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Interesting facts that support the value of investing in a college consultant 

  • According to the College Board, a "moderate" college budget for tuition alone at in-state public college for the 2017-2018 academic year averaged $32,410 at a private college, $9,410 as an in-state student at a public college, and $23,890 as an out-of-state student at a public college. This means today’s four year investment in college tuition averages between $38,000- $130,000.

  • Choosing a college that is a right fit saves one the need to transfer or drop out, thus saving thousands in lost tuition dollars when courses do not transfer or lead to a degree.

  • On average, there is only one high school college counselor per 476 students.

  • The average total time spent on college counseling with each high school student is 38 minutes. 

  • Six out of ten students receive no college counseling in their schools.

  • There are over 4,000 schools from which to choose in The United States.

  • A study by the Mellon Foundation found that students are doing equally well 20 years after college whether they graduated from Brown or Kansas State. What determines success after college is more closely correlated to success and satisfaction in college rather than what college is attended. Therefore, it is essential to find the best college fit, not the most recognized college name.

  • Extensive resources, choices, steps and requirements can be seen as overwhelming to parents and applicants. It takes hundreds of hours to learn this process thoroughly. Many parents and students do not have hundreds of extra hours to devote to the process. 

  • College is a significant expense. One should shop carefully and be fully informed when paying for something so costly. College consultants take into account each student’s personal tastes, characteristics, and needs in order to find the best possible "fit."

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