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Resources and Tools

Your high school years are a time of exploration. After you have identified careers of interest, understand and identify the training/education required. Once you understand the program required, research and understand which schools have what you are looking for both in academic programming and school life (if applicable).


General Exploration Resources

Use Xello and other career tools. Xello is accessed through each student's Google waffle.

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My Higher Ed- Minnesota

Comprehensive college research tool. 

Ranking ROI of 4,500 US Colleges and Universities:

Understand your return on investment (ROI) based on college and major choice.

College Scorecard (U.S. Department of Education):

Identify schools that meet your parameters and compare factors such as average ACT/SAT scores, graduation rate, average salary after graduating, typical debt, and more.

College Board Big Future:

Great tool to identify schools that meet the parameters you set. 

NICHE College Search Tool:

Tool to identify schools of interest utilizing rankings.

U.S. News Best Colleges:

Rankings based on region, major, size, etc.

U.S. News Top 100 Lowest Acceptance Rates:

Data based on the fall of 2020 entering class, with rates ranging from 4-31%.

MN State Specific Resources

University of Minnesota System Degrees and Programs by Campus

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Degrees and Programs by Campus

Minnesota State Private Colleges

Minnesotat State Office of Higher Education

MN's Reciprocity with ND, SD, & WI

Minnesota has agreements with neighboring states to provide lower tuition for Minnesota residents to attend public colleges and universities in those states. 

North Dakota University System

South Dakota Higher Education Institutions

University of Wisconsin System