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Four-year colleges and universities are a big part of the regional economy -- the "eds" that make up the "eds and meds" that helped the region rebuild after the economic downturn of the mid-1980s. A bachelor's degree isn't the best choice for everyone; many of the well-compensated jobs of today and tomorrow can be had with an associates degree or technical training. But for those traditional-college-bound, the Pittsburgh region offers a wealth of great options.

The 10-county Pittsburgh region is home to 36 universities, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh both in Pittsburgh's bustling Oakland neighborhood; Duquesne University on “the bluff” in Uptown; Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh; and Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Westmoreland County. You can learn more about these universities at the links above or here. 

But before you get to college, there are many things to consider, and valuable local resources to tap. First of all, can you get in? Check out these resources on college preparatory classes. 

How will you pay for it? If you're a graduate in good standing from a Pittsburgh Public School, you should be eligible for a scholarship of up to $40,000. If other financial aid resources are needed, turn here.

Maybe you (or your parents) are wondering how you'll manage your day-to-day needs and expenditures on your own at college. Here's some info about resources that help you take control of your finances -- rather than the other way around.

Need tips on resume writing, cover letters and interviewing? These resources can help.

You can learn more about networking here.

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