Universities in The United States

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Abilene Christian University

Abilene, The United States
Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university, founded in 1906. The school is based in Abilene, Texas and is also affiliated with Churches of Christ. The university is organized into the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, the Graduate School, the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Information Technology and Computing, the School of Social Work, and the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. It receives about 4,500 students from across the USA and 60 other nations. Abilene Christian University takes... See full description.

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, The United States
The Academy of Art University is a private university owned by the Stephens Institute. The institution was established in San Francisco, California in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens. Receiving about 18,000 students per year the Academy of Art University is the largest art and design school in the United States. The school has made available both on-campus and distance education degrees and certificate programs in its fine arts programs. The university offers undergraduate opportunities such as Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts; its graduate options include Master... See full description.

Adams State College

Alamosa, The United States
Adams State College is a small school in Alamosa, Colorado, USA, which first accepted students in 1923. Since then, it has grown from a teacher’s college to a respected liberal arts college. Furthermore, it was recently designated the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado. The institution grants bachelor’s degrees in 16 majors within a friendly environment and classes that average 20 students. Some master’s degrees are available, too – in Art, Business, Counselor Education, Graduate Teacher Education, History, Government, and Philosophy, and Human Performance and... See full description.
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Alabama A&M University

Normal, The United States
Alabama A&M University is a public institution of higher education, located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama, United States. It consists of five undergraduate schools - Agricultural & Environmental, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering & Technology – as well as Graduate Studies. The school offers 41 Baccalaureate, 23 Master’s, 1 EdS and 4 doctoral degrees, while receiving about 4,940 undergraduate and 874 graduate students yearly. Alabama A&M University strives to offer students an environment, in which they can put theory into practice, for which reason it has... See full description.

Alabama State University

Montgomery, The United States
Alabama State University is a public institution of higher education, established in 1867 in Marion, Ala. Initially it was a school for African-Americans, but over the years has turned into a reputable institution of higher learning, which receives students from all races. The university provides educational opportunities in nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Along with the traditional teacher education programs, the school offers brand new, high-demand programs in health sciences, Ph.D. in microbiology and a minor in international business. The school takes special... See full description.

Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, The United States
Alaska Pacific University (APU) is a small liberal arts college based in Anchorage, Alaska. The school has a special focus on experiential and active learning. Furthermore, the university is a member of the Eco League - a group of five small universities and colleges with strong programs in Psychology and Environmental Studies. Alaska Pacific University offers a special Early Honors Program, which acts as both an alternative to the senior year in high school and a prep year for college. Another interesting fact about the college is that campus undergraduates can enjoy active learning,... See full description.

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, The United States
Albertus Magnus College is a small private liberal arts college in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The college offers traditional undergraduate, accelerated undergraduate and traditional graduate degrees. There is also a New Dimensions program, which requires at least three years of relevant business experience. The school takes special pride in the fact that it is small and can offer a caring, personal atmosphere, where students can find the means of achieving their goals. Another interesting fact about the college is that it is situated about two miles (3 km) from the central... See full description.

Alliant International University

San Diego, The United States
Alliant is a private, not-profit university based in San Diego, California. The school is specialized in providing graduate study in psychology, education, business and management, law and forensic studies, as well as two year (junior and senior years)undergraduate bachelor’s completion programs in a number of fields. These are offered in six California cities - San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, Sacramento, and Fresno and four locations outside the United States. Another notable fact about the university is that it strives to provide students not only with a sound knowledge... See full description.

American InterContinental University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, The United States
American InterContinental University Los Angeles was founded in 1970 and offers a diverse range of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. These are focused on the fields that are most in demand in the current economy; they are interactive and highly customized. Students have the opportunity to study both on one of the university’s campuses, and online. The institution strives to create a truly diverse cultural environment, for which reason both president and staff are open and accessible for any questions and queries. As far as accreditation is considered, the American... See full description.

Antioch University Midwest

Yellow Springs, The United States
Antioch University Midwest (AUM) is a US private university in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It serves adult students, and is part of the Antioch University system. Currently the school receives about 900 learners, 76% of which are enrolled on a graduate program. At the graduate level, AUM provides an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management, Management, Community Change and Civic Leadership, as well as a number of Masters of Education (M.Ed.) programs and endorsements certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The bachelor’s degrees available at the... See full description.

Arcadia University

Glenside, The United States
Arcadia University is a private university based in Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States. The school has established itself as a reputable institution, offering bachelor’s, graduate's, master’s, and doctoral degrees. There are over 80 fields of study, while the school is organized into the College of Business, Health, and Sciences (CBHS) and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Another opportunity for undergraduates is to design their own major. Graduate studies at the school are quite diverse, too – they range from professional, to doctoral level and workshops.... See full description.

Arizona State University, American English and Culture Program

Tempe, The United States
Arizona State University (ASU) is a public educational institution, premier research center and a leader in innovation. The American English and Culture Program (AECP) within the university was established in 1974, since when it has been dedicated to providing specifically-designed intensive English as a Second Language programs. The program has been welcoming students from more than 115 countries. Since it strives to offer cultural immersion, besides classes, field trips to various places in Arizona and a good range of activities ensure that students become familiar with ASU and the... See full description.

Ashland University

Ashland, The United States
Ashland University is a private, non-profit university based in Ashland, Ohio. The school has made available 73 undergraduate majors as well as 9 pre-professional programs. What is distinguishable about the university is that the degrees offered include toxicology, environmental science and entrepreneurship. This is not very common for an institution of its size. Furthermore, the school provides educational opportunities in most traditional liberal arts majors as well as a wide range of majors in business and education. The University is organized into four colleges — the College of... See full description.

Assumption College

Worcester, The United States
Assumption College is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college based in Worcester, New England. The college was established in 1904 and is currently known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. There are 39 majors and 44 minors available at the college, where instructors strive to create a stimulating environment, while also promoting Christian values. The college confers Bachelor of Arts degrees in its undergraduate program, Master of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees in its Graduate program, and... See full description.

Atlantic International University

Honolulu, The United States
Atlantic International University describes itself as a non-traditional university, providing distance education to adult learners. The curriculum provided is flexible and highly individual for each student, while the concept of ‘self instruction’ is very much stressed. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees through its schools of Business and Economics, Science and Engineering, and the School of Social and Human Studies. Attendance at classes is not required. The schools has not gained any accreditation, as it perceives its programs to be unique ones,... See full description.

Auburn University at Montgomery

Montgomery, The United States
Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) is a public university based in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. The school is a branch campus of Auburn University, offering programs in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, and sciences. AUM is organized into five schools that grant bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs. The most popular educational opportunities at the school are business administration, nursing, liberal arts, biology, elementary education, and secondary education. AUM offers a joint doctorate program with Auburn University in Public Administration. Furthermore,... See full description.

Avila University

Kansas City, The United States
Avila College is a Roman Catholic Independent school for girls, founded in 1965. It is situated in the Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley and offers liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to both domestic and international students. The main purpose of the university is to achieve academic excellence by providing an educational experience rooted in the Catholic tradition and in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. All educational endeavors within the institution emphasize communication and thinking skills, knowledge, and personal, social and spiritual... See full description.

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, The United States
Azusa Pacific University is a private Christian university, situated near Los Angeles in suburban Azusa, California. The school was established in 1899 and currently welcomes about 5,000 students. Azusa Pacific University consists of one college and six schools. The academics programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and more precisely through the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Management, School of Education, School of Music, School of Nursing, and School of Theology. The main priorities of the institution are faith... See full description.

Baker University

Baldwin City, The United States
Baker University is a private university operating in Baldwin City, Kansas, United States. The school was established in 1858 and currently consists of four schools: the School of Education, the School of Nursing, the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences and the undergraduate courses in the School of Education (SOE) are housed in the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and the graduate branch of the SOE serve working adults at campuses in various cities.

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, The United States
Baltimore City Community College is a two-year degree-granting college with two main campuses and satellite locations throughout the city of Baltimore. Established in 1947, the school serves the local community by currently offering a great variety of degree and certificate programs combined with affordable rates and extensive outreach opportunities. The programs are structured with the purpose of enabling students to easily find a job or continue their education in a four-year college. The options offered by the college include programs like General Educational Development, English as a... See full description.

Becker College

Worcester, The United States
Becker College is a college, located in Massachusetts, United States, established in 1978 through the merger of two other institutions. The school runs campuses in Worcester and Leicester as well as a satellite Center for Accelerated and Professional Studies, located in Southborough, MA. The college has made available 27 undergraduate degree programs, among which is a nursing program that is known to be one of the top 20 producers of registered nurses in Massachusetts. Bachelor, Associate and Accelerated Degree Programs are awarded in a variety of disciplines. Examples are a veterinary... See full description.

Bellevue College

Bellevue, The United States
Bellevue College is a public US university, based in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. The school welcomes 35,000 students yearly, which means it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state. Bellevue College has made available two bachelor's degree programs along with a number of collaborative bachelor's programs with Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington. Moreover, the school provides a good range of associate's degree programs covering the first two years of a college education as well as... See full description.

Benedictine College

Atchison, The United States
Benedictine College is a co-educational institution of higher education located in Atchison, Kansas, United States. The school was established in 1858 and is one of several U.S. Benedictine colleges. It is sponsored by St. Benedict's Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. The school teaches some very popular majors such as Business, Education and Theology. The business department has made available five specialized Bachelor degrees and specialized EMBA and MBA degrees. The education department offers licensure programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary, as well as... See full description.

Bentley University

Waltham, The United States
Bentley University is a private co-educational business school, operating in Waltham, Massachusetts, 10 miles west of Boston. The university was established in 1917 as a school of accounting and finance. Bentley follows the mission to produce quality business leaders in the dynamic environment of today’s world. The school offers a specialized undergraduate business curriculum - bachelor of science degrees are granted in 11 business fields and bachelor of arts degrees are made available in six arts and sciences disciplines. The graduate school provides opportunities in Business and... See full description.

Berkeley College

New York, The United States
Berkeley College is a higher education institution established in 1931. The school has a special focus on business and professional studies. Established in 1931, it currently offers Bachelor's and Associate's degrees in a wide variety of areas. About 9000 students are welcomed in the institution yearly, allocated to eight different locations, as well as Berkeley Online. The disciplines offered carefully bring together intense classroom instruction and practical hands-on learning to ensure up-to-date, competitive and relevant education. All degree programs incorporate faculty-monitored... See full description.

Binghamton University

Binghamton, The United States
Binghamton University is a public research university in the state of New York, USA. It has established a good reputation as a multinational institution, combining interdisciplinary, international education along with a dynamic research program. The university's main campus is based in the Town of Vestal, with a supporting education center operating in the nearby downtown Binghamton. Binghamton has made available over 80 academic undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate majors. Furthermore, the school offers interdisciplinary programs that allow individualized degree programs at... See full description.

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, The United States
Bismarck State College is a community college in Bismarck, the capital city of North Dakota, USA. The school was founded in 1939 and offers two-year and four-year degree options. The types of educational offers include the following: transfer - first and second year of studies leading to a bachelor's degree. Students earn an associate in arts degree or an associate in science degree. Technical - about 40 programs leading to a program certificate, program diploma, or associate in applied science degree. Online Programs and Courses, Online Bachelor of Applied Science, Continuing Education,... See full description.

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, The United States
Black Hills State University is a public university based in South Dakota. It offers both undergraduate and graduate opportunities for learners, and is organized into three colleges: College of Liberal Arts, College of Business and Natural Sciences, and College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. These have made available more than 80 major and minor degree options, 5 master degree programs, 4 associate degree programs, and 20 pre-professional programs. Some of the more interesting bachelor’s degree opportunities are Early Childhood Special Education, Exercise Science, Human Services,... See full description.

Black Hills State University

Spearfish
Black Hills State University, founded in 1883, is a Masters level university located in the beautiful hills of South Dakota, USA. BHSU provides 77 high-quality programs for international students in a safe and welcoming environment. Spearfish is located in a region of the United States that is famous for its friendly citizens and safe communities. Students can easily build relationships on campus with faculty, staff, and professors. Our small community offers high quality education, friendly neighborhoods, and access to public transportation. BHSU offers many laboratory facilities with... See full description.

Boston Architectural College

Boston, The United States
Boston Architectural College is an independent institution of higher education in the United States. It is also New England's largest school of spatial design. The institution provides first-professional bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and design studies (non-professional). Furthermore, Boston Architectural College offers continuing education credits and certificates through the BAC Continuing Education Program, The Landscape Institute, and The Sustainable Design Institute. The institution also hosts the BAC Summer Academy aimed at... See full description.

Boston University

Boston, The United States
Boston University is a private research university based in Boston, Massachusetts. The school receives more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, coming from over 140 countries, which makes it one of the largest private institutions in the USA. Programs are offered in 250 fields of study through sixteen schools and colleges. The degrees granted at the school include bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees, while among alumni and faculty there are 7 Nobel Prize Winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize Winners. Moreover, Boston University runs 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities... See full description.

Boston University Summer Term

Boston, The United States
Boston University was established in 1839, and is an internationally recognized institution of world-class education and research, based in Boston, USA. More than 7,000 students from the United States and overseas take one of the school’s summer courses; these represent a great number of the university’s degrees and are offered both at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition, there are the so-called Summer Highlights, which include some specialized courses like foreign languages, travel courses, and music programs. Summer Term is aimed at those who wish to gain further... See full description.

Brandeis International Business School

Waltham, The United States
The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) is part of Brandeis University, which operates in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. The school was established in 1994 with the purpose of concentrating its teaching and research on the global economy. Currently the school’s programs strive to cover all aspects of international business and economic interdependence. Three main fields make up the institution’s educational offerings: management, finance and economic policy. The degree programs offered are MBA, MA in International Economics and Finance, PhD in International Economics... See full description.

Brown University

Providence, The United States
Brown University was established in 1764 and is the seventh oldest in the United States. The institution welcomes about 8,000 students and is considered one of the best in the world.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, The United States
Bryn Mawr College is a women's liberal arts college, operating in Bryn Mawr, a community in Lower Merion Township, ten miles away of Philadelphia. The phrase bryn mawr means 'big hill' in Welsh. The school is known to be a small, four year, highly residential baccalaureate college. It receives about 1300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students. The college offers a wide variety of disciplines, but most students are enrolled in the undergraduate arts & sciences program. Students at the institution are required to complete divisional requirements in the social sciences, natural sciences and... See full description.

Buffalo State College

Buffalo, The United States
Buffalo State College a public, liberal arts college, located in Buffalo, New York, United States. The school is part of the State University of New York, established in 1871 as a teacher training institution. Buffalo State has made available over 150 undergraduate programs and receives more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students per year. Furthermore, there are some unique programs made available at the institution. These include Adult Education, Art Conservation, Creative Studies, Engineering Technology, Fashion and Textile Technology, and Forensic Chemistry. Additionally,... See full description.

Butler University

Indianapolis, The United States
Butler University is a private institution of higher education, situated in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school was established in 1855 and is named after the founder Ovid Butler. It delivers 60 degree programs. These include 55 undergraduate, one first professional and 17 master's degrees. The school receives about 4,400 students yearly and is organized into six colleges: business, communication, education, liberal arts and sciences, pharmacy and health sciences, and fine arts. Moreover, Butler has ranked 2nd in the U.S. News & World Report'sAmerica's Best Colleges 2010 for Top Midwestern... See full description.

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, The United States
The California Institute of Technology is a private research university, based in Pasadena, California, United States. The institution operates six academic divisions with strong emphasis on science and engineering. Caltech has made available 24 majors and six minors as well interdisciplinary programs in Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Computation and Neural Systems, Control and Dynamical Systems, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geobiology and Astrobiology, Geochemistry, and Planetary Astronomy. The Institute also offers graduate degree programs for the Master of... See full description.

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, The United States
California Institute of the Arts was created in the 1960s by Walt Disney. The school offers programs in music, art, dance, film and video, animation, theater, puppetry, and writing. It puts great emphasis on interdisciplinary and contemporary art, while its main purpose is to develop exceptional artists, who will make real contributions in their field. California Institute of the Arts is organized into the following schools: School of Art, School of Critical Studies, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, School of Film/Video, The Herb Alpert School of Music, and the School of Theater.... See full description.

Carroll Community College

Westminster, The United States
Carroll County Community College is a 2-year Community college, serving the community of Carroll County, Maryland. Founded in 1976, the school offers Credit Courses, Continuing Education and Training, as well as Online and Distance courses. Degrees and programs of study are in the fields of Health, Business & Information Technologies, Engineering, Fine & Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Teacher Education, as well as a number of Transfer Programs.

Carson-Newman College

Jefferson City, The United States
Carson–Newman College is a Baptist liberal arts college, based in Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States. The college is attended by students from 44 U.S. states and 30 other countries. Learning opportunities are offered in approximately 90 different academic programs. The five most popular majors offered by Carson-Newman College include Nursing, Education, Business, Pre-Medicine/Biology, and Psychology. Another fact worth noting is that in addition to the overall institutional accreditation of the college by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Carson-Newman was ranked #110... See full description.

Central Community College

Grand Island , The United States
Central Community College is an educational institution with numerous campus locations, serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska. The central administration of the college is based in Grand Island, while three main campuses are situated in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings; moreover, there are educational centers in Holdrege, Kearney, and Lexington. Central Community College has made available 33 career and technical education programs with special emphasis on degree, diploma and certificate programs, which only require two years or less to complete. Furthermore, the college... See full description.

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, The United States
Central Connecticut State University is a public university based in Connecticut, United States. It is a regional institution, mostly focused on providing educational opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences as well as offering education for the professions. The institution is organized into five schools - the Carol Ammon School of Arts & Sciences; Business; Education & Professional Studies; Engineering & Technology; and Graduate Studies. CCSU has made available undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.... See full description.

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, The United States
Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private co-educational university based in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The institution was established in 1955 by the Society of Mary - a Roman Catholic religious order. Chaminade grants bachelor's degrees in 23 fields of study and has also made available five master's degree programs. The school specializes in biology, business, criminal justice, education, forensic sciences, interior design, nursing and religious studies. Notable programs offered by the institutions are Forensic Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice,... See full description.

Chemeketa Community College

Salem
Chemeketa Community College is a 2 year public school in the West Coast of the United States. We offer Intensive English studies and over 120 majors. We serve over 175 International Students coming from over 43 different countries around the world. Chemeketa's education is affordable yet academically rigorous. As an International student at Chemeketa you will receive excellent academic support and preparation while enjoying the beautiful landscape of Oregon. Some of our popular programs are: Intensive English, Hospitality Management, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Graphic... See full description.

Chicago-Kent College of Law, LL.M. in International and Comparative Law

Chicago, The United States
Chicago–Kent College of Law is the law school affiliated with the Illinois Institute of Technology in the USA. The institution has established a reputable name because of the accomplishments of its students and faculty. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois. The LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Law offered by the institution is a one-year, full-time program aimed at foreign lawyers and law graduates, who would like to obtain better knowledge and understanding of the American legal system as well as the international legal issues. The LL.M. Program in... See full description.
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Christian Brothers University

Memphis, The United States
Christian Brothers University is a US university, established in 1871. This makes it the oldest degree-granting institution in the city of Memphis. The university is governed by the Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious order. The school became co-educational in 1970, while currently women comprise 55% of the student body. Christian Brothers University is divided into the School of Arts, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, and the School of Sciences. Finally, CBU has made available various study abroad semesters in Australia, Brazil, China, England, France,... See full description.

Citrus College

Glendora, The United States
Citrus College is a community college, based in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora, California. Established in 1915, the school is known to be the oldest public community college in Los Angeles County, California. The school provides lifelong personal and professional development learning opportunities, which aim to enhance the students’ professional skills and to help them engage in new activities. Students have the chance to choose from array classes, workshops, seminars, activities and events, all of which contribute to enriching their cultural experiences, improving their life and... See full description.

City University of Seattle

Bellevue, The United States
City University of Seattle is a private non-profit university operating in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 1973 as City College. The institution is divided into the School of Management, Albright School of Education, the Division of Arts/Sciences and Management Institute. It receives about 7,639 students worldwide (as it also has branches in various countries and offers online education). City University of Seattle grants certificates, associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, covering a wide range of fields, such as Business administration, Education,... See full description.
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About universities in The United States

The higher or post-secondary education system in the United States is one of the best on the globe, and many of the country’s universities consistently rank among the world’s best in terms of quality and the accomplishments of their graduates.  The system is comprised of several different types of educational entities, including community colleges; state colleges and universities; and private institutions of higher learning, including colleges, universities and specialized schools, offering programs in a wide range of academic, professional and vocational disciplines.

Higher Education in the United States

Community/Junior Colleges

Community colleges in the United States, also known as junior colleges or city colleges, can be found in each of the country’s fifty states, with the exact number typically depending on the size of the population.  Most of these schools are located in the states’ larger cities, where demand for quality post-secondary education is highest.

Community colleges are unique in that they offer a variety of both academic courses and vocational programs, leading to Associate degrees and diplomas/certificates, respectively.

Academic Programs Offered at Community Colleges

For many students, the cost of a four year university can be difficult to manage, especially right out of high school.  As a result, a large majority of students are now opting to enroll in a community college near their home, where they can complete the initial two years of their studies—known as the general education requirements—at a much more affordable rate.  At a junior college, students can take a number of Bachelor degree prerequisite courses, in subjects such as Mathematics, English, Health Science, Social Science and Physical Education, and transfer the credits they earn for those courses to the four-year institution of their choice following graduation.  After completing all of these courses, which generally takes two to three years depending on course availability, students will earn an Associate of Arts degree—a degree unique to North America that can ultimately help students who would otherwise be ineligible to enroll in a four-year college or university gain admission.

Vocational Programs Offered at Community Colleges

For students who do not wish to pursue an academic or degree-based education, but rather a vocational diploma or certificate, community colleges offer a relatively affordable way to accomplish those goals.  Depending on the community college, students can enroll in any number of two-year vocational, professional or technical programs, ranging from automobile mechanics to early childhood education to hotel and hospitality services.  Upon completion of their specific program, students will earn a diploma or certificate of completion, which will enable them to seek entry-level employment in the career field in which they earned those credentials.

Public Universities and Colleges

Compared to private universities and colleges, the public universities and state colleges in the United States offer a relatively affordable way for students to earn their undergraduate or graduate degree, provided they are residents of the state in which the institution is located (out-of-state tuition is significantly higher).  Public colleges and universities offer a variety of academic programs leading to Bachelor and Master’s Degrees, and while a select few state colleges also offer doctorate or PhD programs, the majority of these advanced programs are typically reserved for universities.  The reason for this is that most of the research centers in the United States, where faculty and graduate students work cooperatively to research solutions for problems in a number of different fields, are located at the country’s public and private universities.

States colleges in the United States are usually funded by each individual state while universities, which are much more heavily funded due to the aforementioned research centers, are usually funded by the federal government.  State colleges have a set fee schedule in which students pay in advance for each quarter or semester of their education.  Fees at the public universities, on the other hand, can vary from one school to the next, with students also paying in advance for each quarter or semester.

For full-time students, Bachelor degree programs in the United States’ colleges and universities ideally span 4 academic years.  However, with the high demand for education, about half of all students will typically need to extend their education by a semester or year due to limited course availability.  Master’s degrees programs generally take two additional years to complete, although the more advanced programs, such as engineering, may take an additional year. 

Most public universities (and a very small percentage of state colleges) also offer advanced specialty programs that can span anywhere from 3 years (law) to seven years (medicine) after the Bachelor degree.  Other programs that fit this category include pharmacy education, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and optometry.

Private Universities, Colleges and other Institutions

While the United States’ public universities and colleges offer a quality education that is comparable to most of the country’s private institutions, there are a select number of private schools that consistently outrank their public counterparts.  These colleges and universities, which include Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Rice University, among others, have a reputation around the world for the rigid education they provide, and are thus very selective in their admissions process.  As a rule, these and other private colleges and universities are very expensive to attend, with tuition fees that can sometimes be 10 to 20 times higher than that of a public school.  Like the public and private universities and colleges, private institutions also offer a variety of programs that lead to Bachelor, Master’s, Doctorate, and Specialty degrees, such as Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

In addition to the hundreds of private colleges and universities scattered throughout the United States, there are also scores of private specialty institutions, offering programs in only a select number of professional, vocational and technical fields, such as electronics, computer technology, and engineering.

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