About Us

College Choice helps students and their families find the college program that meets their needs.

Our resources include college rankings, lists of the best colleges by state, and program rankings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These rankings use a custom methodology that takes a student-centered approach. By weighing factors like median student debt and average graduate salaries, our rankings help prospective students make informed choices.

We also publish guides, college planning resources, information on paying for college, and career planning tools. Students interested in particular career paths can use our resources to learn about educational requirements, earning potential, and job demand. Our financial aid resources help students identify scholarships and save money on college.

College Choice sets high editorial standards and draws on reputable sources, including higher education information from the federal government, to create practical and reliable resources for college students.

What We Do

College Choice provides rankings, guides, and resources for students. Our site uses credible sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, to evaluate colleges and careers. We also draw on data from College Scorecard, a tool from the U.S. Department of Education.

We designed a custom methodology to rank programs that prioritizes academic quality, affordability, and return on investment. The methodology weighs factors such as graduation rate, student debt, and the average salaries of graduates to recommend programs.

College Choice also includes content from our partner schools, which always includes a “Sponsored” or “Featured” label. The editorial content on College Choice, including our rankings, is never influenced by our sponsored content.

How Our Site Works

College Choice relies on editors, writers, and experts to create our content. Our editors and content managers evaluate data from national databases and degree-granting institutions. By using credible sources, our site provides factual information to help college students make decisions about their future.

College Choice also draws on a network of experienced writers and contributors to craft reliable, reputable content for college students. We incorporate expert interviews to provide insight into career paths, degrees, and the college decision process when possible. Working together, the College Choice team creates a wealth of resources for prospective college students, current students, and their families.

Why We Do It

Thousands of colleges grant degrees in the U.S. Prospective students choose between two-year and four-year institutions. They attend in-person and online programs. And they select from hundreds of academic programs. Finding the right college can easily overwhelm applicants.

College Choice guides students and parents through the complicated college decision landscape. Our resources help families navigate their choices and find the best fit. We also aim to fill the gap between finding a college and actually attending college by ranking programs, advising students on their financial aid options, and recommending preparation for different careers.

Our Contributors

Portrait of Thomas Broderick

Thomas Broderick

Thomas Broderick is a freelance writer and the owner of Broderick Writer LLC. He creates study guides, informational websites, and blog posts for clients in the education field. Thomas is also a published author of over 20 short stories and a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Portrait of N. Susan Emeagwali

N. Susan Emeagwali

N. Susan Emeagwali is a writer/editor who has served as managing editor of daily newspapers and association magazines.

Portrait of Genevieve Carlton

Genevieve Carlton

Genevieve Carlton holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University and earned tenure as a history professor at the University of Louisville. An award-winning historian and writer, Genevieve has published multiple scholarly articles and a book with the University of Chicago Press. She currently works as a freelance writer and consultant.