Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

To be able to create the perfect cake, concoct a scrumptious soufflé, or deliver a decadent dessert takes talent, but it also takes skill. That skill, combined with your natural creativity, can lead to a rewarding career. If you're ready to maintain a sanitary and safe work area, create recipes, present new dishes, plan menus, and run your own kitchen, consider becoming a baking and pastry arts major. A baking and pastry arts program focuses on preparing students to become professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. The curriculum for this program generally includes instruction in areas such as bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. Baking and pastry arts majors will take courses in a number of settings. Though a few classes may meet in a typical classroom, most courses will take place in a kitchen, where the tools of the trade are readily available. Some schools may also require you to complete an internship at a restaurant or bakery before graduating. Depending upon your interests, earning a certificate or degree in baking and pastry arts can open a number of career opportunities. Graduates can find positions in restaurants, hotels, catering kitchens, or even start their own baking or catering businesses.

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Southern New Hampshire University

Originally conceived as a school of accounting and secretarial science, Southern New Hampshire University has grown to become a 4-year private university. SNHU confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors available both on campus and...

“…Easy to apply and admissions counselors are with you every step of the way. The online class formats are self-explanatory, and you quickly learn the ins and outs. You academic adviser is constantly available and takes the initiative in knowing how...” – Katty from Reno, NV

Valencia College

Founded in 1967, Valencia College is a 2-year community college with eight campuses in the Orlando metro area. On top of offering more than 120 associate degree-granting programs, Valencia confers five bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Electrical and...

“…Valencia is an awesome college. I can learn well in the environment they have created. Their environment is friendly and fun. The teachers are experienced and are eager to impart their knowledge. If I have any problems, they have tutors and workshops...” – Heather from Orlando, FL

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University is located on 90 acres of land in Grand Junction, CO, and offers 104 majors for its students, Mavericks, to choose from. CMU features liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at both the undergraduate and graduate...

“…In my opinion, the professors at Mesa do a good job of cutting straight to the core of a subject and really making sure that their students understand what is being taught. They talk to you, rather than at you when they lecture so everything is more...” – Tara from Fruita, CO

Houston Community College

Houston Community College is a 2-year community college system with 21 locations throughout the greater Houston area. HCC is home to eight academic fields of study conferring associate degrees and certificates and was created to give opportunities to...

“…If you take you education seriously I feel that it does not matter where you go to school, although a prestigious university doesn't hurt, it is what you make of it. Being that many of the professors teach at near by universities they know how to...” – Isabella from Houston, TX

The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit, Middle-States-accredited college offering food- and hospitality-focused associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. At the CIA’s main campus in New York, as...

“…Every day is filled with TONS of material, so every day you are learning brand new techniques and methods. Because the class sizes are relatively small at the Culinary Institute of America, the Chefs/Professors are able to help each student more...” – Kristopher from Chesterbrook, PA

College of DuPage

The College of DuPage is a two-year community college situated in the suburban town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The school has an open admissions policy and nontraditional students can gain college credits based on life experience. Top fields of study...

“…This college has surprisingly good academics. I wasn’t expecting much from a junior college, but COD really delivers. They offer a wide variety of courses and a high quality curriculum. The professors are competent and helpful. I have heard of some...” – Benjamin from Carol Stream, IL

Collin County Community College District

Collin College is a 2-year community college with campuses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Collin confers associate degrees and certificates in over 100 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete a core curriculum...

“…Not only did I learn the criteria that was taught to me, but I also learned to be more responsible and make sure that I got all my work done. Also I think I am ready to go to a 4-year college now since I had a trial-run here and it jump started my...” – Student from Plano, TX

South Texas College

South Texas College is a public community college based in McAllen, TX. Continuing education, workforce training, online programs, and hybrid courses are available in addition to traditional associate and bachelor degree programs. They also offer...

“…The instructors here are always eager to help students out in any way possible within reason. They target subjects well and utilize many different resources from textbooks to web sites.” – Durenda from Mission, TX

Macomb Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses in Warren and Clinton Township, Michigan. The college features a wide variety of unique academic programs, with subjects ranging from Court Reporting to Fire Science. Students...

“…While I prefer the more seasoned classical teachers. All my courses have had a rich amount of information in them. What you can learn really does warrant the credits you'll receive.” – Hannah from Roseville, MI

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly closed in March 2019. 

The Art Institutes are a system of schools specializing in graphic design and fine arts with 13 campuses in eight states. In addition to arts-based programs in subjects like Visual...

Miami International University of Art & Design is a school of design, fashion, and media arts and a campus of The Art Institutes. MIU confers degrees in six design-based academic programs such as Interior Design, Animation, and Marketing. In addition...

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College is a public institution located primarily in Dayton, Ohio, with satellite campuses in Centerville, Englewood, and Huber Heights. The college offers a full array of degree and certificate programs, and provides additional...

“…I have taken 93 credit hours so far and I have learned a lot. I only have one more quarter before I graduate from Sinclair with my associates degree. ” – Ann from Huber Heights, OH

Clark College

Clark College is a public, 2-year institution located in Vancouver, Washington. The college supports many areas of study, including Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & Biosciences, Public Service & Education,...

“…Many different campuses to choose from, great staff, and very knowledgeable. I love it here.” – Makenzie from Camas, WA

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. The college offers courses at all hours, including daytime, afternoon, early-evening, late-evening, midnight, and weekends, with fully-online options...

“…Bunker Hill Community College is not only diverse, but the atmosphere over here is great. The school provides it's students with many great opportunities and with the help of the great staff. ” – Tashi from Malden, MA

Triton College
River Grove, IL

Triton College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in River Grove, Illinois. Triton offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options available including online courses,...

“…One of the best junior colleges around. Triton has a variety of classes to choose from. Located in a very convenient location, lots of transportation near by.” – Frank from Chicago, IL

The College of Lake County is a public, 2-year institution established in Grayslake, Illinois, with additional campuses in Waukegan, Vernon Hills, as well as satellite facilities throughout the region. CLC prepares students for career placement and...

“…Since the classes are small you are in a cozier environment and you have much more one on one time with the teacher. The curriculum is complex and yet easy to work with and you achieve a much higher educational experience then you think you would get...” – Leslie from Waukegan, IL

Washtenaw Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a wooded, 291-acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with satellite facilities located in Brighton and Hartland. WCC offers over 100 academic programs through a catalog of...

“…I’ve been taking art classes to build up my portfolio for when I transfer and the art teachers here are phenomenal. Many of them are also employed at more expensive, “brand name” colleges like Eastern or U of M, so it’s like getting the same teaching...” – E.

Seattle Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with four satellite facilities throughout the region. The college’s urban, 15-acre main campus spans over 10 buildings within Seattle’s Capitol Hill, which provide...

“…The teachers at Seattle Central are beyond helpful and truly care about your education. All of the teachers that I had at SCCC could be reached easily for questions and were always willing to help. While I did have some teachers who were not as good...” – McKenzie from Kirkland, WA

Baker College

Formed by the consolidation of Baker Business University and Muskegon College, Baker College is a career and vocational school with several campus locations throughout Michigan. Baker confers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and students...

“…I am learning a lot at baker” – Elizabeth from Flint, MI

El Centro College

El Centro College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, Texas. The college is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Students attending ECC have a wide variety of choices...

“…I thought when someone started college, they would just be considered as a number, even in a community college. But at El Centro I've had the pleasure to know teachers that really do care for your success and help you get to where you need to be. I...” – Melanie from Dallas, TX

Mott Community College

Mott Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Flint, Michigan, with satellite locations throughout the state in Clio, Howell, Fenton, and Owosso. The college offers over 100 certificates, occupational degrees, and degrees for...

“…At Mott, most of the students are there to learn their basics and then move on to a bigger better four-year university. It makes Mott sound like a lame little stepping stone, but I love Mott. It has smaller class sizes, even for basics, and the...” – Jessica from Flushing, MI

Cape Fear Community College

Located in southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College offers technical programs and 2-year transferable degrees to its 23,000-plus student body. CFCC has two campuses, one in Wilmington and on in Castle Hayne, as well as two educational...

“…I rate CFCC a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. It is a great school with excellent teachers, smaller classes than a university, and it is a lot more afordable. I really like the two new parking decks they have recently added for students to make parking a...” – Brandon from Wilmington, NC

Elgin Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Illinois, with satellite locations in Hanover Park, Burlington, and Streamwood. ECC offers 138 degree and certificate programs, including over 25 different fields of study for...

“…ECC has such a great variety of classes, there's pretty much something for everyone. In my experience, the teachers are easily contacted, and very knowledgeable about their subjects.” – Alaina from Elgin, IL

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
Del Mar College

Del Mar College is a 2-year community college located in Corpus Christi, Texas. DMC provides associate degrees and professional certifications. Many students choose to study nursing, welding, or police and criminal science. Del Mar College is a...

“…the paramedic program is top notch. and the nursing program for rn's is ranked top 5 in the u.s.” – Joshua from Corpus Christi, TX

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Perkasie and Bristol. Bucks offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing students either for...

“…The advisers and staff are the best their ever was, and the coaches even better. i know because i play Volleyball there.” – Dominique from Philadelphia, PA

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College is a 2-year community college based in El Paso, Texas. The school operates five campuses and offers courses throughout the El Paso and Hudspeth counties. EPCC has an open admissions policy and offers programs for...

“…It is a great place to start. The educators are very knowledgable and I feel that I have gotten a lot out of the classes I have taken thus far.” – Ashley from El Paso, TX

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

Edmonds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban, 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington, with satellite facilities located in Everett. Edmonds CC offers over 120 associate’s degree and certificate options, as well...

“…edmonds community college has a beautiful, homey campus. everyone here is friendly, welcoming, and it doesn't take long to feel like home on campus. the professors genuinely care about their student success, and create a positive learning atmosphere....” – Megan from Lynnwood, WA

Scottsdale Community College is a 2-year community college. SCC awards degrees in over 100 fields of study and 60 certificates. In addition to the regular offerings on its Scottsdale campus, SCC courses are also available as online, hybrid, and 8...

“…I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College and love it. The teachers I have experienced in the Music program are passionate, helpful, and motivational. My English teach Professor Eric Loring has been an amazing teacher, he loves his work...” – Allison from Phoenix, AZ

National Louis University
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association...

“…I have learned a alot since I have been attending NLU the professors are very nice and eager to help you with any questions you may have. My experience so far has been great the classroom setting is comfortable which helps make learning easier. The...” – Joyce from Chicago, IL

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state,...

“…This schools professors know what they're talking about. I have learned a lot in just my first semester! Every major has a ton of hands on training. ” – Kyle from Sunbury, PA

Central Piedmont Community College

With brick buildings across many blocks, Central Piedmont Community College maintains six campuses across Mecklenburg County.  The locations include the newly renovated performing arts Pease Auditorium and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center...

“…Many useful, transferable, flexible classes that meet academic needs!” – Alias

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Johnson & Wales University is career-focused institution with a main campus in Providence and branch campuses in North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado. JWU is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 28 fields of study. All JWU classes...

“…Love this University because it caters to it's students as far as the advisers going out of their way to help in anyway they can. We have the best meal plan in the country due to the culinary that run the many choice on-campus restaurants. The...” – Ryan from Harwich, MA

Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 297-acre campus in Palos Hills, Illinois, with satellite locations in Tinley Park and Blue Island. The college offers over 140 academic programs, including transfer...

“…The classes are small, 30 students max. This makes for great communication between you and the professor (no teacher assistants here!). All of my teachers are excited to teach each day, and make the material exciting (even math). I don't believe...” – angelika from Orland Park, IL

College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho is a public two-year institution located in Twin Falls, ID. CSI operates several outreach programs around the state, in Boise, Gooding, Hailey, and Burley. Popular majors include licensed practical nurse training, baking and...

“…This is a two year college, but all the courses are exactly what you will find at any other University for getting your prerequisites done. I find that all of the instructors are very well qualified for their positions and have earned their...” – Dave from Boise, ID

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...

“…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

ECPI University
Virginia Beach, VA

Founded in 1966, ECPI University is a for-profit university with 16 locations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. ECPI is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors. All students enroll in...

“…because it is a speciality school you will learn alot and you can get your associate fast” – Steven R. Fordyce from Chesapeake, VA

Surrounded by a heavily wooded area in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandhills Community College is a rural 2-year community college in the Tar Heel State. As the first community college in North Carolina to offer a transfer degree to a 4-year...

St Philip's College

St. Philip's College is a public community college located in San Antonio, Texas, with an open admissions policy. SPC is an HBCU and an Hispanic-Serving Institution, the only college to be federally recognized as such. They offer associate’s degrees...

“…its amazing what i am learning here” – Edna from San Antonio, TX

McHenry County College is a 2-year community college serving the northwest suburbs in the Chicagoland area. MCC confers degrees in 20 academic departments as well as numerous career and technical program certificates. For students who need academic...

Skagit Valley College is a 2-year community college in the northwest corner of Washington state. SVC offers degrees and certificates in over 30 fields of study as well as courses in basic education for adults. Several SVC classes are Learning...

“…SVC Just built a whole new wing for their Nursing program. SVC is well known for their nursing program, and actually has a wait list to get into!” – Bailey from Camano Island, WA

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. Along with MATC’s main campus, the college also maintains three satellite locations in Mequon, Oak Creek, and West Allis. MATC’s academics feature a...

“…I am learning a lot. We have wonderful teachers and a very diverse and affordable(cheap) college, MATC is a college that don't discriminates based on grades or ACT s or SAT s. They understand the lives of student, they know that we are not just...” – Luria from Milwaukee, WI

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College is a 2-year institution that offers technical certifications, associate degrees, and non-credit courses. The school operates multiple campuses around Wake County, North Carolina, making it the largest community...

“…wake technical community is the best community college in north carolina in my opinion. the programs are great and they are designed to give every student the start they needed in the career field they are pursuing. i would recommend any one to...” – Oneal from Raleigh, NC

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Conway, South Carolina, with satellite locations in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. HGTC offers over 65 degree, certificate, and diploma programs, as well as 11 fully...

“…The best school that offers great oppurtunities for students, a wonderful community of faculty who care about the students and an inexpensive way to take core college classes and earn an Associates. ” – Sophia from Myrtle Beach, SC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. The main campus located in Perkinston, MS, while several satellite campuses and academic centers operate throughout the state. Mississippi Gulf Coast...

“…The class sizes are smaller so you can get a lot of one on one time with teacher. The atmosphere is more casual in the classroom than in high school, but the teachers still expect you to do your work, naturally. Most of the teachers have a dry sense...” – Tiffany from Gulfport, MS

Niagara County Community College is a 2-year community college in western New York State and part of the State University of New York system. NCCC confers associate degrees in over 60 academic fields of study. Additionally, the college makes 10...

“…Great place to start a degree program, and get the general education requirements out of the way. It is very economical to attend and the instruction is high quality. There are also plenty of majors to choose from.” – Samantha from Lockport, NY

San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College is 2-year public institution with the main branch situated in Pasadena, Texas, but has four total campuses and an online component. San Jac has articulation agreements with 30 universities, including several Texas A&M and...

“…I'm definitely learning more about each subject I'm taking than I did in high school in a similar subject. If I don't understand something, I just ask a teacher and he or she will work one on one with me until I get it, changing the way they try to...” – Elisa from Houston, TX

Santa Fe Community College is a 2-year institution serving New Mexico’s capital city and most of Santa Fe County. SFCC is home to six academic schools and three departments offering over 100 degree and certificate programs in subjects from Biofuels...

“…The high school that I graduated from was not the best school for academics and I found that I did not possess many of the skills needed for succeeding in college. Thankfully, many of my professors spent time making sure that I understood my classes...” – Stephanie from Citra, FL

Established as a school of business, Sullivan University is a for-profit college with campuses in Louisville and Lexington. With a focus on career training programs, Sullivan is home to eight colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 18 fields of study...

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte a private institution offering career-oriented major programs. JWU Charlotte is one of four universities under the Johnson & Wales name. The Charlotte campus features several major programs such as fashion...

“…every chef at this university has years of experience, know the ends ands outs of the business and can really give insight on any aspect of the culinary worldthey make sure in the time your in their labs that when you leave you will be able to go to...” – Dwayne from fayetteville, NC

Luzerne County Community College is a 2-year community college in the Pocono region of eastern Pennsylvania. LCCC confers degrees and certificates in 73 occupational programs and 25 liberal arts/transfer programs. They also host the Schulman Gallery...

“…The course curriculum is mildly challenging. Expect to work for the grades you get. Several hours of study are required for each course. The tests are not easy and not all teachers give extra credit. Even though I found some courses easy, I still had...” – Allison from Mountaintop, PA

From a campus that began as a converted World War II navy base, Clover Park Technical College is a 2-year institution south of Seattle. CPTC is home to seven schools offering over 40 academic programs in subjects such as aerospace, hospitality, and...

“…the instructors at clover park technical college are dedicated to their students success. i have been met with nothing but positive encouragement from my instructors to help reach my goals. clover park technical college is a top rate college. ” – Denise from Tacoma, WA

South Seattle College is a 2-year community college with two campuses in the greater Seattle area. In addition to offering over 30 degree and certificate programs, South provides the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality Management,...

Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College is public, 2-year institution established in New Jersey, with two campuses located in Union City and Jersey City. HCCC offers more than 60 academic programs, including its prominent Culinary and Nursing programs, which...

“…Hudson County Commmunity College has a lot to offer for students who are interested in starting college. Clean facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and computer labs, affordable tuition, and complete your general eduation courses within 2 years?...” – Joseph from Jersey City, NJ

Pulaski Technical College is a two-year community college affiliated with the University of Arkansas. For students planning to transfer to a four-year school, Pulaski Tech has transfer agreements with several schools, including the University of...

“…Easy to stay on track to get to be successful. Hard works but it does help me to reach my goals.” – Joshua from Jacksonville, AR

Atlantic Cape Community College is a 2-year community college in southern New Jersey with campuses in Atlantic City, Mays Landing, and Cape May County. For high-achieving students, the Honors Program offers a number of specialized classes that...

“…There are a plethora of talented teachers at Atlantic Cape Community College, so do not let the negative connotation associated with a community college prevent you from attending. I am currently in my third semester and plan to graduate in the...” – Kathryn from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

Johnson & Wales University in North Miami is a private institution offering career-oriented programs. JWU-North Miami is one of three campuses in the JWU system. The university offers a TAP program for new students where they receive personal...

“…Here at Johnson & Wales, you're learning stuff that you're actually going to be using in your industry. You get frist hand experience and the teaching staff is amazing. I've heard that some of the professors are a little difficult to work with, but...” – Raqiba from Miami, FL

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is a private institution located at the base of the Rockies in Denver Colorado. JWU offers an experiential education, which combines classwork with industry education and a wide variety of career services. JWU-Denver...

“…The student must be driven to lear to really get the full value of the classes at JWU, but if you apply yourself, you can really get a really good education.” – John from Colorado Springs, CO

With four campuses serving a six-county area, Central Oregon Community College is the oldest 2-year institution in the state. COCC is home to over 75 academic programs and offers degrees and certificates in such eclectic fields as Baking and Pastry...

“…The Cascade Culinary Institute (part of Central Oregon Community College) is the best culinary school on the west coast due to it's brand new facility, amazing faculty, one on one time with students and broad learning experience of various cuisine...” – McKayla from Bend, OR

Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College is a 2-year community college with an open admissions policy. It is based in Youngwood Pennsylvania and is home to several facilities dedicated to hands-on learning including a greenhouse, live burn building, and...

“…i like that this college is inexpensive. the classes offered are of high quality for the most part. there are a lot of different opportunities here.” – Becky

Savannah Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Chatham County, Georgia, with satellite locations in Hinesville, Fort Stewart, and Effingham County. STC offers nearly 150 academic programs in over 40 fields of study, many of...

“…I love all the hands on experience.” – Emily from Peachtree City, GA

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in southern Ohio, with satellite facilities located in Harrison and Middletown. CSTCC offers over 100 degree and certificate programs, many of which feature...

“…I am attending the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State and love the program. I am learning more than I ever hoped to.” – Tessie from Ft Wright, KY

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...

“…This is the most advanced in curriculum to only be a community college! Its one of the most flexible and convenient schools with advisors that are always available to answer any of my questions! The library has an excellent amount of books to choose...” – Ranita from Willingboro, NJ

With a main campus nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains, Wilkes Community College is a 2-year college serving three counties in northwest North Carolina. WCC is home to five academic departments including a...

“…Wilkes Community College is a wonderful place to begin a college career at. This school is an A+ school in academics and has wonderful staff and a lovely facility. This college is top grade when it comes to quality of the education.” – Kayla from Purlear, NC

The Institute of Culinary Education is a bicoastal culinary school with two campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. ICE offers 6 to 13-month training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality...

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in the city of Belleville, with two satellite campuses in Granite City and Red Bud. The main campus in Belleville is home to the Schmidt Art Center, which features a...

“…Southwestern Illinois College has a great faculty and staff, and the counselors there are very helpful in getting you what you need to be successful in college.” – Alexander from Waterloo, IL

Southwestern Oregon Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Coos Bay, with a satellite location in Brookings. Founded in 1961, SOCC was Oregon’s first community college, and it now serves a student population of over 14,000....

“…i have a friend going there and she says she loves it!” – Desiree from Billings, MT

With a campus along the shore of the majestic Bogue Sound, a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Carteret Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern North Carolina. Carteret is home to four academic departments and 38 degree and...

Robeson Community College is a 2-year institution in southeastern North Carolina. RCC is home to six academic departments offering 25 degree and certificate-granting programs, as well as an honors program. Additionally, five degrees are available...

Waukesha County Technical College is a 2-year institution in the western suburbs of Milwaukee. WCTC offers degrees and certificates in over 150 programs through the college’s four schools of Applied Technologies, Business, Health, and Protective &...

“…The classes are small enough that the teachers reach out to help you understand that material; yet the classes are large enough that you don't feel like you're the only there. Usually around 20-25 per class. They pack a lot of knowledge into a class...” – Amanda from Hartland, WI

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a 2-year technical college and the only public institute of technology in Washington state. LWTech offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 areas of study and eight bachelor’s degree programs,...

“…The teachers know what they are doing and have an inside scoop on the industry that they take into the class room to give you a first hand look on what its like in the big bad world. ” – Elizabeth from Bothell, WA

Asheville-Bunbombe Technical Community College is a 2-year community college in western North Carolina that offers degrees and certificates in over 120 fields of study. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between A-B Tech and the University of...

“…It is very helpful. I enjoy going to school here. The teachers are very helpful.” – beverly from Asheville, NC

Sullivan County Community College is a 2-year college in the Catskill Mountains and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Sullivan is home to 15 academic departments offering degree and certificate programs. Every new student is...

“…They have a great campus.” – Israel from New York, NY

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences is a private school in northern New York State and the only college in the Adirondacks. Paul Smith’s offers bachelor’s degrees in 20 academic majors and is also home to seven associate degree-granting...

“…Ecologically-minded, but lacking in funds and motivation in times. Come here if you are an intelligent, hard-working student who desires to be an agent of change. We need students who are willing to help make this beautiful college of the Adirondacks...” – Sierra from Paul Smiths, NY

Keiser University is a 4-year private school with a main campus in south Florida and satellite campuses throughout the state. Featuring a career-focused curriculum, Keiser confers bachelor’s and graduate degrees in over 100 academic programs. All...

“…I learned everything from fingerprinting to using the right tools for analyzing, collecting and preserving evidence. I also learned about police protocol, and the dangers that can occur on the job and how to avoid being in a hazardous situation.” – lucy from opalocka, FL

As the first institution of higher education established on Navajo Nation, Navajo Technical University is a tribal college in northwest New Mexico. In order to provide students an educational foundation in tribal traditions and history, NTU’s School...

“…By far the best first college am attending and my instructors are awesome. Never thought this college was like this but am looking forward to finishing my major here. I wouldn't prefer any other college to attend other then here.” – Rodney from Crownpoint, NM

As part of the City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College is a 2-year public community college on the city’s south side. The college confers certificate and associate degrees in preparation for students to transfer to 4-year universities or enter...

“…Love this school!” – LaTara from Chicago, IL

Established in 1967, Lakes Region Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Laconia, New Hampshire. With over 60 associate’s degree and certificate programs offered, LRCC provides students with programs that are designed...

“…This is my first time in college I have been to, and it has been a pleasant and easy experience so far. I appreciate all the help I get on the things that I don't understand from the teachers. I am looking forward to graduate from this school.” – Alfred from Gilford, NH

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two extension sites in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Blue Ridge offers associate degrees in 37 fields of study and 32 certificate-granting programs....

“…I am learning a lot of network equipment about Cisco. The class room setup was super great. I am current certified as Cisco CCNA.” – Heng-I from Martinsburg, WV

With a main campus along the banks of the Androscoggin River, White Mountains Community College is a 2-year institution in New Hampshire’s north country. WMCC offers 22 associate degree fields of study and 27 certificate-granting programs. To provide...

“… I have had a 4.0 in all of my classes and I could not have done it without the knowledge and understanding of the incredible instructors in this institution.” – Cheryl from Clarksville, NH

The Art Institutes are a group of for-profit schools of art and design with four Texas-based campuses in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Each AI campus offers degrees and certificates in eight artistic fields of study including Film, Gaming...