I'm almost finished with my associates in science at my community college which means I have to pick a real college end of this coming semester. My question is if college name really matters? Going through middle school and highschool I was always thinking I'd go to MIT and what not, but I just don't have the money, nor do I want to move away from home that far. Does college name really matter when attached to your degree? So I started going to community college to try and give me a few extra years to decide on what to do. Well that time is almost up and I still haven't really decided. I live in kentucky and the 2 colleges I've been considered are Western Kentucky State, and University of Louisville. The main issue is that I really don't know what I want to do for my career. I enjoy being the smart person, learning all different kinds of stuff, but there isn't one thing I could really say I "love". I mean during middle school I studied calculus/geometry on my own and programmed video games and stuff in my spare time. Do I want to be a paid programmer? No way, I love programming my own stuff, I couldn't stand to program something I was uninterested in or someone elses idea. I've also enjoyed reading up various physics topics (string theory, quantum physics, etc...) I have a ton of books I've read on the subjects and I always imagined that it would be a cool job to be a research scientist or something and get to play with a particle accelerator :). From what I understand though is that this requires a really high college degree such as a phd. I don't really have the money though to go through college that long nor do I really want too. Another one of my job ideas was to get a job helping to develop something like virtual reality. So my present plan is to go louisville and dual major in bioengineering and computer science which I believe would make up the skillset required to work on a project like that. It's a new field though (these majors are combined in some colleges to create a "neural engineering" degree program), and it would suck to spend all this money at college and not be able to find a job in that field. The main trend is I want to get a job where I get to create and be inventive. I mean I have all these plans and ideas I'd like to try and learn about in my head (I'll give you a list in a second) but they arn't really associated with any one paticular job and it requires money to do on my own which I don't have. So mainly I guess the reason I'm going to college is just to get a high paying job so that I can try and learn about the things I really want do. I'll end with my list of dream things to do (some/most are ubsurd but they are things i'd like to try given the money)... 1. Build a submarine 2. Play with a particle accelerator 3. Build a EEG machine and experiment with my own brain waves. ($400 to build one with OpenEEG, but I just don't have even that kind of money, it all goes to paying off community college as I didn't want to get a loan). 4. Build a Wind Turbine 5. Build some solar panels 6. Experiment with genetic engineering there are more but you get the idea, thanks in advanced for any advice.