College & Career Guides

Traditional

U.S. News Best Colleges 
U.S. News & World Report rankings and information about colleges nationwide.

Best Colleges 
College rankings and information to help students choose colleges.

The 20 Most Common Freshman Mistakes 
Expert tips on common pitfalls to avoid the first year in college.

Educating Engineers
Educating Engineers is a comprehensive website that provides information related to the engineering sector and reviews on nearly 2,000 engineering programs throughout the United States.


Women in STEM

The US Department of Commerce reported that women only occupy 24% of the nation's STEM jobs. Job openings in STEM industries are projected to grow by over 19% in the next decade. BestColleges.com offers two new guides to support STEM women in their academic and career goals:

Women in STEM: An editorial exploration on the state of women in STEM with several interviews from women in the industry and a collection of scholarships.

Career Guide for STEM: Featuring paths of study, specializations, job options, as well as an interview with a woman with 23 years of experience working in STEM.

Resources for Women in STEM


Online

Online Engineering Degrees
Engineering fields are projected to grow consistantly through 2024. This online engineering degree guide includes information to help students decide if an online engineering degree is right for them. 

Online Programs for Education Administration
A ranking of online master's degrees in education administration for Pre-K through postsecondary schools.

Guide to Online Schools
Information about more than 28,000 online degree programs from over 1,700 accredited schools.

Online College Loan Guidebook
A guide to the student loan process, as well as other resources about online programs.  

Free Online Courses
Online courses catalog of more than 500 free accredited online courses. 

Affordable Online Programs
A guide to the most affordable online programs based on U.S. News & World Report rankings. 

Best Online Colleges
Open Education Database's comprehensive collection of online college rankings.  


Financing Your Education

Minnesota's College Financial Aid Programs
An index of scholarships in Minnesota.

Fastweb
A search engine for scholarships.

Explore Engineering Scholarships
An engineering scholorship search tool.

Simple Steps on How to Fund a Career in STEM
A guide to scholarships and grants available for STEM majors.


Trade Scholarships

Skilled tradespeople are increasingly high demand. Here are some scholarship oportunities for those who opt for going into the trades.

National Housing Endowment Student Scholarships

Nextstar Legacy Foundation Scholarships

Women in HVACR Scholarship Program

World Plumbing Council Scholarship Program