Why Your College Search Should Start with Your State University

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The college search process and figuring out how to pay for it can be confusing and intimidating so it’s not surprising that many families don’t even know where to start. For most people, the obvious place to start is with their state public universities. The logic is simple, private schools are going to be more… Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Search for Colleges on CollegeResults.org

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There are plenty of college search websites you can use, but even if you have a favorite, you owe it to yourself to try CollegeResults.org. This website is run by The Education Trust and makes it as easy as possible to search and compare colleges on indicators of cost and results. It’s also one of… Continue reading

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Our Gift To You – FREE College Lists

Creating a list of colleges your student may be interested in, is an important step in the college planning process. To jumpstart your research, we are offering free college lists to help you answer questions like –  Which school, in each state, has the best graduation rates? Which school, in each state, has the highest average… Continue reading

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Why You Need to Ignore Freshman Retention Rates

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Simple, they can’t tell you anything that you won’t learn by knowing the actual college graduation rate. But they can give you a false impression about happy and satisfied students because of the number of freshman returning to campus the following year. Basically, colleges like talking about retention rates when they would really rather not… Continue reading

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