The College Scorecard website, from the U.S. Department of Education, helps high school students, and others, find and compare colleges and universities across the country based of various search characteristics. Results have been revamped to show average cost of attending, graduation rates, and average graduate salaries compared to the national average.
Another website is Educate to Careers: “Using our programs students can learn the occupational outcomes derived various majors, the salaries associated with these outcomes, and also where to pursue their education along with tuition data.”
There is a wealth of information on those two sites alone. I’ve posted other education blogs in the past about how to best approach college planning (what are their interests and areas of strength first, THEN search for the college that matches the student – not the other way around), and saving.
My website has links to various education sites that may provide information and insight as well (once on the page, scroll down to the Education section (alphabetically arranged page).