You have to shed your ingrained way of shopping for “fit” and

understand that there are many important, intangible and often

unseen variables that must be considered beyond how a college

campus looks and feels at a glance.

You’ve probably heard of these common factors to consider:

 

1. Location of the college

2. Size of the college

3. Cost of the college

4. Whether the college has your major

 

While these things are important, all students need to be better

consumers, which means thinking about a host of other factors that you may not have given enough consideration or are even familiar with.

 

Why?

 

According to the report Help Wanted from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (2010), by 2018 the US will need at least 4.7 million new workers with postsecondary certificates. In addition, the upper class “favors workers with some college or better.” Ultimately, we know that some college is better than no college, but a college degree and a graduate degree will position you for more options and advancement in our new global economy.

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