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General Resources

  • Braintrack: University Index
    Claiming to be "the world's most complete directory for university and college search," this site includes a search function and links to the home pages of colleges and universities worldwide. Listings are also available in a geographical arrangement.
  • College Blue Book [Rutgers Restricted]
    An electronic version of the 6 volume 35th edition, the resource serves as a "guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, distance learning programs, and occupational education programs."
  • College Board
    A variety of information on the college application process, including an advanced "find your match" search of two and four-year colleges using comparative criteria like cost, location, sports and activities, and more.
  • College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
    Includes a variety of directories including colleges and universities, online degree programs, historically black colleges and universities, programs for disabled students, scholarship resources, and more.
  • College Navigator
    From the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, a searchable index of information on universities; liberal arts colleges; specialized colleges; community colleges; career or technical colleges; and trade schools.
  • College Results Online
    From The Education Trust, a database of graduation rates at colleges and universities. Rates can be retrieved for a specific college or university, for a group of institutions, or by student and institutional characteristics.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Searchable access to profiles, web pages, and maps for two-year, four-year, graduate, and professional schools in the United States and elsewhere. A subscription is required to access the full-text catalogs.
  • EdRef College Search Directory
    A free online directory providing information about thousands of US colleges. Includes special sections on athletic scholarships, minority colleges, online schools, and religious schools.
  • Education Research Guide
    A guide to major resources for conducting research in the field of education and for finding curriculum materials.
  • Education Resource Organizations Directory
    From the U.S. Department of Education, a searchable database of organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.
  • Gradschools.com
    Search for graduate programs by subject or school name to retrieve a list of programs in the United States, abroad, or via distance learning. Also includes links to information on standard educational tests, financial aid, fellowships, and related information.
  • Higher Education in the US of America & Canada
    Features links and resources for international students interested in attending college in the United States or Canada.
  • Peterson's
    Multiple resources, including links to information on colleges and universities, graduate schools, online and continuing education, and K-12 school and programs.
  • Search for Schools and Colleges
    Search for public schools, private schools, and colleges by name, location, or ZIP code. From the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics.
  • SearchEdu.com
    Uses the Google Search engine to index university and academic Web sites, and return search results in ranked order.
  • State Education Data Profiles
    Information on elementary/secondary education, postsecondary education, public libraries, and selected demographics for all states in the U.S., provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
    A database listing postsecondary educational institutions and programs, each of which is accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a "reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education."
  • U.S. Universities by State
    A list of links to the home pages of regionally accredited U.S. universities, organized by state.
  • UNESCO Portal on Higher Education Institutions
    "Offers access to on-line information on higher education institutions recognized or otherwise sanctioned by competent authorities in participating countries."
  • Universities Worldwide
    A searchable database of links to universities throughout the world.

Community Colleges

  • American Association of Community Colleges
    A large collection of material on community colleges including statistics and a "Community College Finder" with a clickable map.
  • Community College Review
    Offers tools and data to help users compare colleges within their state and learn more about how community colleges work.
  • U.S. Community Colleges by State
    A list of links to the home pages of community colleges in the United States, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and Puerto Rico.

Distance Education / Online Learning

 

Grants and Scholarships

For information on grants and scholarships please visit the

Scholarship, Fellowship, and Funding guide.

Rankings

  • Best Colleges
    The online version of the US News and World Report annual ranking of colleges. The complete report is only available with a subscription. Articles from the series in the US News and World Report are also available full-text online via Academic Search Premier [Rutgers Restricted]
  • Best Graduate Schools
    The online version of the US News and World Report annual ranking of graduate schools. The complete report is only available with a subscription. Articles from the series in the US News and World Report are also available full-text online via Academic Search Premier [Rutgers Restricted]..
  • College and University Rankings
    An excellent annotated list of ranking information in print and on the web. Includes links to general/undergraduate, graduate/research programs, business, law, and non-US rankings, as well as a bibliography of additional sources. From the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • College Rankings
    Search by category or school name to find the "best" ranked schools from the Princeton Review. Complete information requires free registration.
  • Ranking the Best Online Colleges | AffordableCollegesOnline.org
    "A look at the best online colleges in U.S. Who they are, whom they benefit, and the numerous ways they continue to change the post-secondary landscape."
  • Washington Monthly College Guide
    Provides ranking information for National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Master's Universities, Baccalaureate Universities, "Best Bang for the Buck Schools," and Community Colleges.

Study Abroad

  • IIEPassport.org
    From the Institute of International Education, the site allows users to search program listings on U.S. education abroad. Also includes an extensive student guide with tips on selecting a program, preparing for travel, living abroad, returning home, and related issues.
  • InternationalStudent.com
    News, information, and other resources about being an international student and preparing for study abroad.
  • Rutgers Center for Global Education - Study Abroad
    Information about programs, scholarships, health and safety, and more.
  • StudyAbroad.com
    Includes program directories searchable by city, country, language, or subject. Also provides a basic handbook and a variety of related information.
  • Study Abroad Research Guide
    Links and useful information for Rutgers students in the Study Abroad program.

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