About Us

About Us

What We Do

Thousands of colleges grant degrees in the U.S. Prospective students choose between two-year and four-year institutions. They attend in-person and online programs. And they select from hundreds of academic programs. Finding the right college can easily overwhelm applicants. College Choice guides students and parents through the complicated college decision landscape. Our resources help families navigate their choices and find the best fit. We also aim to fill the gap between finding a college and actually attending college by ranking programs, advising students on their financial aid options, and recommending preparation for different careers.

College Choice helps students and their families find the college program that meets their needs. Our resources include college rankings, lists of the best colleges by state, and program rankings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These rankings use a custom methodology that takes a student-centered approach. By weighing factors like median student debt and average graduate salaries, our rankings help prospective students make informed choices. We also publish guides, college planning resources, information on paying for college, and career planning tools. Students interested in particular career paths can use our resources to learn about educational requirements, earning potential, and job demand. Our financial aid resources help students identify scholarships and save money on college. College Choice sets high editorial standards and draws on reputable sources, including higher education information from the federal government, to create practical and reliable resources for college students.

Building Staffs

Colleges are more than departments, buildings and classes. They are organizations composed of resources and relationships. Supportive campus relationships yield resources so valuable that we shouldn’t sit back and wait for them to form.

History Emphasis

While the parents of higher-income, continuing-generation students coach them on how to navigate institutional, academic and social ambiguity, LIFG students rely on their universities to provide clarity and support.


One way universities can support mentorship is by both investing in mentoring programs that target LIFG students and rewarding mentors for their labor. A university I recently studied rewards faculty who mentor first-generation students with a course release after two years of program participation.


we often talk through questions

  • What do you do when a faculty member encourages you to reach out for help but has not responded to the multiple emails you sent about an upcoming assignment?

We Follow Best Practices

  • How do you push back against an adviser’s suggestion without damaging your reputation with them.