. From here, you will find the Costs, Graduation Rate, Loan Default Rate, Median Borrowing, and common jobs Graduates have. It’s a one stop shop!
Don’t know what colleges you are interested in? No problem! Search by other fields too and let the College Scorecard decide for you! You can search by Degree Programs, Size, State, Campus Setting, and even by the Financial Awards offered.
Searching for colleges has never been so easy!