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College Selection

Selecting the right college for you!

Robin Hicklin

on 22 May 2018

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College Selection
What school is best for you?
What should I consider when choosing a college?
Public, Private,
Areas of study
Student body size
Financial Aid available
Campus Demographics
Extracurricular Activities
Religious Affiliation
Student-Faculty Ratio
Average Class Size
GA's and TA's
Admission Standards
Types of colleges
Large vs. Small
Community College
Highly Selectivity
ACT 30+
Top 10% graduating class
Less than 30% admitted
Moderately Selective
ACT 23+
Top 50% graduating class
30% -60% admitted
Less Selective
ACT 18+
Top 75% graduating class
95% admitted
Open Admission
ACT required for placement
100% graduating class admitted
Everyone admitted with a High School Degree
Student Life
Trade School
Community College
4 Year University
Average College Cost

Trade School: $10,000 - $30,000 per program
Community College: $4,000 Tuition a year; $8,000
out of district/state
Public 4 year university $10,000 Tuition a year; $20,000 out of state
Private 4 year university $35,000 Tuition a year
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Pell Grant
($0 - $6,095)
SEOG Grant
($150 - $1500)
Missouri Access Grant
($500 - $2000)
Stafford Loan
-Subsidized ($3,500 max)
-Unsubsdized ($2,000 max)
- Parent Plus Loan
Priority date in MO 2/1
*Institutional Scholarships
*start at 23 ACT
*great scholarships 30+ ACT
-Performance Scholarships
*Cheer leading
-Need Based
*Community Scholarships
-High School
-Clubs/Civic Groups

Trade Schools
are usually very
because they are not publicly funded by the state.
Degrees are sometimes the lowest paying and offer little hope of advancement without getting more education. Degrees are not seen as a college degree.
Community Colleges
offer Certificate Programs and
Associate Degrees. These colleges are usually the
least expensive
Certificate Degrees
can be in Truck Driving, EMT, Welding, etc. and usually take a semester to two to complete.
Associate Degrees
take two years to complete and many of these students transfer to a 4 year degree school.
Bachelor's Degrees
(4 years),
Master's Degrees
(2 additional years), Doctoral Degrees (2 more additional years) (These schools tend to be the most expensive and well known.
30,000 + students
500 + students
Distance from Home?
* Can I commute?
* Can I go home on weekends?
* Can I go home on the holidays?

Out - of - State
* Tuition Doubles or more
- $5,000.00 goes to $10,000.00
* Lose Missouri Grants and Scholarhips
- MO Access Grant
- MO Bright Flight
Now What?
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