Finding the Right Career and the Education for it
Sponsored by the Department of Labor, My Next Move allows you to search careers, browse over 900 industries, and take a free career assessment test. Additionally, My Next Move provides a range of information about each career, including what people do on the job, salaries, expected future demand within careers, and requisite skills, background and level of education.
Types of Colleges and Career Schools
Four-Year College and University
Offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and often have professional schools, such as law and medical schools.
Offer associate degrees after completing a two-year course. Additionally, two-year colleges often offer diplomas or certificates of completion for meeting course requirements.
Career School (Technical, Vocational or Trade School)
Offer programs that are two years or less, providing students with classes and experience for a specific career path
Click here for additional descriptions and information on each kind of school
The Department of Education lists all accredited universities by state
Explore the sites of every Wisconsin college and university here
List of and links to all historically black colleges and universities by state
Finding Colleges/Career Schools that Meet My Academic, Career, and Personal Needs
The Department of Education’s College Navigator allows you to search schools by zip code, major, degree, kind of college/career school, tuition and many other ways.
College Portrait provides comprehensive college information, from student life to athletics and academic resources.
Colleges/Career Schools Affordability
Created by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center, College Scorecard shows the affordability and value of your college choices. Simply enter your dream schools to see how they do!
Preping for College/Career School
Click the checklist that best matches your current educational status (ex: middle school, high school, adult student) to understand what you need to do before applying to school.
How to Apply to College/Career School
This site will cover all the basics, from admission requirements to application tips.
Information About Standardized College Admissions Tests (ACT/SAT)
These sites provide everything you need to know about the ACT/SAT, from registering for a test to finding out your score. See below to learn more!
Preparing These Tests
From practice test questions to test tips, these sites provide excellent resources for preparing for the ACT/SAT.