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Types of Colleges

There are many types of colleges, including public and private, two-year and four-year, local and regional, community, junior, career, and more. Which one is right for you and your educational needs? It may take some exploring to understand at which you'll want to pursue your degree, but getting all the facts before you apply and enroll is imperative. Explore a variety of college possibilities.

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Find What You're Looking For at Career Colleges and Universities

Career colleges offer several courses and programs designed to meet the needs of your lifestyle, work schedule and interests.

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The Reality of Career Focused Colleges

You love these careers on reality TV -- fashion design, culinary arts, and business... find out how career-focused colleges can help you land a job in them.

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The Advantages of Associate Degrees

Associate degrees increase earning potential and get you halfway to a bachelor's degree.

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Notable National Universities

National universities provide prestige and opportunity whether you attend in the U.S., or in another country.

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Tales from Regional Colleges

With all the universities in the United States to choose from, narrow down your list of choice schools by looking at regional colleges.

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Public Universities Can Be the Right Choice for Anyone

With low tuition costs and high-quality education, public colleges may be exactly what you need.

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Community Colleges: A Stepping Stone to the Future

College hunting? Consider community colleges and you'll discover diversity saturated with academic opportunity.

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Continuing Education Offers Continuous Opportunity

Many universities and colleges offer continuing education programs where adult learners can attain degrees or certification within a number of professional fields.

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A Two-Year College Degree Can Open Doors

Whether you're looking to enter the workforce or eventually transfer to a traditional four-year institution, a two-year college degree can be just what you need.

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Three Things Junior Colleges Do Best

Not ready for the big leagues yet? Consider junior colleges and find three things they do best!

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Myths About Private Colleges and Universities Dispelled

Learn the truth about the benefits of attending private colleges and universities.

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Spread Your Wings at Local Colleges and Universities

Check out all the exciting advantages to attending local colleges and universities.

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Popular Colleges Aren't Always Winners: How to Find the Top College for You

Popular universities and colleges may not be the best fit for you -- learn what to look for when deciding upon the top college for you.

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Two Year Degrees Give a Lift

Whether you're aiming at a professional career or a respected degree, earming a two year degree at a two year college can provide you with the background that you need to succeed.

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The Right Fit at Four Year Colleges

Four year colleges offer the traditional education that is perfect for many academic pursuits.

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Reap the Benefits of Regionally Accredited Colleges

Find out how regionally accredited colleges can work for your brain and your wallet.

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Make the Grade with Graduate Programs

Go the extra mile by completing graduate programs in your specialty.

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Cyber U

Online learning is becoming more and more popular these days as more people want to go to college on their own time.

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The Benefits of a Community College

Although some unfairly perceive going to a community college as a "fallback" approach, community college can actually be a "forward-thinking" move.

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Is a Religious School for You?

Is a religious school the way to go?

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The Wonderful World of Women's Colleges

Considering a women's school for your college career? Read on for some important info.

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Community Colleges and Your Education

Although some unfairly label it the "fallback" approach, attending a community college can actually be a "forward-thinking" move. Are community colleges for you?

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Venturing Off to Community College -- Out of State

Instead of staying at a local two-year community college -- with the same high school cronies, part-time neighborhood job, and parents on their back -- my ambitious friends made the decision to transcend boundaries and go interstate.

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Community Colleges Take on New Reputation

Where can you go that's close to home to gain valuable knowledge, prepare for the demands of the "real world," and mature socially and academically, without plunging yourself into debt? Why, community college, of course.

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The SIZE Question: Does It Really Matter?

Warning: A wrong decision could result in small-school suffocation or large-school 'lost-in-the-crowd' syndrome...

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The Search for Life at Suitcase Schools

Not every campus is wall-to-wall Greek parties and Division I sports programs. Some campuses have more parking spaces than dorm rooms, more students from in-county than rest-of-country. They're called suitcase schools, and they often have all the allure of a suburban strip mall.

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Big-Name College? Big Deal!

Shakespeare once asked, "What's in a name?" If you ask these young go-getters from some of the best colleges you've never heard of, not much. From winning Goldwater scholarships to producing groundbreaking research and receiving White House invitations, these college students prove that you don't need to attend a big-name college to make a name for yourself.

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5 Reasons to Consider City Colleges

Everyone knows the city is sexy. But do you know all the unique opportunities city colleges afford?

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Going with Greek, Guard, and Gradeless Learning

By attending one of these schools, you'll find a college education that's far from the norm...

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HBCUs Not Right For You?

This article will explore the some of the issues and criticisms Black students may face in deciding to attend a predominately white college or university over a Historically Black College or University.

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Laying the Foundation at a Four-Year College

If you're looking for a well-rounded, broad-based education that will lay the foundation for more advanced studies and professional work, look no further than a four-year college.

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Your Top 10 College Questions, Answered

As college looms large, we know you've got about a million questions floating around your cranium. So we picked 10 of the most pressing college questions and answered 'em. Enjoy!

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9 Reasons to Choose Fair Weather Colleges

Cold, rainy weather might not be a college-decision deal-breaker, but if you're like the majority of future college students, sunny skies definitely make their way onto your wish list. And that's not a bad thing.

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Differences Between Public and Private Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges

The differences between public and private universities and liberal arts colleges in terms of cost, educational experience, and the factors important in the admissions decision.

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