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Colleges and Universities



A collection of articles on topics related to colleges and universities.  Includes comparisons of colleges and universities with other post-secondary choices, topics related to college admissions, choosing a college major and college minor, considering graduate school, financial aid, and more.

Colleges and Universities Articles

Should I Attend a Junior College
Do you know if you should try going to a Junior College instead of going straight into a State College or University? Read this article to discover the pros and cons of attending a Jr.College vs. State College or University.

Integrating Homeschooling and Other Schooling
Homeschooling can be enriched by integration with other types of schooling. This article provides information on combining homeschool with public school, private school, and higher education curricula through various means. 

Start College Classes While in High School
For some students, starting college classes while in high school can enrich the high school experience. High school students may be able to take classes at the local college or university, either on campus or through online education classes. This article provides an overview.

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.  

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.

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.

Affirmative Action
What is affirmative action, and how does it affect our education system? This article presents the history and current situation with regard to affirmative action. It also details the pros and cons of laws concerning affirmative action.

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.

Adults Returning to College
Years ago there were very few adults returning to college. In the last several years more adults are deciding to return to school. They are often called "non-traditional students." If you are thinking of returning to college, this article is a must read.

Online Safety
The Internet can be a great education tool for students, but it is important to ensure online safety. This article offers tips to parents and teachers about online safety and how to keep children safe while online.

Higher Education Issues
What are the issues facing higher education today? Different groups have different ideas about what the most important higher education issues are. Read on for some insight into education issues such as funding, access, distance learning...

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.

Concurrent Enrollment
There are several different types of opportunities for concurrent enrollment of high school students in college courses. This article will review some of the most popular options for concurrent enrollment to help you see which might fit your needs.

Graduate Degree
Are you considering a graduate degree, whether a master's degree, or doctorate This article contains information on general requirements for graduate degrees, definitions of graduate degrees, and graduate degree statistics.

College Savings Plans
College savings plans can be a useful way to invest in your child's future. This article describes types of college saving plans, such as; prepaid tuition plans, Roth IRAs, 529 Plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESA), 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 Accreditation
School accreditation is a big issue in both the public and private sector. Learn more about what accredited schools are and how to find them. Also, see how school accreditation can affect your education and employment goals.

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.

Continuing Education
Continuing education is used to mean education of many types, but it generally refers to education that is beyond a first bachelor’s degree, outside of a degree program, and does not involve learning of a language of the country in which one resides. To understand more about the many opportunities for continuing education, keep reading.

Higher Education Act
In 1965, Congress passed the Higher Education Act, or HEA. The Higher Education Act had the goal of strengthening US colleges and universities. Keep reading to find out more about this important education legislation.

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.

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.

How to Get Into College From Homeschool
Learning how to get into college from home school can help you target your child's educational goals starting when they are young to help them be able to get into the college of their dreams. Keep reading to learn how to get into college from home school.