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College and Career Resources

College Databases

College Center Plus (LearningExpress)

If you need to strengthen your fundamental academic skills for your courses, prepare for an important placement test, or ensure a top score on a graduate school entrance exam, the resources here can help you reach your goal.

College Admission Test Preparation (LearningExpress)

Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.

College Success Skills (LearningExpress)

Build skills for success—in college and beyond with organizational strategies, classroom success skills, research skills, and getting academic support.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. Makes it easier for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need it. You can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, “My Center.” Learning Express also has dozens of eBooks available read online.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Career Databases

Career Center Plus (LearningExpress)

Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here.

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)

Job & Career Accelerator is your personal job search management center.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine ShopPediatric NursingWireless WeekDrug Store NewsReeves JournalRestaurant BusinessAdvertising Age and many more.

College Resources

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.

College For All Texans

A one-stop source of information to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college in Texas.

List of Institutions - Texas Higher Education Data

Comprehensive List of All Texas College & University


A collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

This is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA. 

Texas Hazelwood Act 

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

Career Resources

Texas Workforce Commision 

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here to Texas.

A comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission and the state workforce network, Texas Workforce Solutions. It is intended to provide recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to any individual seeking work in Texas. 

Texas Labor Analysis

Texas Labor Analysis is brought to you by the Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Texas Labor Analysis is an online suite of labor analysis tools to help provide insight into the Texas labor supply and labor demand.

College Resources

U.S. Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors

College Scorecard

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.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Career Resources

U.S. Department of Labor

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Employment Projections

Develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

Office of Disability Employment Policy 

The only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.


USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs.