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College 101

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Leticia Trevino

on 27 July 2015

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What are the types of schools
you can attend after high school?

What are the different degrees?
What's a major?
How do you get one?

How do you figure out
your options?

Types of Schools

Look at college websites

Research where careers are, will be, and won't be

Use the Future Center
What does
this mean
for you???

Public and private colleges
Two-year colleges
Four-year colleges
Colleges with a special focus
Degree Options
What does
that mean?
Public VS Private
In-State VS
Out of State
4-Year Schools
funded by local and state governments.
usually offer lower tuition rates than private colleges, especially for students who are residents of the state where a college is located.

rely mainly on tuition, fees and private sources of funding.
private donations can sometimes
provide generous financial aid packages
for students.
Offer four-year programs that lead to a bachelor's degree.

Often are larger
Offer more majors and degree options: bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees
Offer 2-year associate degrees
Preparing you for a career or to transfer to a 4-year college to earn a bachelor's degree.
Often an affordable option with relatively low tuition

Colorado Community College System has
13 colleges throughout the state.

All are open enrollment.

Metro area community colleges:
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Community College of Aurora
Arapahoe Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Community Colleges
2-Year Colleges
Technical Colleges
Prepare students for a specific career field

2 years or less to receive degree or certificate

Students are only taught skills for their career choice

Denver area:
Emily Griffith
Pickens Tech
Adams State University (Alamosa)
Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction)
Colorado School of Mines (Golden)
Colorado State University (Fort Collins)
Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo)
Fort Lewis College (Durango)
Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver)
University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO Springs)
University of Colorado Denver (Denver)
University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)
Western State Colorado Univ. (Gunnison)
Colorado Public
Colleges & Universities
Colorado Private Colleges & Universities
Colorado College
Johnson & Wales Univ.
Regis University
University of Denver
Cambridge, MA
Ivy League School
7% acceptance rate
El Paso, TX
Texas Public University
99% Acceptance Rate
ASSOCIATE'S Degree (2 Year)
Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

BACHELOR'S Degree (4-5 year)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.)

GRADUATE Degree (2-5+ years)
Advanced degree pursued after earning a bachelor’s degree.
Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree
Doctoral degree (a Ph.D.)

PROFESSIONAL Degree (3+ years)
To become licensed to work in professions like medicine or law.
Example: Medical Doctorate (M.D.)
College Major
A specific subject that students can specialize in.
Between 1/3 and 1/2 of the courses you take in college are in your major or related to it.
By completing a major, you demonstrate sustained, high-level work in one subject.
Double major or minor.
Deciding on
a Major
You declare a major while in college
Working with an Academic Advisor you will decide your major (minor, double major, etc)
Usually declare immediately at a 2 year school or by the end of your sophomore year at a 4 year school
Experiment with your classes
Make sure you are passionate about it
Most college students change majors at least once--sometimes several times-- in their college careers.
Examine your interests.
Examine your abilities.
Examine what you value in work.
Do some career exploration.
Reality check: volunteer, internships, informational interviews
Narrowing your choices and focusing on choosing a major.
How do you
get a major?
Emily Griffith
Top 10 Majors
Top 5 In-Demand Majors
Who's known for
what in Colorado?
These are not necessarily the degrees that are the most demand in the job market. They don't lock you into a set career path.

1. Business Administration and Management/Commerce
2. Psychology
3. Nursing
4. Biology/Biological Sciences
5. Education
6. English Language and Literature
7. Economics
8. Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
9. Political Science and Government
10. Computer and Information Sciences
1. Accounting
2. Finance
3. Engineering
4. Computer Science
5. Business Administration
Least In-Demand Areas
Arts: including studio, fine, photographic, graphic arts
Philosophy, Theology/ Religious Studies
Physical Fitness/Trainer
Agriculture & Sustainability/ Clean Energy
Health Programs including Nursing
Fire Science
Engineering (all types)
Which one interests you?
Forming YOUR College List
Important things to think about when forming your college list:
Large classrooms?
Small classrooms?
Out of state?
Not all schools offer nursing or engineering
How much are you willing to pay?
How much wiill your career path earn?

Academically, Socially, and Financially
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