Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Choosing the Right College When choosing a college, consider the following: Type of College 2-year colleges offer affordable one and two-year career programs. Students can also start at a com- munity college and transfer to a 4-year college. 4-year colleges offer more courses and more extra- curricular activities. A 4-year college degree can also provide a greater number of career opportunities. Size – College sizes vary from a few hundred students to 20,000+. Large colleges can offer more programs and majors; small colleges are more personal. Location – Are you looking for a college close to home? In your home state? In a big city? Close to nature? Academic Programs – All colleges offer a variety of majors; however, if your child wants to study something specific, you must find a college that offers that major. Cost – College costs vary greatly. When calculating college costs, include tuition, fees, room and board, books, and personal expenses. Admissions Requirements – Some colleges accept all high school graduates. Others are very selective. Look for colleges that accept students with academic records similar to your child’s.