TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has released the 2011 edition of its annual Best Colleges issue. This report provides the nation's most trusted rankings of colleges and universities that award undergraduate degrees. It is specifically designed to be straightforward, easy to use and provide the information students need to make informed decisions about their education.
Since it was first published in 1983, the Best Colleges issue has been the indispensable college rankings resource. In addition to its highly sought-after listing of regional colleges and universities, Best Colleges 2011 includes information about particular programs such as business, engineering and more.
The 2011 rankings are also available online at U.S. News University Directory, which provides a variety of other education resources as well. Search an extensive listing of on-campus and online programs; contact over 1,900 of America's best colleges and universities; get the latest news from U.S. News reporters; and download a free financial aid guide that includes expert tips and critical FAFSA documents!
The 2011 edition of Best Colleges also provides: general information on applying for and attending college; the latest news from a variety of popular fields and degree programs; insight into how schools achieve their rank; and a complete index of schools so that the entry for each can be found quickly and easily.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income of workers who hold a bachelor's degree is now almost $20,000 more than those who hold only a high school diploma. Over a 40-year working life, that's a difference of more than $700,000 -- quite a significant pay increase! And the salary of graduates who hold a degree in an in-demand field like nursing or software engineering may rise even higher.
In addition, the benefits of a bachelor's degree go beyond increased wages. College graduates typically have access to better benefits, more vacation time, greater career mobility, and the sense of personal achievement that comes from challenging themselves to excel.
For students who are ready to pursue a college degree, Best Colleges 2011 is the go-to resource. It is the only publication with rankings from the trusted authority on colleges and graduate schools -- U.S. News & World Report.
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