We short circuit the normal “wandering about in the dark” process that characterizes most families attempts to generate a short-list of possible colleges to visit or college majors to consider. Gone are hours of online searching, enlisting family and friends for ideas, reading college books, and visiting schools that don’t fit. Instead you spend your time visiting only those schools aligned with your priorities and identify majors to explore that fit your student's interests and aptitude. Map of Ohio Colleges

Welcome to College Bound Advantage

Check out our new service packages (click on “Services”) that are tailored around each family’s needs and priced for value. Families, be sure to check out our Ohio Colleges Interactive Map (click on the Ohio map above). We have expanded the information available on each college and have already linked over 40 short video’s to create a virtual campus tour. You’ll love it! We also now offer consulting services directly to Ohio’s colleges who wish to better understand their competitive landscape. Also, don’t forget to check our Blog and sign up for our Ohio college newsletter!

View one of our recently written proprietary Campus Field Reports (CFR). Discover insider information on some of Ohio’s best public and private colleges and universities. Our “Trail Map” clients receive a CFR for each college we recommend. You can also purchase individual CFRs on our site for $10 each.

Start your search by viewing our interactive map of Ohio Colleges. We have recently expanded the information available for each school, added a photo, and have now added over 40 campus videos with more on the way!

Example Trail Map

View one of our recently prepared client Trail Maps. This is what our clients receive following our process! Note that all information provided is completely customized to the needs and interests of each client family.


According to a recent study of over 89,000 post-college U.S. adults conducted by the Strada Education Network, 36% would have chosen a different major and 28% would have chosen a different college. Your college choice can be one of the most important and expensive decisions you’ll ever make — yet few have the information necessary to make the best decision and avoid the land mines.

We specialize in helping families clarify their priorities and understand their options. Based on your student’s interests and needs we identify and define a set of aligned major options to explore and link each to career options and potential income. We also examine 17 other fit factors including co-curricular interests, learning support needs, and cost. We then identify 5 to 8 colleges that best maximize those preferences.  All you have to do is follow our “Trail Map” that coaches you through each visit. In the end, you will be an informed consumer and we believe your college choice will become clear.

For each college we recommend, we provide a cost estimate and proprietary Campus Field Report. And, after all that, we remain available to you for your entire journey to help you process what you are learning, consider new possibilities, or just answer questions.

We would love to work with your family! The Trail Starts Here!

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