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College Navigator - From the U.S. Dept. of Education, College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. It provides a wide range of information -- such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, athletics, and accreditation. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here. There is also a Spanish-language version of this tool available.
College Scorecard - use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value. You can find scorecards for colleges based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location, and enrollment size. From the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.
College Guide - Peterson's Education Center. - Detailed information on colleges and continuing education programs. Created by Peterson's Guides, Inc.
College Blue Book - 32nd ed., 2005. (Available in Gale Virtual Reference Library.) Includes lists of colleges and universities and the degrees they offer. Volume 5 also includes scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. (Available only to UA.) Latest edition also available in print at LA226 .C685 InfoCommons Ref.
College Source Online - features thousands of profiles of colleges and universities in the US and other countries, including general information, accreditations, tuition and links to their web sites. College catalogs are also available to students there but can only be accessed by signing up for free trial. (Current catalogs are usually available directly on college/university web sites, however.)
CollegeNet - Online information about colleges, programs, scholarships, academic resources, financial aid, and more.
Diversity Web - Links how universities and colleges are fitting diversity into its educational mission. Also focuses on recruitment efforts and political, judicial and legislative issues.
College and University Rankings - Created by the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The purpose of the site is to draw together and provide context to various ranking services.
Rankings: Doctoral Programs in America - This interactive tool is based on National Research Council 2010 rankings of about 5000 doctoral programs in 59 areas of study. Developed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
UnivSource - Includes information on colleges, universities and community colleges in the US and Canada arranged by name, location and program. Designed to help those students who are considering higher education in the United States or Canada but are uncertain of the formalities involved in doing so.
Scholarships and Fellowships and Loans
FastWeb - Find money for college from a database of over 600,000 scholarships, or find your dream school from a database of over 4000 colleges.
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page - Scholarships, loans and fellowship sites are all provided in this informative comprehensive site.
Sallie Mae: Student Loans - Higher education loan information is provided for students, parents, college financial aid professionals, high school guidance professionals, media and investors.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans . 21st ed., 2005.(Available in Gale Virtual Reference Library.) Entries are arranged alphabetically by administering organization; awards administered by each organization follow that organization's listings. Also includes indexes for fields of study, place of study and special recipient categories.
The White House Fellowships Page - Find out how you can work at the White House from September 1 to August 31st. The deadline for applications is February 1. There are no age or education restrictions.
Last modified: February 20, 2013