Researching Colleges


Naviance Family Connection is a computer program for all students and families that assists in students' course planning, career goals, and college research.  Students and families have access to their Family Connection account wherever they have an internet connection.  Students will also collaborate with counselors and teachers in developing an individualized plan for future coursework, education after high school, and career options.



Collegeboard, the company that designs the SAT, has a widely used search engine that can prove to be very beneficial. The database starts with almost 4000 colleges and eliminates schools based on a student’s choices of what they want in a college (size, major, clubs, etc.).

College Navigator is a government website that was created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

YOUniversity  is a website that has 4-7 minute videos of college campuses around the country.  For those students interested in a college that is too far away to visit on the weekends, this is a great website to get more information and see what the college looks like. 

EducationQuest has an Index of Majors that will show what majors are offered at each college or university in the state of Nebraska. Use this beneficial website to find out if the school you are researching carries your program of interest.


The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a helpful way to students to attend other schools outside Nebraska and make them more affordable. The states that participate in the MSEP are Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. This is a wonderful program and is worth researching! Keep in mind as well that although some schools may participate in the MSEP, it also varies depending on the program of study. For more information, visit or contact the participating school.



Historically Black Colleges are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established prior to 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. HBCUs enroll 14 percent of all African American students in higher education, however, they only make up 3 percent of America’s 4,084 institutions of higher education. There are 110 historically black colleges in the United States, which includes both two-year and four-year institutions. 



Women's Colleges are institutions of higher education that can offer a conducive environment for women.



Figuring out which degree to pursue can be a difficult decision. College Degrees Online is here to help with that process. They have gathered hundreds of thousands of data points through the US Department of Education, NCES, every accrediting board in the US, and referenced the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and various program specific accrediting boards to become the best resource researching degrees online and on campuses across the nation.

They recommend starting by selecting one of the top programs of study, or with the College Degree Guide to find universities offering degrees with a specific area of study or in specific states. They have tried to make it as simple as possible for you to quickly and efficiently find all of the available degrees at colleges in the US.

Counseling Degrees Online, is a resource 100% dedicated to counseling education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They believe there is a major need for more counselors in all types of specialties across the U.S. At Counseling Degrees Online, you can search 1500+ types of counseling degrees at the undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral levels.


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