Looking to Compare Colleges? Try This Online Tool

"With thousands of colleges and universities to choose from – varying in cost, size, location, majors and extracurricular activities – narrowing down a list of top choices can be daunting But there is a tool that allows students and families to compare and contrast specific features at two-year and four-year schools across the country: the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard," writes U.S. News & World Report.

..."Each school's profile also includes the location, undergraduate enrollment size, degree offerings and available academic programs. The tool also has a search function based on fields of study, so users can see the best colleges for a specific major.

'It's a step toward getting a sense of the quality of the institution,' says Jill Desjean, senior policy analyst with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. 'You can hear from other people who've gone to a school, you can learn about where typical graduates might go on to work and rely on its reputation through word of mouth, but this is data.'"

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Publication Date: 5/18/2022

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