A College Comparison Tool Worth Exploring
When trying to narrow down your college options, it's often helpful to start with some quantitative comparison data. One website I highly recommend to prospective students is www.collegeresults.org. This website allows users to gather and examine detailed, objective information on a specific college. More importantly, it provides the user the ability to compare colleges across such factors as 4-year graduation percentages, retention rates, student-to-faculty ratios, and tuition costs. The data provided are official figures reported by each school to the U.S. Department of Education. Like most official numbers covering higher education, the data are often a couple of years old. But this is still highly informative information and worth reviewing.
For a helpful, 5-minute tutorial on how to effectively use www.collegeresults.org, check out this YouTube video.