Education beyond high school has many benefits. Individuals with a college education usually earn more and have a wider selection of career choices. College also provides an opportunity to learn new things, meet new people, and experience different cultures and perspectives. You will gain valuable skills from the classroom and from interactions with students and staff in other activities.

With so many benefits it's important to choose the college that's right for you.

Note: A good place to begin your college search is at, where you can research different types of schools, find information about careers that might interest you, and use a college search tool to find colleges and career schools that fit your needs.

Note: Visit each college's Web site or write to the colleges that interest you to request additional information about admission requirements, financial aid, application fees, and deadlines. If possible, visit the colleges you are most interested in and talk with students, professors, and counselors at those colleges.