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Accredited Cosmetology Schools

Finding the Perfect Cosmetology School for You Students interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry will want to start by completing an internal analysis of priorities.  Your priorities and goals are unique as should your choice in schooling.  Start by reading our College Admissions Guide followed by our Cosmetology Career Guide and then…

Career Colleges in America

What is a Career College? A career college is a higher education institution that is focused on teaching transferrable skills and industry-specific knowledge for a defined career path.  A traditional associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree program, on the other hand, requires students to study core curriculum such as philosophy and creative writing regardless of your…

Graduate Schools in the U.S.

What is Graduate School? Graduate school is an advance study of a trade, profession, and/or academic discipline.  Historically, a graduate school has been associated with an academic endeavor.  Meaning students would focus on creating original works of research in a defined area of interest.  Today, graduate students can also elect to pursue an advanced professional…

Trade Schools in the United States

What is a Trade School? A trade school is a postsecondary institution that combines career-specific training with general education curriculum.  Trade schools are often used interchangeably with career college, technical colleges, vocational school, vocational college, trade college, technical schools, and technical institutes.  Most degree programs at a trade school can be completed within two years…

Best Websites for College Students

Top Ranked Sites for Students Our team at MatchCollege has assembled the best student websites below.  The categories are broken down by categories such as 1) education, 2) productivity, 3) entertainment, and 4) health to help you navigate the list in a more efficient manner.  Find the top student sites and bookmark these pages to…

How to Curb College Costs

Top 10 Ways to Pay Less for College Do you know the average tuition and fees associated with attending college?  For private colleges, the average tuition and fees is over $34,000 and just over $9,000 for in-state 4-year public universities.  Given the financial heft involved, it’s time to make a plan to maximize your resources…

Top Ranked Colleges by Financial Aid for 2018

Financial Aid Award Rankings for 2018 Money is often cited as the largest barrier for students looking to enroll in college.  The cost of higher education does not end with the published tuition rates.  In fact, the costs associated with attending college can include fees, parking, room, board, books, laundry, telephone, and so forth. However,…

Best LGBTQ Colleges for 2018

Top Ranked LGBTQ Friendly Colleges for 2018 Regardless of age or background, students from all walks of life may struggle with the transition to college.  Having a supportive and encouraging network of friends and mentors has been a proven means to help anyone through a life transition.  The LGBTQ support systems at accredited colleges and…

The Best Nursing Schools for 2018

Top Ranked Nursing Programs in 2018 Below you will find a list of the best 35 four-year nursing schools from around the country.  The list has been curated to help you more effectively make decisions about your academic future and serve as a valuable college resource guide.  Many nursing schools on our 2018 list are…

Best Dental Hygiene Programs for 2018

Top Ranked Dental Hygienists Programs in 2018 Our team at MatchCollege is excited to announce the 2018 top dental hygiene degree schools in the country.  The list of 30 accredited colleges and universities below have been analyzed against thousands of dental programs based on our proprietary ranking methodology.  The net result is a set of…