I always tell my kids to go out of town/state for college, it will teach them life lessons. Plus, my personal experience of going to college away from taught me life skills (how to manage friends, money, time, priority....).
Create priority chart based on following list, assigned them points based on what is important to
Major and minor, school cost, school ranking (in your selected major), cost of living, activities around town, housing options. Personally I selected my school based on the major and cost of living, I moved from northern California to Midwest, school ranking was good for my major and cost of living was significantly low compare to San Francisco.
Ultimately it is your decision. Figure out how you can afford and how student debt you want to carry at graduation. In my professional life, my work portfolio carries more weight than the name of school.
Kazim recommends the following next steps:
- Create a priority list