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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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The Education Trust (www.collegeresults.org)

One of my favorite higher ed resources is The Education Trust, which is a nonprofit organization that advocates for greater educational achievements among students of all ages and backgrounds. The trust’s database, which is called College Results Online, provides a ton of statistics on individual schools from graduation rates to freshman retention rates to the most popular degrees granted and much more. The database also provides invaluable graduation statistics on individual schools for a variety of minority groups.

Perhaps the most amazing feature is the ability to compare the statistics of similar academic institutions. And here’s the great part: You don’t even have to know what schools are similar ...

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