There are over 5,000 colleges in the United States.

Figuring out which schools should end up on your college list can feel daunting. A basic, but very helpful, element to consider while whittling down your college list is location — out-of-state versus in-state. Going out-of-state for college has many benefits: new location, a fresh start and it really opens up your options for college choices. There are also logistical, financial and emotional consequences if leaving your home state isn’t a good fit for you. Find out if you should include out-of-state schools on your college list with this quiz.