While there are many overlapping reasons for a college education, we classify the purposes of college to the following. Click the category name for a top ten list, and the the ‘info’ button on the right for more about that category.
Most colleges do not confine themselves to just one purpose, but place emphasis on a few of these. It is rare, however, to find a college that designs its curriculum around all of them. We’ll tell you which colleges emphasize which goals, so you can make the most of your college experience.