As you start the college search, the number of choices might leave you overwhelmed as you discover which school fits you best academically and personally. You will be spending some of your most influential years at this school so it’s valuable to spend time considering your options. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are almost 4,600 degree-granting institutions in the U.S. This includes both 2-year and 4-year colleges. Here is an easy-to-use College Visit Checklist to help you keep all the details straight.