Choosing the right college can be a matter of percentages. In other words, instead of basing your decision about which colleges to consider according to such criteria as prestige, weather, sports reputation, size, etc., you could approach your selection task based on simple statistics -- like jobs or earnings.
While this may seem a bit cold-bloodedly objective, the numbers many times reveal what might give us the best chance to get what we want. When it comes to a college education, many, if not most collegians, are looking for their best path to rewarding employment. We want to go to college so that we can find a good job that will set us on the road to happiness and success in life. Right?