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Will my credits transfer out of state?

Will my credits transfer out of state? Experts weigh in

Holly Johnson |

Before you plan a move out of the state to finish your college education, it makes sense to figure out whether your credits will transfer. Our experts offer tips and advice for anyone in this predicament.

Best community colleges in Virginia

Best community colleges in Virginia

Justin Boyle |

Starting your education at one of the top community colleges in Virginia can teach you valuable job skills and help you get a headstart on the degree you've always wanted. We gathered the data, did the math and uncovered the best community colleges in Virginia -- read on to find out which ones made the grade.

Tips for a productive summer

6 expert tips for a productive summer before college

Justin Boyle |

We talked to some college prep experts and other education pros and got their top summer tips for incoming freshmen -- here's what they had to say.

Best community colleges in IL

Best community colleges in Illinois

Justin Boyle |

Illinois is home to a robust community college system that contains the very first two-year regional institution the U.S., and the data on many of its schools are pretty impressive. Read on to find out about the best community colleges in Illinois and how we ranked them.

Schools.com's 25 best small college towns

The 25 best small college towns

Johanna Sorrentino |

Here's our roundup of the 25 best small college towns in America.

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5 ways to win at your college job fair (and how to seal the deal)

Justin Boyle |

A career day cattle call may not seem like the easiest place in the world to stand out, but with the right strategy you can come out of it looking like a pro. Try these 5 tips to get the most out of your next job fair.

A student pleads during his appeal to get into the school he wanted.

Rejected from college? 4 strategies to rebound

Justin Boyle |

Getting a college rejection letter can feel like the end of the world, but it's actually not as big a deal as it might seem. Here are four action-oriented ways you can turn that minor setback into an opportunity.

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Tax breaks (and pitfalls to avoid) for students in 2016

Maryalene LaPonsie |

College is expensive. Let Uncle Sam take a bite out of your costs with these five tax breaks ... and we'll fill you in on the mistakes not to make.

A woman gives a kick to a football while on the job.

7 majors that lead to awesome jobs for sports fans

Justin Boyle |

Want to get paid to go to major sporting events like the Super Bowl ... without being a pro athlete? It's not as far-fetched an idea as it sounds. Here's some detail on the training and education you need to make it happen.

Map of Georgia

Best community colleges in Georgia

Justin Boyle |

Georgia's two community college systems each offer some valuable options for degrees and career training, but how can you tell which ones are the best? We gathered some statistics and ran them through our system of metrics to find out which community colleges are the top 10 traditional and online schools in Georgia.

Baby boomer generation working online

Baby boomers and online education: Why are they choosing the Web?

Maryalene LaPonsie |

Think it's only the younger generation who is embracing online learning? Think again. Boomers are all about getting their degree over the internet.

highest paid professors

The 10 highest-paying fields for college professors

Maryalene LaPonsie |

If you dream of a career in academia, you don't want to teach classes about education. Trust us. You want to teach one of these ten subjects instead.

Higher education professional

5 underappreciated higher-education professionals you should be thankful for

Justin Boyle |

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes in higher education. This season, join us in giving thanks for these unsung heroes of the back office and all the work they do to make your college experience possible.

map of pennsylvania

Best community colleges in Pennsylvania

Justin Boyle |

Most Pennsylvania residents know that their state's a great place to get an education, but which two-year institutions stand out from the crowd? We gathered some data and crunched the numbers to find out which ones could be called the best community colleges in Pennsylvania.

30-something student online

5 facts about the college ambition of today's 30-somethings

Maryalene LaPonsie |

Call them late bloomers if you want, but there's no shortage of 30-somethings hitting the college books this fall. Do you know why?

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