There are lots of ways to weigh college options — quality of networking, rankings of STEAM fields and how cool the dorm rooms are. But how do you choose the right one? College Scorecard is a website designed by the U.S. Department of Education to help prospective students weigh the pros and cons of schools they want to attend. All you have to do is enter info like major, size of student body, geographic location and more and the website will show you schools that best align with your interests.
College Scorecard shares infographics that show a school’s average annual cost, graduation rate and the average expected salary of grads. The site can even give your tips on financial aid and provide info on various scholarships you might be interested in. (Could this be the end of our FAFSA headaches?!)
Basically, choosing a school is a life-changing decision and College Scorecard aims to help you make an informed decision.
Still it’s important to remember that college can be valuable in ways other than what’s shown in an infographic. At the end of the day, it’s the individual experience and the people you meet there that make a major difference that can be worth way more than dollars and cents.
What was the best thing you learned from college? Tell us in the comments!(Featured photo via @kyliejenner)