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College Students



A small collection of articles for college students, including finding support services, the college library, college financial aid, and considering graduate school.

College Students Articles

Choosing a College Major
Whether you plan to attend a junior college, state college, or a university, you will need to choose a college major. Choosing a major in college is an important decision. Keep reading to learn what to consider when choosing a major.

Choosing a College Minor
Most students choose a college major, and many choose a college minor as well. Declaring a minor as well as a major can serve several purposes. Learn what to look for when choosing a minor to compliment your major in this article.

The Bachelors Degree
Going to college? Pursuing a higher education? Learn more about the bachelor's degree in this article, including what a bachelor's degree is, types of bachelor's degrees, benefits of getting a bachelor's degree, and the value of a bachelor's degree.

The Masters Degree
Already in college? Have your bachelor's degree? Deciding on more education? The master’s degree is an advanced or graduate degree. Find out what types of master's degrees are available and the value of getting a master's degree in this article.

Financial Aid Options for College
As part of your application for college, you may be filing a financial aid application. Wondering what scholarships, loans, or grants are available? Find out about financial aid options are available for students headed to college in this article.

Financial Aid Options for Graduate School
Already have a college degree? Deciding to go to graduate school? Not sure what financial aid options are for graduate school? Find out what financial aid options are available specifically for students wanting to get a graduate degree.

CoEd or Single Sex Education
Will you choose coed or single sex education? Both coed and single sex schools have pros and cons. How do the two types of schools compare? In this article find different factors to consider when choosing between single-sex and coed private schools.  

What Is an Education Consultant
An education consultant, or certified education planner, assists a family in making educational decisions. Find out what benefits an education consultant can provide and information on choosing an education consultant in this article.

College vs University
Post-secondary education choices for high schoolers and adult learners often include both colleges and universities. Distinguishing a college from a university and judging the merits of each can be difficult. This article helps clarify your choices.

College Student Credit Cards
College student credit card information - details on what to look for in a college student credit card, debt warning signs, and tips on using your credit card. Learn how to build, establish, or repair credit with a student credit card...

Why Go To Graduate School
Why go to graduate school? Many people who complete high school and get a college degree are not sure whether to continue their education. This article will explain why you should go to graduate school. Keep reading for the benefits of graduate school.

Become a Librarian
Have you ever thought about becoming a librarian? This article has information on what a librarian is, different types of librarians, and how to become a librarian. If you're looking into engaging in this multi-faceted career opportunity, read on...

University vs Community College
Are you having difficulty deciding whether to attend a community college or a university? What are the differences in a university versus a community college? This article will help you compare community college and university benefits.

Most Popular College Major
Whether you already have a college major or are trying to choose a college major, you will find this article interesting because it covers the most popular college majors of the past as well as most popular college majors today.

Find Scholarships
There are many types of scholarships available. Finding scholarships can be difficult, but this article will inform you about types of scholarships, how to look for scholarships, and places to look to find scholarships, making your search easier.

College Books
College books are a part of the cost of going to college. This article has information on purchasing your college books at the college bookstore or purchasing your college books online. Keep reading for tips on getting your college books.

Elementary School Principal
This article will help define the role of an elementary school principal, inform you about the training and education an elementary school principal needs, and information on the responsibilities of an elementary school principal.

Become a School Counselor
Would you like to become a school counselor? This article has information about education and training for school counselors; including guidance counselors, academic school counselors, vocational counselors, and college counselors.

School Administrator
A number of educational jobs are school administrator jobs, not just the principal and assistant principal. Other types of school administrator jobs explained in this article include heads of guidance, special ed and curriculum coordinators, and more.

Arts vs Sciences
Choosing a college major involves choosing between topics of study in the arts vs. sciences. This article defines the arts and sciences, points out differences in art vs. science majors and classes. Keep reading for more on arts vs. sciences.

School Teacher Pay
A teacher's salary is dependent on many variables. This article looks at median K-12 school teacher pay, putting school teacher pay in context, and a review of high school teacher pay, as well as other factors that can effect teacher pay.

Middle School Principal
A middle school principal is the lead school administrator in a school that is referred to as a middle school or junior high and is placed between a primary or elementary school and a senior high school. The article describes training to become a middle school principal and focuses on the responsibilities of the job.

High School Principal
This article discusses what a high school is and what a high school principal does. The article gives details on what training is needed to become a high school principal and what the responsibilities of a high school principal are.

College vs Military
When considering one's options after high school, college vs. military is often a consideration. This article looks at what colleges have to offer and what the military offers, as well as some incentives for combining college education with military service.

College vs High School
In this article we take a look at college vs. high school. What changes and differences do you need to prepare for as you make the transition from high school education and lifestyle to a college education and lifestyle?

Core Curriculum
Core curriculum is a college curriculum that has several important features: students take the same courses, read the same texts, and gain a common knowledge-base. The text and courses chosen for this experience illustrate the material that the institution has decided is central to the undergraduate experience. To learn more about core curriculum, keep reading.

University vs Technical School
University vs. technical school is a question on many high school graduates' minds. Considerations to review include cost, the amount of time required, one's life situation, and career goals. Learn about career training at technical schools verses how attending university may help your career.

School Psychologist
In this article we learn what a school psychologist is and what the main duties of the school psychologist are. The article also gives details on what education is required to become a school psychologist. Read on to learn more...

Become a Teacher
This article explains what one has to do to become a teacher. There are four main ways to become a teacher. Read this article to learn about these four ways as well as types of certification, certification in different states, and what reciprocity is.

Student Support
Student support is an important consideration for any new college student. Read this article to learn about student support relating to health, finances, course selection, multicultural student support, and navigating the campus and the university's website.

Student Jobs
Read this article to get more information on student job opportunities, what types of jobs are good for students, and some basics on where to start looking for a job if you are a student.

University Ranking
Read this article to find out which universities are ranked highest in the nation. In this article on university ranking, a number of different university ranking systems are reviewed to give you a better idea of which universities consistently rank highest.

College vs Work
Choosing what to do after high school can lead to a consideration of a number of options: join the military, join the Peace Corps, go to college, get a job and enter the workforce. This article looks at the choice of college or work and discusses the pros and cons of college vs work.

Benefits of College - Junior College
Academic quality is not the only important factor to consider in college choices. Finding an atmosphere that will be comfortable goes a long way towards promoting a successful college experience. Here are some of the elements to consider in deciding whether a small college or junior college might be the best choice.

Special Education Teachers
Although there are special education teachers in every public school, many people - students and their parents alike - don’t have a solid understanding of what they do. This article unlocks the world of special education teachers so you can get a better idea.

Teaching Degree
For those who aim to teach kindergarten through twelfth grade, a teaching degree is most often a key credential to attain in order to reach that goal. This article provides an overview of teaching degrees.

Benefits of Higher Education
While some people assume from the start that a college or university degree is worth it for them, others look at the cost and time versus the earnings one might gain from employment and the possibility of loans and question the benefits of another degree. This article looks at the value of a higher education.

Preschool Teacher Education
Like most other teachers, preschool teachers are licensed by each state. And as with teachers at other levels, the requirements can vary somewhat from place to place. This article discusses preschool teacher education requirements.

College Library
A college library is a standard facility for the undergraduate students at a college or university. This article gives an overview of today’s college library. A college library may have other important sections, but this article reviews some of the main ones.