Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Agricultural Business, or “Agribusiness” for short, is the study of farm operations and the financial aspects of overseeing a farming business. An agribusiness, in practice, consists of farms, food production facilities, and farming equipment suppliers. 

The agribusiness industry is made up of both large agricultural corporations and smaller companies specializing in niche subjects such as organic food production. It also produces farm commodities and sells them on the marketplace.

The Agricultural Business Degree

Students who major in agricultural business usually find work in one of the aforementioned areas, but there are plenty of jobs revolving around agribusiness that aren’t the expected paths, too. Agribusiness degrees are available at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels and agribusiness majors look to enter the industry through either a large or small company. Certain institutions also offer an agricultural business degree on the PhD level.

Would I Do Well in the Agribusiness Industry?

Good candidates for an agriculture business degree should possess a number of academic interests in subjects like the outdoors, earth science, and mathematics. Agribusiness jobs are found in varied places of work, from laboratories to farms, so it’s up to each student to determine the career direction they’d like to take with their degree. For example, Agricultural business majors can get involved in the agribusiness marketplace by specializing in subjects such as agricultural law, policy, entrepreneurship, or marketing. Whereas students who wish to work on a farm would choose agribusiness food and economics courses.

But agricultural business is about more than studying food planting and business techniques. Workers in the agribusiness industry utilize the scientific method to approach tasks such as developing emerging crop or pest control technology. If math is one of your strengths, agribusiness also incorporates techniques like statistical analysis to determine optimal crop yield. Because of this, the agribusiness major can also be a good choice for students who specialize in mathematics or science and wish to apply their knowledge to the study of food production.

In any case, students interested in an agribusiness degree should have an interest in working with the land and addressing 21st century problems such as food shortages.

Associate Level

An associate degree in agribusiness can usually be completed in two years and often involves a combination of classroom lessons and an internship in the industry. Most associate degree-level classes focus on farm management, with course topics including animal science, agronomy, livestock production, and agricultural law. Internships can usually be found with local agricultural-related businesses. Graduates with an associate degree in agribusiness also have the option to pursue a 4-year agricultural business management degree.

Examples of jobs you can get with an agribusiness degree at the associate level include: Agricultural Supply Store Technician, Farm Machinery Salesperson, Livestock Buyer, and Purchasing Agent.

The salary for these jobs typically falls in the $30,000 to $70,000 range.

Baccalaureate Level

A 4-year bachelor’s degree in agribusiness often concentrates on the study of food production and the process of bringing food from farm to table. Bachelor’s degree programs emphasize courses in agribusiness marketing, production, and management. In addition, many programs offer study abroad opportunities to learn about farming industries in foreign countries along  internships with agricultural companies at home. 

Baccalaureate-level courses include: Animal Science, Economics of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing, and Agricultural Law, but will also feature Business Writing, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Accounting, and Finance. It’s also possible to earn a 4-year online agribusiness degree from many colleges. Students can further specialize their agribusiness degree by choosing concentrations such as agricultural economics or farm and ranch management. Such concentrations will further prepare students to enter graduate school or a career in industry. In addition, students can pair their agribusiness degree with minors such as international agriculture or management and sales in agribusiness.

Agribusiness careers at the bachelor’s degree-level include: Farmer, Farm Appraiser, Claims Processor, Marketer, Grain Manager, Financial Analyst, Market Analyst, Compliance Analyst, Agronomy Salesperson, Agriculture Writer, Plantation Manager, and Agriculture Operations Specialist. 

The average salary for these agribusiness jobs covers a wide range. At the lower end of the scale, claims processors earn $14 an hour, an agronomy salesperson makes $51,000 per year and a compliance analyst earns $58,000. On the higher end of the spectrum, an agricultural marketer can make upwards of $101,000.

Agricultural Marketing

To earn higher salary opportunities, you can opt to add a minor to your curriculum. For instance, to become an Agricultural Marketer, you can minor in Marketing, or even opt for an Agriculture Marketing degree. Ag Marketing is, essentially, the pipeline between the farm sector and the non-farm sectors. Ag Marketers need to be in-the-know on all activities, agencies, and policies involved in the movement of agricultural products from start to finish — farm to consumer. 

There are plenty of other ways you can utilize a degree in Agribusiness, especially in tandem with other minors, whether they be technology, soil science, or animal science. 

Graduate Level

For students who complete a 4-year agricultural business degree and wish to continue studying the field, several schools offer agribusiness master’s degrees. These programs feature research in advanced agricultural business topics such as international trade and development, entrepreneurial studies, agribusiness strategic management, and commodity market analysis. It’s also possible to earn an agribusiness degree online at the master’s level. 

In addition, some graduate schools grant a PhD in agricultural business providing extensive opportunities to interact with research experts and specialists in the field. These professional interactions help to make connections that could lead to future agricultural business degree jobs.

Agribusiness degree jobs for master’s and PhD graduates include: Agribusiness Economist, Extension Agent, Agricultural Construction Engineer, Agribusiness Insurance Underwriter, Account Manager, and Plant Pathologist. 

The average salary for Plant Pathologists, Extension Agents, and Account Managers is roughly around $60,000 a year. Agribusiness economists make a bit more at $71,000 while agricultural construction engineers take home approximately $77,000.

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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State, is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university with a main campus in University Park. This public research institution was founded in 1855 and is one of the largest universities in the US by student body. Its...

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Cornell University

As an Ivy League, a research institution, and one of three private land-grant universities in the US, Cornell University admissions are highly competitive. Since Cornell was founded in 1865 in Ithaca, NY, it has been a co-educational, nonsectarian...

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Texas A & M University-College Station

Opening its doors on October 4, 1876, Texas A&M University’s College Station campus was the first institution of higher education in Texas. A&M is home to 17 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 133 undergraduate degree...

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University of Georgia

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Washington State University

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is the state's first land-grant university. Washington State University offers more than 200 fields of study, including 96 undergraduate majors, 86 minors, and more than 140 graduate and professional...

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The Professors at WSU are thorough in their teaching but sometimes lack the patience for slower students. The curriculum while tough is also very educational and I have found it to be rather enjoyable.

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Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a 4-year public school in south Texas and the largest campus in the TSU system. TSU hosts nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 98 academic majors. Every year, Texas State unveils a Common...

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The professors here at Texas State strive very hard to get their students on the right track. The school offers many educational tools like instructional assistants, tutors, SLAC, math learning center, writing center, library assistance, and many...

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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I rated this an amazing 5 stars out of 5 because I am learning a lot in my prerequisite classes. Interesting things I would have never known about if I wasn't required to take those classes. These prerequisite classes make students very well-rounded...

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as Virginia Tech, is a 4-year public research university in western Virginia. Virginia Tech encompasses nine colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 110 academic majors. To promote...

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For prospective engineering students, look no further than Virginia Tech. The school has one of the finest engineering programs in the country and as such all graduates leave with a slight advantage in their job hunt. It is a very rigorous program...

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Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university located in Ames, IA. The 1,813-acre campus features 6 undergraduate colleges offering 100+ majors, as well as residence hall, apartment-style, and Greek-life housing options for more than 35...

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The learning environment at Iowa State is unlike anything else, there's no doubt in my mind that it has been a challenge, but the school offers many resources for any student who is willing to seek them out. the collegiate learning experience demands...

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

North Carolina State University is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in the state capital, Raleigh, home of the annual state fair and Winterfest. The largest university in the Carolinas by enrollment, NC State is home...

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Great school; learn new things even in introductory classes.

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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

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Every class I have been in has had exceptional teachers. My freedom and equality in American history teacher is insanely passionate about the subject and can always relate some of her graduate studies to daily lecture. My economics teacher is always...

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Sam Houston State University

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Sam Houston State University is an amazing school! If want to go to a school with a small town feel, small student to teacher ratio, and students that have great school spirit, then this is the school for you!

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University of Arkansas

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I am an International Business student in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Throughout my time at the University of Arkansas I have learned more than I ever imagined. My business classes were focused and interactive...

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Missouri State University-Springfield

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missouri state university is an absolutely wonderful school. the classes are generally small and close-knit. there are so many programs to join and feel welcome!

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California State University-Fresno

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Even when taking my general ed. classes, I've learned more than what I've expected. The teachers that I've had this semester all seem thrilled about teaching and hearing student responses.

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Mississippi State University

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University of Wyoming

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The classes I have taken have overall been intellectually challenging. The 1000 level courses are definitely easy to do well in, but I still seem to learn a lot from them. As the class levels have increased, so has my work load--but also my...

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University of Idaho

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The professors are approachable and friendly, and with small class sizes it isn't hard to get in touch with the teacher for help. Also, with campus wide WiFi internet and the library combined, there is easy access to whatever course data you will...

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Arkansas State University

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It is very honorable to be a student in the ASU. I am learning a lot about the American culture and the history of the United States. Moreover, being exposed to a new and different culture and lifestyle can broaden some one's horizons, intellect and...

” – Kaouthar from State University, AR
Tuskegee University

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I am a Chemical Engineering major and this subject is not one to play with. My classmates are constantly working hard day in and day out on design projects and lab work. The courses here are strenuous but in the end it is so rewarding. I will have...

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Texas A & M University-Commerce

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I have learned more than I ever imagined while I've been here. Personally, I believe the history and political science professors are outstanding.

” – Justin from Saginaw, TX
Tarleton State University

Originally founded in 1899 as a liberal arts college, Tarleton State University is now a public state university with five campus locations and a member of the Texas A&M University System. The largest non-land grant agricultural institution in the...

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tarleton is full of traditions. tarleton is a place that is very welcoming. tarleton, to me, is home.

” – Airika from Arlington, TX
Abilene Christian University

Originally founded as the Childers Classical Institute, Abilene Christian University is a 4-year Christian institution in west Texas affiliated with the Churches of Christ. ACU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic majors with a focus on...

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not only about academic subjects, but also about people who are very diverse.

” – Sarah from Wiggins, CO
Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a 4-year public institution in central Tennessee founded in 1911. MTSU is home to eight colleges granting undergraduate degrees in over 140 academic programs as well as the first Honors College in the state. To...

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I'm just a freshman, but I love all the diverse classes offered.

” – Shannon from Murfreesboro, TN
Angelo State University

Angelo State University is the premier regional university in the heart of West Texas where our students can choose from over 100 majors and concentrations and immerse themselves in our Ram Family culture. Every year since 2010, Angelo State has been...

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I am learning so much not only with the teachers I have but with the numerous tutoring services offered here. Each teacher has office hours plus they refer me to other teachers if they think I need more help.

” – Christina from Odessa, TX
University of Central Missouri

Founded in 1871 as a teaching school, the University of Central Missouri is a 4-year public university with two campus locations. UCM confers bachelor’s degrees in over 150 academic programs. For students looking to spend part of their college tenure...

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it is a great place to live and to study. i have met lifelong friends here after only one semester. i could not imagine a better school for me.

” – Ryan from Shawnee, KS
Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a state-funded institution based in the rural town of Maryville, Missouri. The tree-filled campus is designated as the official Missouri State Arboretum. Business, elementary education, and communications are...

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Northwest has a lot of different offices around campus that can help you if you are struggling with any class you are in. There is no reason that you shouldn't be able to succeed here!

” – Alisha from Blue Springs, MO
South Dakota State University

Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in eastern South Dakota and the state’s largest university. The oldest institution of higher education in South Dakota, SDSU awards bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic...

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I enjoy classes at SDSU because the professors care about the students. It gives the place very much a small-town feeling. I would definitely rank the education that the Engineering college has to offer up there with some of the better known...

” – Sarah from Hartford, SD
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Bakersfield College is a public community college with an open admissions policy. The institution houses the William M. Thomas Planetarium, a 36-foot dome with a Chronos star projector,  and the Levan Center, which focuses on research that promotes...

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Despite the fact that Bakersfield College is not a big name college, like UCLA or UCSD, it offers some great opportunities to succeed. the campus is farely nice and the library is a comfortable place to study at. Even my economic professor, Mr...

” – Cody from Bakersfield, CA
New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a 4-year public school which sits on a 900-acre campus in south central New Mexico. NMSU is a NASA Space-Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. A minority serving and...

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Here at NMSU my classes are engaging and focus on all aspects. You don't just spend your time reading out of the book, but rather applying the practices to your life. You will always find meaning to take from your classes.

” – Katrina from Los Lunas, NM
Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a 4-year private school in northeast Iowa. UIU hosts schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 45 academic programs. Additionally, UIU makes 32 bachelor’s degrees...

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The classes here are great. There aren't usually a large number of students in each class, so students have more of an opportunity for one on one time with the teachers. The teachers, advisers and all the staff are always very helpful and are always...

” – UIU Fan
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO
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Lincoln University is a public land grant university in central Missouri that was founded by African American Civil War veterans as an institution for educating freedmen. Lincoln is home to five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 50 fields...

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Lincoln gives everyone a chance to get an education. Its one big blue tiger family here. Also Lincoln University a place of growth and a darn good start.

” – Shiraya from Kansas City, Kansas
Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. It ranks #22 in Top Public Schools by the U.S. News & World Report. The university offers its students the chance to participate in Moot Court, Model UN, and...

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I learned a lot during my first year at Stephen F. Austin University. I learned that the professors are always there for you to talk with about your class performance and will give you extra work and help to increase your learning skills.

” – Douglas from Dallas, TX
South Carolina State University

Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University is a 4-year public school in central South Carolina and the only public Historically Black College and University in the state. SCSU is home to six academic departments conferring undergraduate degrees...

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It an ok school, You meet nice people. But the tution is getting crazy

” – Shaki from Orangburge, SC
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Founded in 1887, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an Historically Black College and University in Tallahassee and the only public HBCU in the state of Florida. Florida A&M is home to 12 colleges and schools granting bachelor’s...

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I am learning a lot here at Florida A and M University. I learn more about our past as African Americans here than i have anywhere else. We are constantly told that a first appearance is everything because you only have one time to make it and since...

” – James from Tampa, FL
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Sierra College is an open-admission, 2-year community college based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Rocklin, California. Sierra is the only community college in the nation with an academic press, and it also boasts the Sierra Art and Natural...

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Everyday I come with a new bit of knowledge that I didn't have the day before. It refreshing to be challenged at school, but not overwhelmed. The best part is having the ability to engage in a new assortment of conversations because of my recently...

” – Alexis from Granite Bay, CA
Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University is a public institution based in the Arkansas River Valley. ATU also operates a satellite campus in the Ozarks that offers two-year associate degrees and certifications. Admissions to ATU are selective. A majority of students...

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Arkansas Tech University in my book rates about 7 out of 10. The campus and people are great and classes are small, the teachers really get to know their students. However, the accessibility features are outdated and need improving.

” – Christina from Russellville, AR
North Dakota State University

Originally founded as an agricultural college, North Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in Fargo. NDSU is home to seven colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 45 areas of study. In addition to classroom space, North Dakota State...

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The engineering program here is one of the best in the country! Employers will seek out NDSU students just for going here!

” – Ryan from Fargo, ND
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Hinds Community College is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. It is a public 2-year community college maintaining five campuses and six academic locations, the main campus located in Raymond, MS. Hinds Community College...

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hinds community college is a wonderul place to gain an education and life-long lessons that help to nurish the person you wish to become. hinds has taught me so much and has made my learning experience a great one. here is where you enter as a...

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With a campus nestled in the San Joaquin Valley, California State University-Bakersfield is a 4-year public school in southern California and part of the CSU system. CSUB is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Business, and Social...

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This university is very small which is extremely beneficial, because it allows the professors to be able to work very closely, and often on a one-on-one basis, with their students. All of the professors that I've had know me by name, and this has...

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SUNY Morrisville

SUNY Morrisville is located in Central New York, on 150 acres in a town of the same name. Morrisville offers more than 75 degree programs, both bachelor's and associate's, in agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, and liberal arts...

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I think that it is a wonderful college. It offers many different degrees and programs. They also have professors that really understand the students and are very helpful as well.

” – Cheyanne from Earlville, NY
University of Mount Olive

Originally founded by the Convention of Free Will Baptists, the University of Mount Olive is a 4-year liberal arts university with a Christian-centered focus in eastern North Carolina. UMO offers over 50 different majors featuring small classes and...

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It is a very welcoming community. All of the professors, instructors, and various staff are always so nice and are always a big help. All of the students are friendly and it is so easy to make new friends.

” – Sarah from Burlington, NC
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San Joaquin Delta College is a community institution established in Stockton, California. The school offers programs to complete a wide variety of associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training, with its primary focus being STEM and the arts...

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the instructors are helpful and supportive. They aren't afraid to review and give out extra credit. They are willing to meet with students outside of class but they aren't afraid to really pile on the homework.

” – Alejandra from Stockton, CA
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is a large, public institution located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. The school operates three regional campuses around the state in Sikeston, Malden, and Kennett. SEMO offers study...

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Always go to the activities posted on the boards around campus, you never know how much you'll enjoy something until you try it! Do not keep yourself locked in your room like Rapunzel! Let down your hair and get out of bed, there's so much life...

Snow College

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Well I am learning a lot every time I go to class. There is so much that I need to still learn. But one thing that will help me is my Communications 2110 class that will help me to better communicate with family, friends, co-workers, and other...

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Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley University is a private institution situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. DelVal confers undergraduate degrees in 25 majors focused on Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business, and all academic programs incorporate...

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Classes are small size so you are able to have more access to professors and they are very willing to help.

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Butte College is a public, 2-year institution located in Oroville, California. Along with the main campus, which is a designated wildlife refuge, Butte also maintains three education centers in Chico and Orland. In 2011, Butte became the first...

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Butte College is extremely welcoming, The staff and professors are always willing to help you with making your community college experience the best.

” – Michelle from Chico, CA
Parkland College

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Parkland is a really great way to get accustomed to the college life! From my personal experience thus far, the professors truly care about their students and are passionate about the subjects they teach. They are there to help and answer any...

” – Lauren from Champaign, IL
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Merced College is a public, 2-year institution established in central California. The college offers over 130 associate and certificate programs, many of which can be completed online, in a hybrid format, or in a web-enhanced format. Merced’s scenic...

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The curriculum is pretty straightforward, but some can be difficult. Overall, it is important to know the materials when it comes to doing well at college.

” – Patrick from Merced, CA
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Butler Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in El Dorado, Kentucky, with satellite campuses in Rose Hill, Andover, Wichita, Marion, and Council Grove. Butler offers Meta Majors as one of their many pathway options, which are...

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Butler Community is a great place to attend college not only for new freshman students who just graduated high school, but also returning students. Butler Community College's classroom size makes everyone feel comfortable. The teachers help to make...

” – BccGrizzlies
Santa Rosa Junior College

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As a college freshman I anticipated the work load to be different than that of high school. It was. But it also was doable. I liked the fact that the class I was in wasnt too big. I felt that whenever i raised my hand i would be heard. I learned a...

” – Cynthia from Sausalito, CA
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College of the Desert is a public, 2-year institution established in Palm Desert, California, with satellite locations in Indio, Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, and Palm Springs. COD is officially recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution, meaning...

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Many of the teachers here are retirees, some of whom have previously taught at prestigious universities. I have had professors who have taught at USC, UCSB, UCR, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and even Yale. These teachers are heavily invested in educating...

” – Josiah from Palm Springs, CA
Lubbock Christian University

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Lubbock Christian University is a perfect place to grow your walk with the Lord. It also has a wonderful programs that will help you with your walk into your profession. It is a perfect place to find yourself and plan your future.

” – Lauren from Lubbock, TX
California State University-Chico

Founded as a teachers college in 1887, California State University-Chico is a 4-year public school in northern California and the second oldest campus in the California State University system. Chico State is home to 10 colleges and schools...

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Every class that I have taken at Chico State has taught me something I am able to refer to in other classes. The professors teach you above and beyond the class subject you picked including subject material and how that material can be applied to...

” – Jessica from Victorville, CA
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Shasta College is a public, 2-year institution established in Redding, California, with satellite campuses in Red Bluff, Weaverville, and Burney. SC offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, as well as a Health Information...

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Teachers are very good and understanding. Especially if you have medical appointments and need to make up tests, they let you make them up. Great school to begin your further education

” – Tiffany from Redding, CA
West Texas A & M University

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Love this college, and it was recommended to me by others. It just feels right, with a lot of fun and the right professors. I especially like the feeling I get after I talk to anyone.

” – Gerald from Lubbock, TX
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

University of Wisconsin in River Falls is a public, liberal arts institution in the western region of the state. About 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, the 303-acre campus is home to four colleges offering 70+ areas of study on the banks of the...

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Great professors, Fun classes, not so much for socializing. Very quiet and peaceful. If you're a social person, maybe not the best choice.

” – Ana from Oakdale, MN
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Reedley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Fresno County, California, with satellite facilities located in Madera and Oakhurst. The college offers over 70 fields of study within four academic divisions, awarding associate’s...

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reedley college is a good school to be community college. the instructors teacher very well. the instructors expect a lot from each student.

” – Hugo from Dinuba, CA
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Located in the hills of western New York, Alfred State College is a 4-year SUNY College of Technology institution offering more than 70 degrees. Alfred State maintains three colleges as well as an honors program and fully online degrees in areas such...

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I didn't think i could learn so much at one time! this is crazy!

” – Kathryn from Corfu, NY
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Ventura College is a 2-year community college. Each VC course is centered around Student Learning Outcomes: specific statements and goals set by the faculty that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of the class. VC is best known for the...

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I have been pleasantly surprized at how much I have learned. The teachers for the most part are very good and easy to deal with.

” – Daniel from Ventura, CA
Texas A & M University-Kingsville

Chartered in 1917, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a 4-year public school and the oldest institution of higher learning in south Texas. Texas A&M Kingsville is home to six colleges granting undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom space...

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TAMUK is a reserved campus where everybody has the opportunity to know everybody. The alumni, professors, and staff are very friendly and are willing to help out if need be. The campus itself is very homey and it's possible to walk from one side of...

” – Ashleigh from Mcallen, TX
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Allan Hancock College is a public institution operating four locations throughout Santa Barbara County, California, with the main campus in Santa Maria and a satellite at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. AHC offers several resources for degree...

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Cuesta College is a public 2-year community college based in San Luis Obispo County and serves the Central Coast of California. Cuesta offers associate degrees as well as technical and professional certifications. Noted programs include health...

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Cuesta College is one of the top community colleges in California, located just outside of Beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA. If you are interested in Nursing, Music and the Arts, History, or Engineering, Cuesta college is a great great place to start...

” – Jacob from Atascadero, CA
Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of California. While the college primarily awards associate’s degrees and certificates, it also offers Skills Recognitions options and a singular bachelor’s degree program...

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The science and math department and tough but great, really makes you learn your stuff.

” – Lisandra from Ceres, CA
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Huntington University is a private, 4-year institution located in the state of Indiana. As the school is Christ-centered, all students enrolled at Huntington are expected to live by biblical guidelines, including maintaining sexual purity, abstaining...

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Huntington is a nationally recognized Christian University and it is ranked very highly by many different polls. FORBES. com lists Huntington University in it's TOP 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. Huntington has a variety of different...

” – Justin from Fort Wayne, IN
Mt San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College is a 2-year community college in Walnut, California. Mt. SAC provides associate degrees, job training certificates, adult education, and youth summer programs. The school houses a working farm, wildlife sanctuary, and a...

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Mt. San Antonio College attracts students from all over Southern California. This college offers numerous programs, contains excellent departments, and provides incredible student and academic services.

Mt. Sac offers the Special Admittance...

” – Jillian from Chino Hills, CA
Dordt University

Dordt University integrates faith into every aspect of campus, whether academics, athletics, music, or social activities. Students are challenged and invested in, which creates a vibrant and close-knit campus community. Dordt offers four-year...

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Dordt College has exceptional academics and wonderful professors. The professors challenge you and you learn important information about your major throughout your time at Dordt.

” – Kailee from Ripon, CA
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College of the Sequoias (COS) is a public two-year community college in Visalia, one of three campuses in the COS system. The college was established in 1926 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940. The Visalia main...

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This community college is great for all types of students. I am a full time student and also working full time with a 4 month old son. I'm learning something new every semester!!

” – Erin from Hanford, CA
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The University of Tennessee, based in Martin, is a public university and part of the UT system. UT Martin operates six satellite campuses and one experimental farm. UTM offers dual-enrollment opportunities for qualified high school students who want...

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With the small class sizes, it is very easy to create a relationship with our professors. I have been able to talk to all of my professors and found that it is best to visit them in office hours. This will show them that you are interested in the...

” – Adrian from Henning, TN
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Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in the city of Council Bluffs. Each student attending IWCC is assigned to an academic advisor with knowledge of specific careers to guide their academic progress. Along with vocational...

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A tip for prospective students would be, to pick up your books before your course/courses start. If you wait til class starts it could be a long wait in the check out line for your books.

” – My 2nd Semester from Council Bluffs, IA
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Northeast Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northeastern Nebraska conferring over 110 degrees and certificates. NCC’s Wind Energy program positions students to work in one of Nebraska’s fastest growing renewable energy...

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NECC was a great experience. The campus is smaller than most. The size of NECC is a plus when considering the amount of students in each class at a regular university. If you're concerned about $$, the cost was pretty resonable compared to other...

” – Brittany from Jackson, NE
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College of the Redwoods is a public, 2-year institution in Eureka, California, with satellite locations in Crescent City, Garberville, and Hoopa. With over 1,000 classes in the college’s academic catalog, CR offers associate degrees and certificates...

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Many of the professors are very helpful and knowledgeable.

” – Matthew from Mckinleyville, CA
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Cosumnes River College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Sacramento, California. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a satellite campus in the city of Elk Grove. Students at CRC can opt to take some classes in an...

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As I am attending Cosumnes River College, I am definitely learning a lot. I know the classes that I have took here are building my general knowledge and helping me work towards my major. I have learned so much about different cultures, philosophies...

” – Ramjit from Sacramento, CA
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Imperial Valley College is a 2-year community college located just north of the Mexican border in southern California. IVC is home to four academic divisions granting associate degrees and certificates in Health & Public Safety, Math & Sciences, Arts...

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Originally founded as the state’s first teacher preparatory academy, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a 4-year public school and part of the UW System. UW-Platteville is home to colleges of Business, Engineering, and Liberal Arts conferring...

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I love the campus atmosphere, being from a graduating class of 32, platteville is the perfect size. I guess one thing that the guys like, the guy to girl ratio is 2:3, keeping them happy! It's not too city like, it has the town and necessities, but...

” – Cassandra from Oconto Falls, WI
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Iowa Central Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the city of Fort Dodge. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite locations in Webster City, Storm Lake, and Eagle Grove. Iowa Central offers over 90...

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The professors actually care about the students in their classes and often give out their personal cell numbers so students can call them. Also, smaller class sizes make one-on-one time more available.

” – Gabrielle from Clarion, IA
Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University is a 4-year public school and a campus of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU hosts two colleges and three schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 55 academic majors. In addition to...

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There are so many classes at SMSU that weren't offered in high school. I'm really excited to take so many courses. But I can't fit them all into my schedule. The professors are easy to understand and are great about answering questions.

” – Angela from Detroit Lakes, MN
Yuba College
Marysville, CA
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Yuba College is a 2-year institution and the main campus of northern California’s Yuba Community College District. The Yuba campus offers degrees and certificates in nine academic departments as well as community education courses in subjects such as...

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Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution established in the city of Senatobia. Northwest serves a population of over 7,000 students, and offers academic pathways to each of the public, four-year institutions within...

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I love this campus! All of the teachers are great and extremely helpful. It is a well structured and very nice campus.

” – Ashley from Oxford, MS
Greenville University

Founded by the Free Methodist Church, Greenville University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southern Illinois. Greenville offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors as well as eleven 3-year degree-granting programs...

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The classes here at GC are great. The professors really care about each student and want to make learning an enjoyable and successful experience. I have learned so much in each class.

” – Meagan from Nokomis, IL
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Porterville College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 60-acre campus in Tulare County, California. The college offers over 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with a number of classes available in an online format...

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The teachers are pretty good for a community college. There are many teachers that are enthusiastic and willing to help if you don't understand something.

” – Meg, from Porterville, CA
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The University of Minnesota Crookston is a 4-year public school and a northwest Minnesota campus in the U of M system. The University offers over 50 majors in four academic departments, most of which include management components and technology...

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A great small school with a student-focused atmosphere and many hands-on learning opportunities. A very friendly, open place to learn and experience new things. Like the school slogan says Small Campus. Big Degree!

” – Paige from Andover, MN
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Named for the founder of California’s first junior college, Hartnell College is a 2-year institution south of San José. Featuring a diverse student body, Hartnell is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and it has been named one of the...

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in the fields of Psychology and Political Sciences.

” – Shaundra from Salinas, CA
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Kishwaukee College is a 2-year community college serving three counties in the northern Illinois area. In addition to over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, Kish offers five transfer degrees and its Health and Education department...

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i found kishwaukee college a great place for people of all ages to attend. the majority of the teachers i had were very nice and accommodating. it is easy to get around and a great place to start the college experience.

” – Mia
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State Fair Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Sedalia, Missouri, with satellite facilities located in Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, and Whiteman AFB. SFCC offers associate’s degrees and...

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Being a two year college, I was afraid that the courses wouldn't be challenging enough to prepare me for my future career or when I decided to transfer to a four year university. I have learned that some of their courses are challenging and gave me...

” – Trevor from Cole Camp, MO
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The University of Arkansas at Monticello is a public liberal arts college based in Monticello, AR, and  is administered by the University of Arkansas System. U of A operates two technology colleges at separate locations, in Crossett and McGehee. Most...

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The professors are wonderful and make sure you understand your assignments and work with you. The atmosphere is great, nice buildings and classes. They have a lot fun events to really help the students mingle!

” – Ashley from Monticello, AR
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, 4-year institution established in Alva, with satellite facilities in Woodward and Enid. NWOSU offers undergraduate degree programs in over 40 areas of study, as well as three master’s degree...

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Coming to a smaller town from a larger town I just have to say this... Dont expect to have lots of stuff in town to do. Be a good student, study hard, and play hard with your friends. Also go to club meetings or try out for a sports team!

” – Jennifer from OR
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Wayne Community College is a 2-year college in eastern North Carolina. WCC is home to 10 career pathways hosting over 100 degree and certificate-granting academic programs. To provide a hands-on learning experience, the college’s Aviation program...

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Los Angeles Pierce College is a 2-year community college. It is a branch of the Los Angeles Community Colleges and, as a result, enjoys transfer agreements with many California universities. The school provides associate’s degrees and Certificates of...

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Pierce College deserves a rating of eight out of ten because the college itself does a fantastic job preparing their students for success. It encourages students of all ethnic backgrounds, regardless of their financial status to have the opportunity...

” – Student
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Co-founded by a former state congressman, Laramie County Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two outreach centers in southeast Wyoming. Among Laramie County’s degree and certificate programs, the college offers three Equine...

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yes it be a great colege and not to far from home back in south eastern colorado.

” – Brandon from swink, CO
Andrew College

Andrew College is a private, 2-year institution located in Cuthbert, Georgia. Students attending Andrew campus have access to a number of state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Jinks Gymnasium, the ceramics studio, and the Jones Chapel. Andrew...

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It is a 12:1 student teacher ratio! love it !

” – Fernanda from Buford, GA
Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a public, 2-year institution located in Traverse City. NMC maintains four satellite facilities in the region, including the Rogers Observatory, which is five miles of south of campus and frequently opens for public...

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Smaller classes with great teachers.
Lot's of opportunities with difference classes.
Supportive staff.

” – Catherine from Interlochen, MI
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Mississippi Delta Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two off-campus sites serving seven counties in western Mississippi. MDCC offers classes in eight academic departments and all course numbers with four digits are...

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I Love MDCC. It has the best students, staff, and opportunities. I would not trade this college for any school in Mississippi.!

” – Ro'Yesia from Leland, MS
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Woodland Community College is a 2-year institution in the Sacramento metro area. WCC confers degrees and certificates from programs of study in the college’s Social Sciences, Fine Arts & Humanities, Mathematics & Science, and Career & Technical...

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Mitchell Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in western North Carolina. MCC offers degrees and certificates in 38 fields of study as well as numerous continuing education and “just for fun” classes. Cosmetology students have a...

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Researching this school

” – Vanessa from Mooresville, NC
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Barton Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Great Bend, Kansas, with satellite campuses in Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, and Grandview Plaza.  Barton offers over 70 academic and career programs, nearly half of which are...

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The teachers have a lot of information and are willing to help you succeed.

” – Janae from Great Bend, KS
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Ridgewater College is a 2-year community and technical college in central Minnesota. Ridgewater ranks as the best community college in Minnesota for Career Preparedness according to the ACT and offers over 100 degrees and certificates. Students who...

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The kindness of the staff has simply blown my mind. Online information runs quick and you get quick answers back. Every one has been very helpful.

” – Theresa from Willmar, MN
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Augusta Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Georgia. Along with the main campus in Augusta, the college also maintains satellite campuses in Thomson, Grovetown, and Waynesboro. Academics at Augusta Tech feature small...

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augusta tech is an affordable college. yes, it's sorta old and classrooms are really outdated, but for the money well worth it. professors are informative and supportive.

” – Melissa from Augusta, GA
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North Georgia Technical College is the oldest technical institution in the state of Georgia. NGTC offers courses in 17 academic programs across three campuses as well as Adult and Continuing Education departments. Exceptional students are nominated...

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north georgia tech is a great foundation college. the instructors are extremely knowledgable and helpful. on a scale of one to ten i would rate this college a ten.

” – Kevin from Blairsville, GA