What Are the U.S. Government's Educational Websites?

The U.S. government's educational websites feature pages that are specifically geared toward students, parents, teachers and administrators at all educational levels. This article features websites and pages that are of particular interest to students planning to pursue postsecondary degrees. Schools offering Government Analytics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

U.S. Department of Education

The primary U.S. government educational website, www.ed.gov, serves as a portal to others that provide detailed information for prospective and current college students. There are a number of sites that can be of use, providing information about educational and financial matters. Read on to learn about a few of these sites and their functions.

Important Facts About the U.S. Government's Educational Websites

Uses Research higher education opportunities, explore financial aid options, find advice about applying and gaining acceptance into schools
College Search Criteria Institution type, campus setting, level of award, many others
Online Tools Interactive maps, outcome measures, Guide Me function
Careers In addition to learning about education options, the government also has the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), which publishes salary and job outlook information, as well as overviews and education requirements for a number of careers

StudentAid.gov

The Department of Education enlisted the help of college students to build StudentAid.gov. On this education website, prospective students get advice from current students and answers to such questions as whether they should attend college, how to go about getting into college and how to pay for a college education. Current students also discuss what they would have done differently.

College Navigator

The department's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) assists students in finding the right school through its College Navigator website, nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/. Students select several criteria, such as degree level, type of college, state, course of study, tuition, total student enrollment and other options. The NCES search engine returns all the results that meet the criteria, narrowing down for the students the number of colleges that meet their needs.

Career Colleges and Technical Schools

Career colleges and technical schools are 2- or 4-year schools that focus on preparing students for specific vocations, such as careers in health care or computer science, in contrast to the liberal arts emphasis at traditional colleges and universities. This area of the main www.ed.gov website provides help with finding and choosing a school, financial aid and issues like accreditation.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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The schools in the listing below are not free and may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Popular Schools

  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Southern New Hampshire University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Strayer University

    Strayer University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Strayer University:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Regent University

    Regent University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Regent University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Ashford University

    Ashford University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Ashford University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Purdue University Global

    Purdue University Global responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Purdue University Global:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Northcentral University

    Northcentral University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Northcentral University:

    • Doctoral

    Online Programs Available

  • Pacific Oaks College

    Pacific Oaks College responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Pacific Oaks College:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Penn Foster High School

    Penn Foster High School responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Penn Foster High School:

    Online Programs Available

  • University of North Texas

    Campus Locations:

    • Texas: Denton
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