Transitioning to a 2- or 4-year college or a career is an exciting time, but is also filled with many questions. The resources listed below will provide answers to many of your questions no matter if you’re a high school student, recent high school graduate, first generation college student, or transfer student.
Find the Right College for You
The College Scorecard is designed to increase transparency, putting the power in the hands of the public — from those choosing colleges to those improving college quality — to see how well different schools are serving their students.
Browse/search institutions of higher education to learn more about their enrollment, programs/majors, graduation rates and much more.
Browse, search and compare community colleges to make an informed enrollment decision.
Browse an online list of the best colleges that offer free tuition with assistance on how to apply.
Go on a Virtual Tour!
So you’ve researched some colleges/universities, now let’s take a look at them.
Over 1,300 colleges/universities with 360° tours
Take guided 360° virtual tours of colleges/universities
Enroll in College
More than 600 Colleges. One Application.
One Application to 44 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). If you attend a high school in Mobile County, ask your counselor how to have the application fee waived.
Apply to a select number of colleges/universities with no application fee.
Paying for College
Now the reality of it all is sinking in and one big questions looms…how will I pay for college? The following links will provide you with common ways to pay for college.
Provides a variety of sources to finance college education
Your source to federal grants, loans and work-study funds
A Resource Guide to completing the FAFSA
Not sure if college is the path for you, the resources below will guide you through career exploration
Your source for career exploration, training and jobs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
ConsumerAffairs’ listing of Best Beauty Schools
Provides the tools you need for career exploration, training and portfolio building
Quality job training for local industry
Access to local jobs and training
Your source for finding jobs in Alabama
A guide that outlines the different career paths one could follow in the behavioral health field, as well as the types of degrees and what one would earn.
The purpose of the Lumina Community Partnership for Attainment is to increase the number of post-secondary degrees/credentials attained to 75,000 by 2030. 75,000 Degrees is not just MAEF’s goal, it’s Mobile’s goal for creating a stronger community and workforce through higher education.