Discover a College Near You

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) wants you to discover a college near you and how to fund your education. We compiled a list of colleges and technical schools in the San Antonio.
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Identify What You Want in a School

Before you explore and compare different schools, first decide what you’re looking for in a school. Ask your parents to do the same thing. Then compare your answers and come to some agreement as to what you want in a school. Search for a school that fits you well academically, socially and culturally:

  • Athletic offerings
  • Campus safety
  • Campus setting (urban, suburban, small-town or rural)
  • Diversity of student population
  • Extracurricular organizations and events
  • Faculty experience and expertise
  • Financial aid availability and deadlines
  • Geographic location
  • Housing availability and cost
  • Length, time and location of classes
  • Number of students enrolled
  • Percentage of graduates employed within one year
  • Percentage of students who graduate
  • Percentage of students who return the following year
  • Programs of study, majors, and course selection
  • School facilities and equipment
  • School or program reputation
  • Student-to-faculty ratio (class size)
  • Support services (meals, counseling, job placement)
  • Transportation availability and cost
  • Tuition and fees

If you’re still having trouble deciding, ask yourself:

  1. Why do I want to go to college?
  2. What do I want to get out of college?
  3. How will college help me work toward my goals?
  4. Which college will best/least help me work toward my goals?
  5. What are the advantages/disadvantages of going now rather than later?
  6. Does it matter how many students are enrolled with me?
  7. Do I want to be with students who have diverse ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds?
  8. In which type of campus setting am I most/least comfortable?

Don’t eliminate a school solely because it’s outside your comfort zone. The challenge of dealing with the unfamiliar can help you grow as a person.

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Find Your Youth Program Specialist
Shantelle Artis
210 919-9759

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