College Navigator — Find the School That’s Right for You

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Searching for the right school for your postsecondary education can be challenging. The College Navigator, a free online tool from the National Center for Education Statistics, can help you with your search. The tool provides a wide range of information for more than 7,000 postsecondary education institutions, allowing you to compare schools' features that are most important to you like the following:

  • Tuition and cost of attendance
  • Financial aid statistics
  • Accreditation information
  • Graduation and retention rates
  • Credit transfer
  • Student loan default rates

Begin your search

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an appointment with an education consultant to discuss college information, scholarships and financial aid.

The college search has gotten a bit easier with College Navigator. This free tool is easy to use — just enter the information and click "Show Results." It's just that easy. Your search results will provide a wide range of information, as well as the opportunity to do the following:

  • Refine your search to select additional criteria
  • Build a list of schools for side-by-side comparisons
  • Pinpoint school locations on an interactive map
  • Export results into a spreadsheet
  • Save your search session

This tool takes the guesswork out of researching and comparing schools. Check it out and start achieving your education goals today.


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