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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Colleges

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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Penn State is a first class University. Professors are both well informed and intriguing. Even the biggest lecture classes can seem like an engaging one on one meeting. The class listings also are very various and allow for much customization in...

” – Eric from Winburne, PA
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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With the exorbitant amount of majors offered, it is extremely easy to find your niche at Cornell. As an engineer, I was worried about immediately being funneled into classes filled to the brim with only math and science majors and engineers. I was...

” – Samantha from Ithaca, NY
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 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 125 academic programs. This...

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I'm a chemical engineering major, which in my opinion is the hardest major at school not only because of the homework but because it challenges you to think in a completely new way. While other schools might emphasize by-the-book engineering, you're...

” – Bryn from Dallas, TX
University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant public research university in Athens, GA. Founded in 1785, University of Georgia is one of three public universities to hold the title of the oldest public university in the US. With 17 different...

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UGA offers an ivy league education, for a public school price. Situated in Athens, GA: ranked the #1 College Town that Rocks by Rolling Stones magazine in 2007 and one of 29 Must Visit places by LA Times magazine in 2009, there are plenty of things...

” – Darien from Senoia, GA
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.

” – John from Clarkston, WA
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 all have a passion for their craft, so no matter what class your in you will learn immense amounts of information with ease. I usually do not like political science, but my professor is so into it that it is difficult not to get fired...

” – Samantha from Sugar Land, TX
Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Colorado State University is a land grant university located in Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Business Administration, Kinesiology, and Human Development are popular fields of study at this flagship university. A Student Recreation...

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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...

” – Gianna from Pueblo West, CO
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...

” – Benjamin from Jeffersonton, VA
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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So far the Professors I've had have really made sure the students understand the subjects and offer many review session apart from class if you're still lost. The campus is easy to get around and everyone is really friendly. There are a few...

” – Itzel from Fresno, CA
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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I enjoyed most of my classes this past semester. Because I am a freshman, I was enrolled in mostly entry-level courses. Most of my classes were very well-taught. However, I felt like my Calculus teacher did not do a very good job. She seemed to go...

” – Hannah from Matthews, NC
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a public university in southern California and one of two polytechnic institutions in the Cal State system. Cal Poly Pomona is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. In...

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CPP's staff is unmatched in many ways. Being an architecture major, I've met some of the best in the field and have been taught by professors who have been in the business a long time. Some classes can be frustrating if you have a teacher who doesn't...

” – Beau from Napa, CA
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

One of two polytechnics in the CSU System, the California Polytechnic State University, more commonly known as Cal Poly, has a competitive admissions process for its programs, which focus in arts, technology, and sciences. The university is located...

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I have only been at Cal Poly for one quarter so far, but I do think I am learning a lot. Through services at Cal Poly (like career service and my advisor) and my intro class, I think I learned more about what I can do with my degree after college...

” – Rebecca from San Luis Obispo, CA
Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston University is a public, 4-year institution located in Huntsville, Texas. Founded in 1879, SHSU is the third oldest public university in the state and a member of the Texas State University System. The university provides 170 fields of...

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Sam Houston is a great learning environment, Every professor I've had has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I've walked away from every class with a completely new outlook on that subject.

” – Mariah from Huntsville, TX
University of Arkansas

Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Ozark Mountains, the University of Arkansas is the flagship campus of the UA system and the largest university in the state. Arkansas is home to six colleges and schools hosting undergraduate degree-granting...

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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...

” – April from Fort Smith, AR
Missouri State University-Springfield

Formerly known as Southwest Missouri State, Missouri State University is a 4-year public institution in southwest Missouri and the second largest university in the state by enrollment. The main campus of the MSU system, MSU Springfield is home to...

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I have learned a lot about my physical body and nutrition in our PE Class and about the world economy in my Economics class. Textiles has been interesting to see the different kinds of material that clothes can be made from. Art has been a learning...

” – Jessica from Chillicothe, MO
California State University-Fresno

California State University-Fresno is a 4-year public school and the second largest university in the Cal State system. Fresno State encompasses eight colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees. In addition, Fresno State has been designated...

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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.

” – Zachary from Fresno, CA
Mississippi State University

Originally founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, Mississippi State University is a 4-year public university in eastern Mississippi. MSU is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees...

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This school involves so much more beyond the classroom. You learn not only what your intended major requires but you also learn valuable life skills. Furthermore, you learn to react with a variety of different people and races which will also help...

” – Marco from Mississippi State, MS
University of Wyoming

Located on the high Laramie plains near the Snowy Range Mountains, the University of Wyoming is a land-grant institution and the state’s flagship institution. UW encompasses nine colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 80 areas of...

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I am a sophomore level engineering student and have learned a great deal through my classes at the University. Professors go out of the way to make sure concepts are understood and are more than willing to put in time outside of class and office...

” – Margaret from Lakewood, CO
University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is a 4-year public school in northwest Idaho and the oldest public institution in the state. The U of I hosts 10 colleges granting undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 300 fields of study. In addition to...

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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...

” – Nate from Payette, ID
Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Arkansas State University is a 4-year public school in northeast Arkansas and the second largest university in the state. Arkansas State is home to six colleges awarding bachelor’s degrees in over 150 academic fields of study. Additionally, the...

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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

Tuskegee University is a 4-year private school and an Historically Black College and University in east Alabama. Tuskegee offers bachelor’s degrees in over 65 academic majors and is the only HBCU to house a fully-accredited College of Veterinary...

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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...

” – Dana from CA
Texas A & M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce is the second-largest of the 11 campuses in the A&M system. The public research campus features an agricultural center, which includes artificial wetlands, a native prairie reserve, an equine arena and boarding facility...

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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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The classes here are extremely in-depth, especially the Honors classes. I feel as though I have learned more in my first semester than I ever did in high school. The classes are challenging, which is something that I enjoy. Also, the teachers care...

” – Ashley from Killeen, 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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Beautiful campus with a homey feeling.

” – Maelene from San Antonio, TX
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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The college courses that I am currently enrolled in make me try my best and learn all I can in them. The professors try to actually make the classes interesting so students will want to return.

” – Jessica from Lewisburg, TN
Angelo State University

Angelo State University is a 4-year institution offering more than 100 majors located in San Angelo, Texas. Every year since 2010, Angelo State has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a military friendly school, and ranked as one of the Best...

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Being at Angelo State University I have learned the true meaning of diversity. Though it is a small school it's diversity is what makes it so great. I have learned that diversity is not just having class with different ethnicities but also accepting...

” – Vanessa Ramirez
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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this is a great school to attend. there are small classroom sizes and teachers who really care. this is an awesome place to make friends for life.

” – katie from Saint Louis, MO
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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SDSU has a great environment set up for learning and getting to that boring part of college we all dread...studying. The fact that most of the people in my dorm (Matthews) were involved in the same things as I am meant they were in a lot of my...

” – Joshua from Madison, SD

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 with a main campus in south central New Mexico. A designated Hispanic-serving research institution, New Mexico State encompasses six academic colleges conferring undergraduate...

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I grew up in a small town where it was very easy to get by in high school. I never had homework and almost never had to study. Getting into college seemed like it would be extremely hard to adjust to, however I have learned so much on how to be...

” – Jessica from Las Cruces, 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

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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Small setting urban town. Calm not to much to distract you from school. Very helpful with the success to graduate

” – Demarius from Chicago, IL
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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Four out of five of my classes, and I'm ignoring my math class because it's not my strong point, had teachers that were not afraid to engage with you and make sure you know what you needed and wanted to know. When I feel like a teacher wants me to...

” – Jennifer from Hitchcock, 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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The learning environment at South Carolina State is very relaxed. Teachers are easily accessable and willing to help students understand course material.

” – Andrew from Florence, 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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FAMU is a HBCU that is known for it's African American heritage and minority excellence. They offer a highly esteemed Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, MBA, Health Care Management, Health Informant's Management and...

” – West Coast Honey Wit a Lil. East Coast Flavor
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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Even though I've only been a student here for a few weeks, I'm already very impressed with the classwork and the professors in general!

” – Jacqueline from Alma, AR
North Dakota State University-Main Campus

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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There are plenty of majors and classes to select from. NDSU does a very good job of keeping classes interesting and very informative. I believe that the classes I take from my major are very crucial part of class and I love taking them.

” – Bryce from Woodbury, MN

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...

California State University-Bakersfield

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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a ten out of ten rate is what cal state bakersfield deserves to receive due to the fact that it has taught me how to value our environment. also because it has had plenty of educational opportunities not only for my intended major but also for my...

” – Alejandra from Bakersfield, CA
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. Mount Olive confers bachelor’s degrees in 26 academic majors. For...

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Mount Olive is a wonderful school. It based on the christian faithbut welcome all religions to be apart of it. It has a great staff ho ctually cae bout u.

” – Joshua from Goldsboro, NC

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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Southeast is a wonderful university for Education Major. This school is ranked in the Top 10 colleges across America for teaching. The teachers are really understanding of your personal situations and they do their very best to see that you get a...

” – Misty from Malden, MO
Snow College

Snow College is a public institution located in rural Ephraim, Utah. Snow is a community college that offers a variety of associate degrees and professional certifications as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Music and a Bachelor of...

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Snow College is a great quality school! If you're looking for a small, intimate school that still gives you a highly academic classroom setting, then Snow is definitely the place for you. The teachers can get to know you as a person, the...

” – Natalie from Ephraim, UT
Delaware Valley University

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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I am the happiest little zoo science student in the world here at Delaware Valley College. Our tight-knit community, fantastic learning environment, and people who have the same dreams as me have made the transition to college more manageable than I...

” – Celina from Hamden, CT
Butte College

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 offers one on one experiences with professors who also teach at the local csu. they care about their students, and offer lots of help to struggling students. it is a great way to get general education out of the way before attending an...

” – Nicole from Paradise, CA
Parkland College

Parkland College is a two-year community college based in Champaign, IL, that confers associate's degrees and workforce certificates. It's home to the Institute of Aviation, as well as the second-largest planetarium in Illinois, the Staerkel...

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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
Merced College

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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Merced College is has the tools you need in order to reach your goal. It gives you the opportunity to discovered your field of interests and also help you make decision regardless of your plan or if you don't have one. Merced College is all it takes...

” – myy91

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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BCC has affordable tuition.
BCC is great for nontraditional students.
BCC has terrific choices for degrees.

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College is a 2-year institution located in the state of California. The college maintains two campuses, with one in the city of Santa Rosa, and one in the city of Petaluma. Students of SRJC can take advantage of the college’s wide...

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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

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
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

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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Shasta College is a great school for students who need to go to a community college before they can get into a university. The teachers and councilors are great at helping the students in order to achieve the best grades possible. If you are thinking...

” – Kenny from Red Bluff, CA
West Texas A & M University

West Texas A&M University is a public institution and a campus of the Texas A&M system. West Texas A&M is home to six colleges and schools granting bachelor’s degrees in 58 academic majors. The school also operates several research facilities...

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A big college with a small town atmosphere.
Small classes with caring instructors.
Terrific college experience.

” – TREVOR from Aztec, NM
Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College is a public institution located in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of five community colleges serving the Greater San Antonio area. PAC offers a number of uncommon programs alongside its more traditional options, allowing its...

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This collge has high quality education at a very reasonable amount.
This college is welcoming and the staff will help if the students ask questions.
This college has great transfer programs and a variety of classes that will be needed for any...

” – Sandra from San Antonio 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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At River Falls you get a lot of hands on education, and they want you to succeed. They offer help rooms and free tutoring. The teachers are extremely friendly and are always willing to answer your questions. Many of the professors are still actively...

” – Maurisha from Elkhart Lake, WI

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 the quintessential community college to serve the Central Valley. Its affiliation with other colleges allows them to offer a broad range of courses. It is perfect for high school graduates to get used to the feeling of being a...

” – David from Reedley, CA
Alfred State College of Technology SUNY

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 would give Alfred state a A because it is a great school to meet friends. classroom size is around 25 people. if you apply yourself and get the help you will succeed at Alfred state.

” – Stephanie from Fayetteville, NY

Ohio Christian University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Circleville, with satellite facilities located throughout Ohio and in Morrow, Georgia. For residential undergraduates, OCU offers academic programs in Psychology...

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Teachers are great here. If you need help they will gladly meet with you after class or even an hour or two in their office. They don't want you to fail. There are also alot of study groups and a writing center for papers and essays

” – Steven from Jenera, OH
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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Texas A&M University- Kingsville is a wonderful school. This is currently my fourth year here and I have gotten to know most of the psychology professors and other faculty members. I have learned that they are great people who will work beyond their...

” – Laura from Rio Grande City, TX
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cuesta College

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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Had some of the best teachers here!

” – Elizabeth from Tracy, CA
Dordt University

Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College is a Christian liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Dordt grants undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and all classes feature a reformed Christian perspective. As a Christian...

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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

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
The University of Tennessee-Martin

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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An amazing enviornment for students focused on higher education. The staff are akin to parents and best friends. The best place to be for driven, education oriented students with a drive to succeed.

” – Maggie - Decherd, TN

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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The great thing about Iowa Western Community College, is that even though it's a two-year college, it doesn't lack anything that a four-year college has. I'm loving my classes, and learning quite a bit more than I thought I would from the teachers...

” – Val from a small town in Iowa

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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I enjoyed almost all of my classes; the instructors were helpful, explained things clearly, and made learning easy! My favorite classes were the Administrative Assistant/IT ones and my Spanish classes.

” – Katharine from West Point, NE

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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Cosumnes River college is highly diverse college with various education, club, and sport opportunities. The campus is spacious and organized very well. Also, the professors there are great and prepared to have a great semester as long as the students...

” – Angelica from Sacramento, CA

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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There are a lot of different classes that are offered at Platteville. You get to pick and choose which classes you want to take.

” – Marissa from Oregon, WI
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public institution and historically black university. It is a land-grant research university and member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. UAPB operates Research and Extension offices around the state...

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if you make good friends and get active, you will have some of the best memories here!!!

” – Erica from Little Rock, AR

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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southwest minnesota state university is an amazing school, and has many majors to choose from. smsu has professors that are all very knowledgeable in more than just there specialties. there are many clubs and opportunities to get active in the...

” – Tricia from Mapleton, IA

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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If you don't know what a Liberal Arts college is, let me give it to you, how it's been shown to me. GC requires you to take a WIDE range of courses and then shows you how they're interconnected. Connections between health, religion, science, art...

” – Melanie from Harvard, IL

Southeastern Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two extension sites in Iowa’s Great River Region. SCC is home to seven academic departments hosting 34 degree and certificate-granting programs. The college’s IT & Multimedia...

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I was very pleased with this college; every professor that I had was very supportive and educational. The small class sizes offered at this college were very good for me especially when it came to my public speaking class. I believe that my time at...

” – Ashley from Keokuk, IA

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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UMC is a fun and hands-on type of school. They really help students who needs it and they are always having events, programs, internships, free laptop, etc for students who want more out of life.

” – Michelle from Crookston, MN

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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Hartnell College is a fun and friendly school for students that want to understand what success feels like. At Hartnell College the teachers work with every student to help them become successful and well prepared for their future goals. Hartnell...

” – Christian from Salinas, CA

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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I have learned a lot. The basic education classes are top notch. I love the Agriculture department. I spend a lot of time working in the greenhouse. That is definitely my passion.

” – Kathy from Stover, MO
University of Arkansas at Monticello

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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I previously went to Henderson State University, and attending class, but didn't really learn anything, and had no incentive to, as the professors didn't really care whether or not I succeeded at their establishment. Professors at UAM, however, are...

” – Mykel from Rison, AR

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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If a student wants to learn at Northwestern, the opportunities are here. The teachers (for the most part) are more than willing and always ready to help when needed. People always want to say that small schools do not teach as much, but I know I am...

” – Myka from Ponca City, OK

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...

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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laramie county community college is a great place to go right out of high school. it is an easy transition into college, with small class sizes. instructors are always available to help students one on one,

” – Kaitlyn from Cheyenne, WY
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

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

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...

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

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

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
Augusta Technical College

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
Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Founded in 1909, Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a public institution situated on a rural prairie in Goodwell, OK. OPSU confers bachelor and associate degrees as well as provides community enrichment classes and online courses. OPSU is...

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The instructors are really helpful. The campus is very nice. Classes are very informative.

” – Danielle from Ulysses, KS

Rowan College at Burlington County is a 2-year community college serving the largest county in New Jersey. RCBC features degree and certificate programs in 10 meta majors and its Alternative Energy Technologies Department provides training for work...

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I did learn a lot, even though it's a community college the teacher were great and i learn a lot from them

” – Gabriella from Marlton, NJ

Vermont Technical College is a public institution with two campuses and nine distance learning facilities throughout the state. US News and World Report repeatedly lauds VTC, ranking the school number 19 for Best North Regional Colleges and number 17...

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Focused on getting you educated and getting you into the real world to start your career with all the skills and knowledge you need!

” – Cierra from Littleton, NH

Northeastern Junior College is a public, 2-year institution established in Sterling, Colorado. NJC offers over 80 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of advanced degree programs through seven of the college’s partnered...

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I am definitely learning a lot about horses and learning better training techniques. I am also learning a lot about all the aspects of the horse industry and about animal science in general.

” – Michelle from Avondale, CO
Arkansas State University-Beebe

Arkansas State University Beebe is a public, 2-year institution located in northeast Arkansas, with locations in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base. The college offers suite-style living accommodations for residential...

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i think this school is amazing. there is always some on there to help you if you need it.

” – Katrina from Austin, AR

Stanly Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Albemarle and Locust, North Carolina. SCC offers 50 seated and online programs, awarding diplomas, certificates, and associate’s degrees for college transfer and career...

Blackhawk Technical College maintains four campuses in southern Wisconsin offering degrees and certificates in 47 programs. Blackhawk recognizes the diverse scheduling needs of its students by offering numerous courses online, via interactive TV, and...

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My classes so far have been very informative. The instructors are top-notch so far, and have a genuine interest in student success.

” – Chad from Beloit, WI
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez is a state institution also known as Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. Classes at UPRM are primarily taught in Spanish, and students are required to have a moderate understanding of English as well in order...

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This university has great professors, beautiful agricultural research stations and amazing architecture. It is in the west side of the island where the best beaches are. People are friendly and helpful, this campus is the best.

” – Laura from Puerto Rico

With campus a short distance from the Minnesota River, South Central College is a 2-year community college and part of the Minnesota State system. SCC is home to 10 academic departments featuring over 40 degree and certificate programs. To prepare...

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The school was awesome.Always helpful!They understood me so well and me me feel like I was at home!