IPEDS College Navigator
College Navigator is a research tool that allows access to information about more than 9,000 vocational-technical schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. Users may search College Navigator by geographic region, state, city, type of institution or instructional program, either alone or in combination. This is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
CollegeNET allows users to browse information on colleges by various criteria, including geography, tuition and enrollment. More than 500 college applications are available to be completed and submitted online. The site also includes financial aid and scholarship information.
GoCollege is a searchable guide to colleges, but it also helps users prepare for the SAT and ACT exams, allowing free access to practice tests, though registration is required. Check the site’s front page regularly for the dates. Users are told, “Our practice tests are written by testing experts. Your tests are saved under your user ID for future reference.”
Peterson’s, the well-known publisher of guides to colleges, provides this resource for information on undergraduate and graduate programs, summer work and professional training and distance education programs. Some areas and resources are free to all users, whereas others can be accessed only through a paid subscription.
RWM Vocational School Database
This is a database of private postsecondary vocational-technical schools in all 50 states, organized by state and training programs offered. All the schools listed are state licensed or accredited, but the information is limited to the institution’s name, address and phone number. At the top of each state is a link to resources for that state from the U.S. Department of Education. Visually impaired users should be aware that there is a Text Only alternative to the graphic map of the United States at the top of that page.
Training & Education Center from CareerOneStop
In this resource users can find information on degree programs, specialty training opportunities, financial aid, certification and accreditation and licensing for the various states. You can also learn how career information can help with education and training plans. There are links to additional training and education information and articles on how to ensure the quality of the training before signing up for a program. CareerOneStop is the new gateway site for employment and career information from the U.S. Department of Labor and the state employment services.
The publisher of U.S. News and World Report has produced one of the most outstanding guides to educational information on the Web. Dedicated sections of this site focus on college, community college, graduate school, e-learning and financial aid, and each is filled with quality news, information and resources. USNews.com also lists the annual rankings of colleges and graduate schools.
Education Online Search
Education Online Search is an unbiased resource for a variety of educational and career programs. It provides an introduction and links to alternatives to traditional colleges. Search by state, degree or interest area.
Higher Education in the US of America and Canada
Features links and resources for students interested in attending college in the United States. Includes a listing by state of both undergraduate and graduate programs.