Guide to College for LGBTQ Students

According to the Pew study, the median age for Americans to come out as part of the LGBTQ Community is 20, right in the middle of the college years for most students.




Choosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. A whopping 13.4% of LGBTQ high school students who report frequent verbal harassment plan on not attending college, and 20% of all currently enrolled college students report fearing for their physical safety due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. In response, many universities are taking steps to fight back for their most vulnerable students, but understanding what to look for in a school is still difficult, which is why created a guide to college for LGBTQ students.

This guide isn’t a simple list of scholarships.  It also includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students.

SSOL and MCC proudly joins in their belief that no college student should fear for their safety based on their gender identity or sexual orientation, and we want to help connect LGBTQ students with the information and scholarships they need to find the institution with their best interests at heart.

Explore the College Guide for LGBTQ students.