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Community college vs university: Should I go to community college first?

Starting at community college can do more than save you money. Learn about all the benefits of going to a community college first.

May 29, 2023 | by Brandes Gress

Your guide to picking colleges: top factors to consider

Does it matter where you go to college? In this guide to picking colleges, we reveal some facts that could help you figure out how to decide on a college.

May 26, 2023 | by Jeremy Coppock

When is an online degree worth it?

Are online degrees worth it? When does it make sense to do a degree online? Find out in our deep dive.

May 9, 2023 | by Olga Knezevic

What are the Public Ivies – and are they really America’s best public colleges?

The “Public Ivy colleges” are prestigious, hard-to-get-into public schools. But are they really the best public colleges? We challenge some common assumptions.

April 24, 2023 | by Jeremy Coppock

The 27 most dangerous college campuses 2023

These are the 27 most dangerous college campuses based on US government data of violent crimes on campus.

April 12, 2023 | by Brandes Gress

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These are the 42 worst colleges in America 2023

We ranked the worst colleges in America for 2023. Think twice before applying to one...

March 28, 2023 | by Brandes Gress

Is college a good investment for adult learners?

Find out which school types are best for adult learners and how online degrees or...

March 23, 2023 | by Dr. Rhiannon Pickin

Ranking spotlight: California State University

Cal State proves that colleges can provide broad access, be affordable, and graduate economically successful...

February 23, 2023 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

The truth about college acceptance rates: Are selective schools really better?

Don’t feel pressured to go to the most selective college you’re accepted to. We reveal...

February 1, 2023 | by Jeremy Coppock

College search: a point-counterpoint

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

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...

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...

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...

October 25, 2022 | by Olga Knezevic

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

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

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

Classroom vs online learning and how to succeed in an online class

Choosing between online learning vs classroom learning? Find out the pros and cons of both...

January 27, 2021 | by Olga Knezevic