Where should I go to school?
It’s a question high-schoolers have been asking for decades.
And an extremely important factor in coming up with an answer to that question is the actual physical location of a school.
You may be surprised to find out that a majority of high school students end up attending a college or university no more than 100 miles away from where they went to high school.
According to a 2009 study released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling “the median distance students go away for college is 94 miles (25th percentile = 23 miles and 75th percentile = 230 miles).”
More recent studies show that 58 percent of students will travel 100 miles or less to college.
That’s why we ask for your location when you’re working through C’reer. It’s not because we’re trying to be creepy, but rather because we’re trying to suggest institutions relatively close to you.
C’reer actually will recommend schools within a 300-mile radius. However, if you’d like to broaden the search you can access your profile by clicking the C’REER logo in the header or via the righthand menu and then change your zip code.
For example, I personally currently live in 29906 (South Carolina), but I was born and raised in 10463 (New York.)
Here are some zip codes that will help you explore your options:
94104 (San Francisco, CA)
10022 (New York, NY)
60614 (Chicago, IL)
90067 (Los Angeles, CA)
30327 (Atlanta, GA)
75225 (Dallas, TX)
49503 (Grand Rapids, MI)
44114 (Cleveland, OH)
32805 (Orlando, FL)
Have fun and go find your way.