Why is college important?

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There are many different reasons to consider going to college. They range from learning new things to meeting new people. One key factor though remains consistent: There are simply not as many jobs available to people who do not have college degrees. There are also studies that prove a direct correlation between how much money you make and how much education you have received.

Planning for college begins early, as early as middle school. So start now. Have some fun learning about what opportunities are available.

Great College Links:

  • College Board connects students to college success and opportunity.
  • American College Testing (ACT) Advice on academic preparation, applying to colleges choosing a college, with a college planning checklist.
  • College Navigator from National Center for Educational Statistics helps students find a college.
  • NH College & University Council (NHCUC) is a non-profit consortium of 17 NH public and private institutions of higher education that enhances educational opportunities for nearly 70,000 students currently attending the member institutions.
  • NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) offers early college planning info for Middle School students, career exploration and college admissions info for High School students, and so much more.
  • Tuitionbreak (NEBHE) New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break program enables New Hampshire students to receive tuition breaks at eligible New England public institutions.
  • CollegeVIEW helps you request information from multiple schools, compare schools side by side, find tips and advice for your transition to college.
  • Go College offers resources to guide students on how to select a college, get accepted, finance and succeed in college.
  • Peterson's College Review search tools for some of the best colleges and universities, articles, and resources to help you find the right school, contact admissions officials instantly, excel on tests, and pay for college.
  • The Princeton Review 62 ranking lists based on surveys of 120,000 students (average 325 per campus) at 368 schools during the 2007-08 and/or previous two school years.
  • Common Application is an online admissions application that allows students to submit to any of the member colleges.
  • Coalition Application is another online admissions application (for some schools) be sure to check which colleges are members.
  • Universal Application is an online admissions application that allows students to submit to any of the member colleges.
  • YouVisit.com is a way to visit college campuses online.