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This is an online resource for the book The Teenager's Guide to the Real World by Marshall Brain, ISBN 1-9657430-3-9. The online resources are offered as a free supplement to the book. They help you access the huge library of material for teenager's available on the Web. For more information on the book please click here.

College Information

Have you ever wondered why your parents, your guidance counselor, your friends and society in general put such a big emphasis on college? The primary reason for this emphasis comes from the simple fact that college graduates make more money. For example:

Educational attainment has a direct impact on many aspects of life, but most directly on earnings. Average annual earnings for persons without a high school diploma are $14,391; with a diploma, $20,036; with a bachelor's degree, $34,096; with a doctorate, $54,982; and with a professional degree, $74,725. [Source: The World AlmanacŪ and Book of Facts 1995]

See also the article entitled "The Cost of Not Getting a College Education." Does this mean that you are doomed if you don't choose to attend college? Or that you are guaranteed a great, high-paying job if you do? Absolutely not. But going to college certainly won't hurt you. See Chapter 6 of The Teenager's Guide to the Real World for more information.

One of the greatest things about the Internet is that it provides a gigantic electronic library that you can access from anywhere. Nowhere is this advantage so obvious than in the case of colleges. You can find a TON of college information on the web. Let's say, for example, that you want to get information on different colleges and Universities in the United States. Try these links:

The first list is sponsored by the University of Alabama and is somewhat prettier. The second list is maintained by Yahoo and is regularly updated. In either case you are presented with a complete list of every college that has a web site, and all of these sites are full of information. You should, by the way, go to Yahoo and search on the word "college". There are many different categories of college information.

If you would like to learn more about college in general, the college admissions process, financial aid, and so on, there are many interesting and educational sites available on the web. You can find many of them in Yahoo or by using the different search engines. Some of the more interesting and comprehensive sites are listed here to help you find them more quickly:

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