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College Information Sites
Click on any of the titles below to learn about any of the resources available to you.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. The BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the US Department of Labor, is your pathway to career success. Several tools are provided for job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. CareerOneStop is a source of employment information, career inspiration and a place to manage your job skills including:
  • Find Local Help helps connect individuals to employment and training opportunities. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.
  • ToolKit helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The website features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools and career exploration assistance.
CareerBliss,is a free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career advice articles. CareerBliss was started in 2008 and allows users to look at the reviews and salaries for over 100,000 employers. CareerBliss has been seen on, Huffington Post,, AOL Jobs, Business Week, The Houston Chronicle, Seattle Pi, and thousands of other sites.
www.checkoutcareers - Checkout Careers
The site is a reference for 1,110 occupations and a cross reference to how degrees and careers are related. The site includes a test to help you better discover the career that will best suit you.
You can browse an index of popular career choices and information on how to achieve your career goals. The Work Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the work world. You can even search for career opportunities near you. - Riley Guide Career Research Center
The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage. Websites are listed in a variety of ways with many sites specific to educational majors. - The Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. It includes work environment, industry outlook, and salary information. - O*NET OnLine
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
College Information Sites - College Foundation of North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the state of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply and pay for college. Check out career planning tools for elementary students through adults including interest inventories, learning style and personality assessments, resume builder, job descriptions and videos. You can use the online admissions applications and comprehensive college profiles of the more than 110 North Carolina colleges and universities. A transfer student planner includes articulation agreement information pertinent to students looking to transfer to a four-year institution after completing their associate's degree. - National Center for Education Statistics
The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics' website is to provide clear, complete information about NCES' mission and activities, and to serve the research, education and other interested communities. The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. On this website you can research general information about a college or university such as tuition, fees and student expenses; financial aid, net price, enrollment, admissions information, retention and graduation rates, programs/majors, varsity athletic teams, accreditation, campus security and cohort default rates. - University and College Accountability Network
U-CAN is a Web-based resource designed to offer students and families concise, consumer-friendly information on private, nonprofit colleges and universities in a common format. U-CAN was developed and is managed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
U-CAN includes information identified by prospective college students, parents, and policymakers as crucial to making a smart college choice and important for institutional transparency and accountability. Key information has been updated for 2013.
College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.