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Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education and Programs. REFERENCE L901 .A48. 2001-02


Bear, John. College degrees by mail & internet 2000 : 100 accredited schools that offer bachelor's, master's, doctorates, and law degrees by home study. REFERENCE L901 .B36 2000.


The College blue book. REFERENCE LA226 .C685.2003.


College Handbook REFERENCE LB2351 .A1 C6. Most recent copy in Reference, older copies in circulation.


The Gourman report : a rating of undergraduate programs in American and international universities. REFERENCE LB2331.63 .G681996


The Gourman report : a rating of graduate and professional programs in American and international universities. REFERENCE LB2331.63 .G67.1996


Hernández, Michele A. Acing the college application : how to maximize your chances for admission to the college of your choice.  LB2351.52. U6 H47 2002


Index of Majors. REFERENCE L901 .C744. 2003.


Kaplan guide to the best colleges in the U.S. REFERENCE L901 .G8534 2001


Peterson's guide to four-year colleges. REFERENCE L901 .P447. 2001.


Pope, Loren. Colleges that change lives : 40 schools you should know about even if you're not a straight-A student. L901 .P58 2000.


Web sites selected from the Librarians’ Internet Index (lii.org)


Assist: Statewide Student Transfer Information for California - http://www.assist.org/

"ASSIST [Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer] is a computerized student-transfer information system....It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California." University of California, California State University, and California community college courses are covered.


CollegeXpress - http://www.collegexpress.com/

A beginning site for the high school student wanting to investigate private colleges and universities. Can search for colleges by keyword, name, subject interests, or region. Has good coverage of application tips, financial aid, campus life, parental advice, etc. Allows direct interaction to questions via discussion forums. Viewer should keep in mind that each college is promoting itself and not all private colleges are included . Site is associated with Private Colleges & Universities magazine.


Guide to California Colleges and Universities - http://www.cacollegeguide.com/

This online version of the printed book is a guide to the University of California and California State University Systems, the California Community College System, residency requirements, independent colleges and universities, and private postsecondary and vocational education. Searchable by specific school system, location, program offering, and accreditation.


College and University Rankings - http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm

An annotated guide to online college ranking services--undergraduate, graduate, business, law, and international. Includes a short list of print ranking services, a longer bibliography of articles concerning the utility of college rankings, and links to a few sites regarding controversy over rankings. Maintained by librarians at the University of Illinois.


CampusTours.com - http://www.CampusTours.com/

If you're in the process of choosing a college, this site helps you tour them online. It indexes pages at the college and universities in the U.S. which have campus tours, maps, Webcams, and Web sites. You can browse alphabetically or by state. Searchable


College is Possible - http://www.CollegeIsPossible.org/

Responding to a survey indicating that many parents and students overestimate the cost of a college education, a national education campaign was launched “to enhance public knowledge about financing a college education." The most important section of this supporting site concerns financial aid programs and paying for college. Additional sections offer a ten-step guide to preparing for college (from pre-school), College Admissions and Financial Aid calendar, and a resource library. Also available in Spanish.


CaliforniaColleges.edu - http://www.californiacolleges.edu/

This combined effort by California colleges and universities and the state Department of Education provides information about higher education opportunities in California. In addition to information about specific public and private schools, career planning, and financial aid, users will also find the school codes used for the SAT, ACT, and FAFSA. They can also set up personal accounts to store information.


College Opportunities On-Line (COOL) - http://nces.ed.gov/IPEDS/cool/

Listings for over 9000 colleges and universities in the U.S. Search by selecting among the following criteria: geographic region, state, or city; type of institution; discipline; name; enrollment (search results will show demographics); whether they are eligible for Title IV programs. Information provided includes degrees or certificates awarded, tuition and fees, and financial aid statistics.


California Virtual Campus - http://www.cvc.edu/

This site features an online catalog database of 3,000+ distance learning courses offered by 120+ California universities and colleges. Additionally, there a Professional Development Center with lots of instructional support; links to the four regional centers sites, which provide in-depth information on distance learning in the region; and a directory of the participating campuses.


collegeboard.com - http://www.collegeboard.com/

This site takes you through practicing for, scheduling, and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, and AP tests. There is also information on planning for college including choosing, getting accepted, and obtaining financial aid. Use the site map to access vocational guidance through the Career Browser. CB Code Search has codes for countries, college majors, college and scholarship programs, test centers, and high schools.


Peterson's Education & Career Center - http://www.petersons.com/

Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate and graduate programs, applications, funding, and more.


Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com

Information on all aspects of the college or graduate/professional school admissions process. GMAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, PSAT, financial aid, graduate school rankings, career information, etc.


Technical Schools USA - http://www.technical-schools.us/

A guide to technical schools, careers, and certifications in the United States. Includes a list of links to schools by state, descriptions of technical schools and programs (including online alternatives), and resources for technical certification training. Browse by career program type, location, or certification type. Although school descriptions contain a fair amount of marketing language, the site does not accept payment for listings. Not searchable.