Colleges Worth Your Money: A Guide to What America's Top Schools Can Do for You is an invaluable guide for students making the crucial decision of where to attend college when our thinking about higher education is radically changing. At a time when costs are soaring and competition for admission is higher than ever, the college-bound need to know how prospective schools will benefit them both as students and after graduation. Colleges Worth Your Money provides the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive information for gauging the ROI of America's top schools, including: In-depth profiles of 175 of the top colleges and universities across the U.S.; Over 75 key statistics about each school that cover unique admissions-related data points such as gender-specific acceptance rates, early decision acceptance rates, and five-year admissions trends at each college. The solid facts on career outcomes, including the school's connections with recruiters, the rate of employment post-graduation, where students land internships, the companies most likely to hire students from a particular school, and much more. Data and commentary on each college's merit and need-based aid awards, average student debt, and starting salary outcomes. Top Colleges for America's Top Majors lists highlighting schools that have the best programs in 40+ disciplines. Lists of the "Top Feeder" undergraduate colleges into medical school, law school, tech, journalism, Wall Street, engineering, and more.
About the Author
Andrew Belasco, PhD, a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard University, is CEO of College Transitions, an educational consulting firm and a co-author of The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). His work has been published in the nation's top higher education journals and featured in dozens of media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and NPR Dave Bergman, EdD oversees the collegetransitions.com blog and Dataverse, reaching an audience in excess of two million readers annually. Dave is also the co-author of The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admission Process (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Michael Trivette, PhD is a co-founder of College Transitions and has experience working within the University of North Carolina System and the University System of Georgia. His research has been published in Educational Policy, Review of Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, and the Journal of Education Finance.