Can you send me a list of colleges for students with learning disabilities?

While HEATH staff members do not recommend specific institutions, we do suggest that you consult one of the guidebooks listing colleges with programs and services for students with learning disabilities. These books convey information about the types of programs and services available within a range of colleges and universities.

However, we caution readers not to rely exclusively on the information contained within these guides. Rather, in addition to gathering information from printed sources, it is imperative that students speak directly with admissions counselors and disability support services providers on campuses to develop a well-informed judgment about the appropriateness of a particular program.

Please note that many programs listed in these guides offer services that exceed the requirements of federal disability laws, and therefore, may charge additional fees above tuition. Also keep in mind that the absence of a particular program from a guidebook in no way implies that a program is not equipped to meet your particular needs. The following are among the most widely available directories of college-level LD programs:

College Navigator:

The National Center for Education Statistics maintains the College Navigator website which has helped hundreds of thousands of students and families learn about colleges and universities. The College Navigator (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) offers consumers information in an easy-to-use format.

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States. It offers a wide range of information -- such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation. College Navigator offers users valuable new information about colleges and universities, and it does so in a way that is user-friendly. Users can:
Search

  • Search by programs offered, degrees offered, institution type, price, selectivity, distance from home, school size, institutional mission (historically black colleges and universities, single-sex), extended learning opportunities for adults (weekend and evening degree programs), and intercollegiate athletics programs offered.
  • Modify or change their search from anywhere within the website.
  • Use a simple and intuitive way of selecting keywords to search among programs at a general level (communications, journalism, and related programs), drill down through a menu to a moderate level of detail, and identify highly specific courses of study (health communication).

Compare

  • Make comparisons of up to four institutions in one view, and maintain a list of favorite institutions from different searches

Save

  • Save their sessions and receive an email with a link taking them back to where they left off.

Export

  • Export search results to easily-used formats, such as Excel.

You may also find helpful the Directory of Colleges, Universities, Career Schools and Online Degree Programs at Education-Portal.com
This includes a Public University and College Review section adding daily reviews of the most popular public colleges and universities in the United States.

Another website to help you find colleges is U.S. University Directory State Universities, Online University Degree Search and College Rankings at: http://www.stateuniversity.com/. StateUniversity.com features information about all Universities and Colleges in the United States. Specifically, it provides information about state universities. The site lists college rankings and an online university degree search and comprehensive profiles for every state university. Also receive information about obtaining an online university degree so you can study from home. There is also information about Financial Aid plans, Student Loan consolidation, etc.