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Careers & Jobs
  • Career Information Center Authentication Required
    Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.
Colleges and Universities: United States and International
  • College Blue Book Online Authentication Required
    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.
    An "information network on education in Europe, produces reliable, readily comparable information on national education systems and policies. EURYDICE also acts as an observatory, highlighting both the diversity of systems and their common features".
    ISEEK, the Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge, is a web-based gateway to Minnesota career, employment, education, and business development information and services. The Internet system helps you make smart choices about careers, employment, education, and business growth.
  • MN Transfer
    A guide to transfer in Minnesota Higher Education.
  • Web U.S. Higher Education
    "This section of UT Austin Web Central provides links to other regionally-accredited institutions of higher education in the United States". Includes links to regional accrediting agencies.
News and Data
  • College Navigator
    The College Navigator website was developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); (replaces College Opportunities Online COOL).
  • National Center for Education Statistics
    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.
  • Top American Research Universities
    The Top American Research Universities report, from the Center for Measuring University Performance, at Arizona State U (formerly located at the U of Florida), charts the comparative performance and offers analysis and data useful for understanding American research university performance. A key feature of this report (available online and in print) is The Center's classification of universities into groups based upon nine quality indicators. Institutions that have more than $20 million in annual federal research expenditures and that rank within the top 25 on at least one of the nine measures fall into their definition of a top research university. In this study, they also present a second group of institutions--those ranking 26-50 on the same nine measures.
  • US News and World Report College Rankings
    "To be included in the {US News} rankings, a college or university must be accredited and have a total enrollment of at least 200 students. Also, we do not rank certain schools for school-specific reasons, such as the undergraduate student population consisting almost entirely of non-traditional students. In addition, 77 of the approximately 1,400 accredited institutions in the United States are specialty institutions that offer most or all of their degrees in fine arts, performing arts, business, or engineering. We don't rank specialty schools or the five uniformed service academies, because their mission is very different from the other undergraduate institutions and there are too few to create a separate category. This year, however, we are ranking 350 accredited undergraduate business programs and 322 accredited undergraduate engineering programs. This information can be used as a supplement to the overall rankings for students with an interest in these majors."
Scholarships, Funding Opportunities
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans Online Authentication Required
    Provides sources of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid at all levels of study. Includes a summary of programs sponsored by the federal government. Also includes a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state.
U.S. State Higher Education Agencies
  • Minnesota Department of Education
    The Minnesota Department of Education formerly Children, Families & Learning works to help communities to measurably improve the well-being of children through programs that focus on education, community services, prevention, and the preparation of young people for the world of work.
  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    The Services Office administers state financial aid and federal programs that affect students on a statewide basis. It negotiates reciprocity agreements, collects data on enrollments and financial aid. Information is also provided to students and parents on academic and financial preparation for postsecondary education.
Standardized Test Preparation Center
Test Preparation Resources at the Walter Smart Learning Commons; U of M TC Campus

Textbook Research Guide

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