Choosing a college

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College search: a point-counterpoint

Should you share your data with colleges when taking standardized tests? Two experts provide opposing views.

December 8, 2022 | by Brennan Barnard

How to graduate early: earning college credits in high school

Top ways to earn college credits in high school: save money down the road by graduating college faster.

November 24, 2022 | by Jeremy Coppock

Does the law school rebellion spell trouble for U.S. News’ college rankings?

Top law schools are withdrawing from U.S. News' rankings, shining a light on what many already know: U.S. News’ college rankings are deeply flawed. 

November 22, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Experts weigh in: Choosing a major   

Starting college with an undeclared major? Admissions experts from across the country weigh in on choosing a major.

October 25, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

Experts weigh in: Tips for freshman year  

Admissions experts from across the country weigh in on making the most of your freshman year at college.

October 25, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

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What do colleges look for in applicants? 

What do college admissions look for in applicants? They want to know who you really...

September 28, 2022 | by Brennan Barnard

How many colleges should I apply to?

We reveal the “golden mean” of how many colleges you should apply to. Learn how...

September 12, 2022 | by Brennan Barnard

Going back to college: 9 tips for a successful return

Going back to college to earn your degree may be just what you need to...

August 18, 2022 | by Tom Czaban

Can micro-credentials enhance your career?

Microcredentials offer an alternative educational path for high-demand sectors and can lead to a graduate...

August 5, 2022 | by Dr. Victor R. Prybutok

The test optional movement goes to graduate school

Many schools across the US have jumped on the test options train and this time...

July 15, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Here’s how U.S. News ranks the best medical schools

these rankings have come under severe criticism, and many higher education experts have urged to...

June 24, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

How to become a licensed professional engineer (PE) 

Finally earned your engineering degree and looking to get licensed in your state? This simple...

May 19, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

What is STEM?

STEM professions are facing a shortage as the modern world relies on their expertise in...

May 19, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

Progressive colleges in the U.S.

Our study has assessed the top 40 universities and colleges across the U.S. based on...

May 10, 2022 | by Brandes Gress

Community colleges offer personalized student support

Compared to their bigger, better-funded higher education cousins, community colleges are implementing changes that promote...

May 9, 2022 | by Dr. Karen A. Stout

Decision fatigue: how to manage during the admissions process

Learning how to overcome decision fatigue during the admissions process can be tough. Thankfully, we’ve...

April 13, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in the U.S.

HSIs enroll 70% of all Latino college students in the U.S. Many are looking for...

March 2, 2022 | by DegreeChoices Staff

Women’s colleges in the U.S.

Women's colleges were established to diminish the disparity between sexes in higher education and continue...

January 10, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

Earning a bachelor’s degree at community college

A growing number of states are passing legislation that allows community colleges to offer bachelor...

January 5, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Religiously affiliated colleges in the U.S.

Students looking to combine their spirituality with academia may thrive and benefit from attending a...

January 3, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)

HBCUs are community anchor institutions and hubs of Black excellence, crucial for the economic upliftment...

November 26, 2021 | by DegreeChoices Staff

The different types of educational institutions

More than simply colleges and universities, educational institutions differ by program, funding, student demographic, and...

November 24, 2021 | by Olga Knezevic

A guide to test-optional and test-blind admissions

Find out what test-optional and test-blind admissions are and what this means for applicants in...

October 4, 2021 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Online vs on-campus courses

This article by the team at Degree Choices looks at the pros and cons of...

January 27, 2021 | by Ana Mcginley