Computer Science

The study of computers and computational systems, Computer Science is largely algorithms and protocols that make up information processing. Common areas of study include programming languages, software engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), database systems, security, vision and graphics, human-computer interaction, and bioinformatics and theory. Computer Science is in use in almost every business, from financial to healthcare to software. 

This popular, albeit competitive, degree is conferred at almost every level, including certificate, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Mobile app design, electronic music engineering, programming languages, software development, and video game design (amongst much else) is all encapsulated in this field.  

Associate Degree

An associate’s degree in computer science is a good way to dip your toes in the water of this field, but is unlikely to stand out amid baccalaureate-degree holders. Generally a 2-year program requiring 60-66 credits, graduates will learn the basic practices for maintaining computers and computer systems. A standard curriculum will include web development, pre-calculus, and information systems management, along with software engineering, an introduction to statistics, and operating systems. Programming in C++ and Java will likely also be incorporated. 

Baccalaureate Degree

Baccalaureate degrees in computer science can be earned in the standard 4 years, but it’s not atypical for computer science majors to spend six years earning their degree, especially if the math and science requirements are steep. Data structures, systems operation, theory of computation, data communication, software engineering, and calculus are all on the docket for a bachelor’s in computer science. 

A bachelor’s degree for this major can come in two forms: a bachelor of art or a bachelor of science. The BA and BS share the same foundation, but the bachelor of art will be surrounded by a liberal arts curriculum, while a bachelor of science will focus more heavily on math and science. A BS is ideal for engineering and other math-intensive fields, while a BA is good for technical professionals and leaders. The degrees are ultimately viewed similarly in the working world. 

Graduate Degree

A Master’s degree isn’t necessary for all fields of Computer Science, but can be required when research and development are part of the career goal, such as with AI. Computer language theory and advanced algorithms are core aspects of a master program, along with software development. Depending on the top of program, they can often be completed in one or two years and there are a few options, depending on whether the institution requires a thesis or project as the final culmination of the degree. 

A PhD in Computer Science is typically reserved for academia. Programs take between 4 and 7 years and are solely dedicated to the a single specialization, typically towards a new discovery in that field. 

With technology advancing at a rapid pace, certification plays a different role in Computer Science than it does in other fields. There are any number of classes, certifications,  programs, and licensing options available to computer science graduates, and they’re largely to keep professionals up-to-date on all of the latest technology, innovations, and discoveries. Even for those with a doctorate in computer science, periodically taking courses and certifications will play a vital role in this career. 

Careers in this field include: Application Analyst, Applications Developer, Data Analyst, Web Developer/Designer, UX Designer, Systems Analyst, Software Engineer, Multimedia Programmer, Games Developer, Forensic Computer Analyst, Database Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst, Network Engineer.

Salaries vary based on focus, but entry-level salaries are typically between $58,000 and $66,000. 

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Colleges

Odessa College

Odessa College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Texas. Students enrolling at Odessa for the first time can apply for the school’s First Class Free scholarship, which waives tuition for students’ first three credit hours...

Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University is a private institution founded in 1892 and is founded on Christian teachings and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Walla Walla is rated as having a “selective” admissions process and orchestrates an honors program...

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WWU is the best university to train mind, body and spirit. The faculty is caring and knowledgeable, providing world class education, and weekly worship, free gym, vegetarian dining, and a friendly community provide the type of ecosystem that promotes...

” – Adrian from Bonney Lake, WA

Folsom Lake College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two outreach centers in northern California. Among FLC’s 50 academic divisions, the Gerontology program offers courses to study the aging process and to plan ways for senior citizens...

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Folsom Lake College harbors professors who have your best interest in mind. The staff will jump through hoops to help you succeed. The welcoming atmosphere eases the stress of college life.

” – Kaylan from Folsom, CA
Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College is a 2-year community college that confers associate degrees and technical certifications. The school is part of the Alamo Colleges District and offers several Academic Workforce Programs through the Healthy & Biosciences...

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Most of the teachers are very friendly and are willing to assist you with anything. They dedicate their time, not only in the classroom but outside as well. I have learned a lot more than I expected to, since it is a community college.

” – Amanda from San Antonio, TX
University of Rio Grande

The University of Rio Grande is a private, 4-year institution established in southeastern Ohio. The 190-acre campus offers more than 70 academic programs which are taught through a combination of practical experience and the liberal arts. Rio Grande...

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This school is a good one. I've gone to several different schools and this is my favorite one so far. I would rate them high.

” – Amanda from Bidwell, OH

Quincy College is a public, 2-year institution established in Massachusetts. Quincy offers 24 certificate programs and 34 associate degree programs, and it has been granted the ability to confer baccalaureate degrees as well. The college is a...

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I've heard and read the courses here are great.

” – Courtney from Dorchester, MA
Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains two satellite locations in Pottstown and Lansdale. Academics at MCCC feature a core...

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The teaching is really solid and the classes are interesting, but the quality of my fellow students is mediocre at times. It drags down the classroom environment.

” – Aly from Norristown, PA
Hampden-Sydney College

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is an all-male liberal arts school located in Hampden Sydney, Virginia. H-SC is a affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and its campus is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the...

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Southern, Conservative, all-male liberal arts college in the heart of Virginia. Preppy, but not too preppy, and if you're not rich it's not a problem. This school will teach you what it is to be a man.

” – Timothy from North Chesterfield, VA
Kingston University London

Located just 25 minutes from central London, Kingston University offers internationally-recognized qualifications and welcomes around 100 new students from the USA every year, with many more on Study Abroad and exchange programs. Founded in 1899, the...

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University is a private historically black institution located in Austin, Texas. It is affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church and offers students a weekly chapel service, bible study groups, and...

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A small university main purpose to better educate kids and send graduates off with a wide variety of opportunties to suceed in life.

” – Shaniqua from Killeen, TX

Mission College is a 2-year community college serving the West Valley district of Silicon Valley. Mission offers degrees and certificates in over 40 areas of study. Several classes are available online or as hybrids where online lectures are...

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The professors organize the classes so that the students can easily understand the material. I love the hands on participation most of the professors incorporate into the classes.

” – Laurelle from Milpitas, CA
Loras College

Founded in 1839, Loras College is a liberal arts school affiliated with the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Loras is the first college created in Iowa and is rated as having “selective” admissions. All first-year students are required to complete a January...

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The school has a lot of great courses that keep you learning. The professors are very helpful. They also have a class called MOI which is a fun transition course which helps freshman meet fellow classmates and transition between high school to...

” – Jessica from clearlake, MN
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a public institution based in Green Bay, WI. The UWGB campus is home to the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, the Richard Mauthe Center which acts as the religious center, and a 2,000-seat Weidner Center for the...

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UWGB is perfect for anyone who wants to find a fun community with interesting classes.

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

” – Adrian from Henning, TN
Pacific University

Pacific University is a liberal arts college in the greater Portland area. Pacific is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. Utilizing the university’s location, Pacific...

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Pacific University is the perfect school for athletes, academically driven students, and students who love the rain. The academics are rigorous, but the teachers are extremely helpful. The spirit at this school is something that anyone can feel as...

” – Taylor from Alamo, CA
Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a private college administered by a Catholic teaching order, the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and provides a Lasallian-based curriculum, but there are more than 34...

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Is a very small campus. Everyone knows you because is a small campus. Is more like a family and your professors are there for you when you need them.

” – Kristina from Memphis, TN
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Originally founded as a men’s college, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution in southeast Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is home to a residential liberal arts college granting undergraduate degrees in 59...

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My classes keep me engaged because of my professors' enthusiasm about their class topics.

” – Julianne from Mokena, IL

Northeast Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northeastern Nebraska conferring over 110 degrees and certificates. NCC’s Wind Energy program positions students to work in one of Nebraska’s fastest growing renewable energy...

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

” – Brittany from Jackson, NE
Carson-Newman University

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman University is a liberal arts institution associated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman runs the Bonner Center, which promotes justice, social change, and faith...

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Carson-Newman's small class size give me the opportunity to have one on one conversations and help from my professors. If you don't get the concept the first time around, the professors don't mind if you ask questions during a lecture. In class we...

” – Kathryn from Kodak, TN
Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Doane University is a private, 4-year institution established in Crete, Nebraska. The college also maintains three additional, satellite campuses in Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha. Students attending Doane have a number of special academic...

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Doane is a very down to earth, liberal college that makes it a priority to get every student involved. The students and faculty at Doane want to know each other; they practically beg for your acquaintanceship. Doane is like a family away from your...

” – Anonymous

Cardinal Stritch University is a 4-year private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. While the school’s focus is on its Catholic foundations, it also offers a wide variety of courses in traditional subjects such as...

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

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

” – Ramjit from Sacramento, CA
Hastings College

Hastings College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a 120-acre campus in southern Nebraska. Hastings offers over 60 major, minor, and pre-professional programs, which students can personalize with academic opportunities such as...

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Hastings College is a family and has become my home. My professors are fantastic and want me to succeed. I know I will be prepared for the real world when I graduate.

” – Kireina from Alamogordo, NM
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Situated on a hill overlooking its surrounding community and the Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BloomU is home to colleges of...

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There are many opportunities to learn at Bloomsburg University. Classes pertaining to your major tend to be more interesting than the general education classes. I am a nursing student, and it seems that every nursing related class has an enormous...

” – Sarah from Halifax, PA
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a 4-year public institution in southwest central Pennsylvania and the oldest regional campus in the University of Pittsburgh system. Pitt-Johnstown grants bachelor’s degrees in 45 academic fields of study...

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From my first year of experience, all of my professors tried their hardest to help their students understand the material. Many, if not all, of the professors have after class hours for students who need extra help. As long as you do the work...

” – Brooke from Lewistown, PA

Santiago Canyon College is a 2-year community college in Orange County, California.  SCC offers over 160 degrees and certificates, with 21 associate degrees boasting transfer guarantees to any California State University. Santiago Canyon also directs...

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I have taken quite a few classes at SCC and I feel as though I have retained a large portion of what I have studied. I have taken anything from Psychology to English to Human Sexuality; the wide range of classes offered really makes SCC a great...

” – Lisa from Anaheim, CA
California State University-Channel Islands

Situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, California State University-Channel Islands is a 4-year public school and part of the CSU system. CSUCI grants undergrad degrees in 26 academic majors and has been designated an Hispanic...

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CSUCI is an amazingly beautiful school. It is a smaller school but big enough to walk around and find many places. It is remote but 10 minutes from the beach and shopping outlets.

” – Sara from North Hollywood, CA
North Idaho College

North Idaho College is a two-year community college based in Coeur d’Alene, ID. NIC offers transfer degrees, professional and technical certifications, and associate degrees. Many students choose to study communications, computer programming, or...

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I have really appreciated NIC especially because it is smaller, so you actually can get to know teachers and get the help that you need. I have gone in to ask teachers to explain a concept to me, and they have been very helpful in answering my...

” – Susanna from the Coeur d' Alene area
Franklin University

Franklin University is a private, 4-year institution established in Columbus, Ohio. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains regional locations in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. The vast majority of students attending...

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The professors did a great job teaching the material and adapting the curriculum to reflect upcoming changes to the various career fields (e.g., health care reform laws and their impact on management in healthcare).

” – Hanna from Superior, WI

Itawamba Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Mississippi, with three campuses in Fulton, Belden, and Tupelo. Classes at ICC are provided during daytime, evening, and on the weekends in order to suit any...

The College of San Mateo is a public, 2-year institution established on a hillside, 153-acre campus nearby the San Francisco Bay. CSU offers over 70 career-related academic programs, as well as programs for transfer to California State University and...

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I am learning as much as a communituy college would have to offer

” – Vincent from San Mateo, CA

Howard Payne University was founded in 1889 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The school has a main campus in Brownwood, TX, and maintains two academic institutes, The New Braunfels Center and El Paso Center. The college provides free...

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The teachers are really interested in their students and want to help!

” – Danielle from Bedford, TX

The University of Maine at Farmington is a public, 4-year institution, and is associated with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Located on a 55-acre campus among the mountains and lakes in the western region of Maine, the college boasts a...

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UMF is a great place for students that enjoy a modern and diverse lifestyle. There are many different kinds of people here, some from as far away as California and many foreign exchange students. The community and the professors are very supportive...

” – Tori from Turner, ME
University of North Carolina at Asheville

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is a 4-year public school and the only liberal arts college in the UNC system. UNC Asheville awards undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is home to The National Conference on Undergraduate...

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It's all how you make it. Some people love it here because they are artsy and different. Others, like myself, will probably transfer because it's definitely not how they pictured it.

” – Katie

Ohlone College is a 2-year community college in Silicon Valley that offers degrees and certificates in 197 areas of study. The college draws from a diverse population and its student body hails from 40 countries. One of Ohlone’s most unique academic...

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The professors are very knowledgeable of the subjects they teach. One professor I must explicitly note is Dr. Paul Belasky, who taught GEOG-104. Just in that one semester, I learned so much about what was going on outside of my country, and now I...

” – Adrian from Oakland, 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...

Las Positas College is a 2-year community college on the outskirts of California’s Bay Area. Students at Las Positas choose their academic career path from among 24 occupational associate degrees, 17 associate transfer degrees, or 44 certificate...

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The faculty here is outstanding. Every class I've taken here has required me to actively participate and engage in the class, which I was initially uncomfortable with. But, I've made great progress here and look forward to each class.

” – Kurt from Dublin, CA
Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College is a private, historically black institution established in Little Rock, Arkansas. Philander is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and holds chapel on a weekly basis, which freshmen are required to attend. The college...

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Philander smith is a 4 star black college it has integrity and honor from all its students and past students. it devotes itself at providing a better education for kid that are willing to learn

” – Helen from Little Rock, AR
Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Founded and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University-Hawai’i is a 4-year private university on O’ahu that integrates secular and spiritual learning. BYU-Hawai’i is home to colleges of Arts & Humanities...

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The professors are all for going above and beyond to teach the students what will make them successful in the future.

” – Beth from Redlands, CA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Originally founded as Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in eastern Pennsylvania. Kutztown is home to colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Visual & Performing Arts...

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If you were a A-B student in high school you will most likely do well at Kutztown. That is not to say that A-B students are guaranteed to succeed and C students can't do really well. If you are willing to put in the work your grade will reflect it.

” – Freshman Elementary Education Major
Southwest Minnesota State University

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

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

” – Angela from Detroit Lakes, MN
University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands is a public, historically black institution established on the scenic islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The college offers over 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in variety of areas of...

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The classes are not large so it is quite easy to establish a good relationship with your professor educationally speaking. The professors I have had so far are very knowledgeable in their subjects.

” – Cherea from Christiansted, VI
Westminster College (UT)

Westminster College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 32-acre campus is just 10 minutes from the downtown business district and features five undergraduate colleges, as well as four graduate institutions...

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Westminster is a great small liberal arts school. The campus is small, well manicured and classes are easily accesible. Great option if the U and BYU are not in your consideration.

” – Daniel from Littlerock, CA

Northwestern College Iowa is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a rural, 100-acre campus in Orange City. Students are required to complete 28 chapel credits out of the 62 offered per semester. Northwestern maintains over 50 major...

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I was a student at Northwestern for my Freshman and Sophomore years... and I would say that those two years were the best and most challenging years of my life. My professors were interesting, lively, deeply caring, and extremely intelligent and...

” – Jamiella

North Shore Community College is a 2-year community college serving northeast coastal Massachusetts with three campuses. NSCC confers degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and rewards outstanding students with a Dean’s List and...

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I love my teachers!! They are so inspirational! They get you to understand what they teach, not just guide right through the materials. I have always found that once a class is over, I leave wanting to change myself and change the world for the...

” – Kathleen from Danvers, MA
University of Houston-Victoria

University of Houston-Victoria is a state-funded institution and part of the U of H system. The school operates a satellite location in a suburb of Houston, Katy. UHV offers a Degree in Three program where students can graduate one year earlier in...

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UHV is a great college pretty much for anyone because it is low cost, has flexible schedules, and professors who will do anything to help you. The dorms were okay, but this past year they really improved and their cafeteria has really great food...

” – Devin from Victoria, TX
Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College is a two-year institution in Louisiana with an open admissions policy. BRCC has partnerships with a number of schools depending on major for transfer to a 4-year university, and offers Project R.O.A.R. for African...

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I love Baton Rouge Community College because it is the perfect step in between transferring from high school to a university. It is also a great school for business degress and technical jobs. I would say this school is a great stepping stone...

” – Heather from Baton Rouge, LA

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Milwaukee. WLC offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, which feature small class sizes, one-on-one mentoring with faculty, and a Christian learning...

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This small school has all I want. Personalized help with classes, majors and life on campus is always available. Private schools can be expensive, but financial aid is always a big help in finding grants and scholarships.

” – Rebekah from Brookfield, WI

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses established in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. At the lowest tuition rate in the state, ARCC offers...

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lowest tuition in minnesota.

” – Antonia from NEW BRIGHTON, MN
Franciscan University of Steubenville

The Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private institution based in Steubenville, Ohio, and affiliated with the Catholic church. The school is home to Christ the King Chapel where students can attend daily mass, weekly vespers, confessions...

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As stated before, this school not only challenges you A LOT, but you also grow spiritually which to me is more than equally important. It's about priorities. If Jesus is your priority, don't even question wether you should come here if you have the...

” – Lia from Kearny, NJ
Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Napa Valley, California. While the college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, the vast majority of students in attendance are undergraduates. PUC is part of...

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PUC is a school where you will feel very comfortable if you have been raised in the Adventist church, especially if you are familiar with the more conservative side of the church. On a small campus, you will definitely have a chance to get to know a...

” – Maggie from Riverside, CA
Westminster College (PA)

Affiliated with the Presbyterian church, Westminster College is 4-year liberal arts college located in western Pennsylvania. Westminster is home to 41 bachelor’s degree-granting programs as well as 10 pre-professional fields of study. In addition to...

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Westminster College is a great place that takes pride in its sense of community. Professors know your name and are willing to help. It is a great school that feels like home.

” – Jennifer from PA
North Lake College

North Lake College is a public, 2-year institution established in Irving, Texas, with satellite facilities in Coppell and Dallas. The college offers associate’s degree and certificate programs in over 50 fields of study, with many courses available...

Crafton Hills College is a 2-year community college with the highest degree/certificate completion rate in California’s Inland Empire region. CHC offers majors in over 50 academic programs, including degrees in Respiratory Care and American Sign...

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The amount of effort you put into the classes is what you'll get out. Most professors have teaching techniques that will give students the best chance to be successful in the given course.

” – David from Yucaipa, CA

Located in the northern edge of the Bay Area, Contra Costa College is the oldest campus in the Contra Costa Community College District. CCC is also the district’s most diverse college and has been designated an Hispanic Serving Institution. Among CCC...

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Contra Costa often gets overlooked because it is a community college, but I have a different opinion about this school. Contra Costa is a great school! In my two years that I've been here I have learned so much. I feel like I have been prepared with...

” – Mia Janay from San Pablo, CA
North Hennepin Community College

North Hennepin Community College is a 2-year institution on the northwestern outskirts of the Minneapolis area. NHCC confers associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 academic programs, but they also partner with several colleges and...

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North Hennepin Community College is a college with a atmosphere that draws you in. Everyone, from students to staff are ALWAYS WILLING to help each other out. Everyone in college is going after a specific goal, at NHCC, we make sure we get everyone...

” – Mare from Spring Lake Park, MN

Los Medanos College is a 2-year community college with two campuses to the northeast of the Bay Area. Among its 35 academic programs, Los Medanos grants degrees and certificates in fields such as Travel Marketing and Recording Arts and provides free...

Anderson University (IN)

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Anderson, Indiana, and it is affiliated with the Christian Church of God. AU’s mission is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society through their five...

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Although I'm only finishing up my first semester here at Anderson, I feel like I am well on my way to bigger and better things. Because of the smaller class sizes, I definitely get more individualized attention. Also, you really get to know your...

” – Ryan from Saint Clairsville, OH

CUNY York College is a public college based in Queens, New York. It is a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund and part of the City University of New York system. Popular areas of study include social work, business, and psychology, as well as their...

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this is a noble institution that provide students with excellent educational, social and moral opportunities to help them to become better citizens in our society. york is a home away from home for many international students and they are known for...

” – janell from Jamaica, NY
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Originally founded as a Native American liberal arts college, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a 4-year public school in southeast North Carolina and the only college in the United States founded by and for Native Americans. UNCP is...

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The teachers at UNCP are very dedicated to their students. In a typical classroom on the UNC-Pembroke campus , you will find maybe twenty students or less to one teacher, meaning that you will get more teacher to student interaction. The teachers...

” – lauren from Mebane, NC
West Virginia Wesleyan College

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a liberal arts institution based in Buckhannon, WV. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the campus is notable for its Georgian red-brick architecture. Many majors require students...

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West Virginia Wesleyan's professors, at least the ones I have taken classes from, are extremely knowledgeable on their subjects that they teach and extremely helpful. The course materials used appertain to the classes significantly.

” – Lyndsey from Clendenin, WV
Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University is a private institution situated in Seguin, TX, offering professional studies as well as the liberal arts and sciences. It is home to a biology field station and the 400-seat Chapel of the Abiding Presence which is used as...

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I entered TLU with 15 hours and was put into a senior level economics class. I have learned a lot through all of my class but even more importantly at TLU you will learn to work with your classmates and professors. If you do not understand something...

” – April from Cibolo, TX
Milligan College
Milligan College, TN
Milligan College

Originally founded as the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Tri-Cities Region of northeast Tennessee. Milligan is home to four schools of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Ministry hosting over...

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Milligan is one of the best academic schools I have found. Out of 7 classes, 6 out of the 7 were taught by people who have a doctorate in their respective field. The professors will do whatever necessary to make sure that you understand the material...

” – Elizabeth from Cincinnati, OH
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...

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St. Philip's community college is a great school to attend your first two years of college. The staff and teachers really care about the students and will do everything they can to help you be successful. I'm so glad chose to attend St. Philip's...

” – Janielle
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Founded in 1901, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution based in rural Weatherford, OK. The institution is rated as having “selective” admissions and is home to The Business Enterprise Center, which researches to advance...

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What you learn is very dependent on what you put into it. If you're really eager to learn, there are a ton of great faculty that are eager to share their knowledge.

” – Jace from Chicago, IL

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...

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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
Southern University and A & M College

Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year public Historically Black College and University in Baton Rouge and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, SUBR is Louisiana’s...

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Classes are challenging and they prepare you for your field.

” – alexis from Stone Mountain, GA

Ohio Dominican University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. The college utilizes a unique core curriculum which consists of four seminars that revolve around one deep, philosophical question per year. Students...

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I am a learning a lot at ODU through the small classes and intimate learning experiences. As a Business major in my sophomore year, I have begun to learn about real skills that I will need in my career. Also, as ODU is a Liberal Arts College, I...

” – Elise from Cleveland, OH

West Valley College is a 2-year community college at the southwest edge of Silicon Valley. WVC offers programs and certificates in 44 academic departments including an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program training students in aerial videography and...

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I was accepted to San Jose State University and then kicked out because I did not make the payment deadline for orientation. I am now in my second year at West Valley and I love it. The teachers are amazing and love what they are doing. All of my...

” – Kicked out of SJSU
Normandale Community College

The largest college in the state, Normandale Community College, was founded in 1968 and offers a variety of 2-year degrees and certificates. NCC offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), which is filled with a set of general education courses...

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Yes the teachers at Normandale are very helpful and friendly. Normandale is a good cheap alternative to traditional 4 year colleges. Some of my past teachers have been teachers at st. Thomas and the university of Minnesota as well.

” – Anthony from Richfield, MN

Washington Adventist University is a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The university is made up of three schools: Arts and Social Services, Health Professions, Science, and Wellness, and Graduate and...

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I don't go to this school, but I see that this school is a very spiritual school where you will learn more God and interact with others. You will learn as much of you can no matter how hard the challenge is. Just make the best of it.

” – Liselle from Brooklyn, NY

Norwalk Community College is a 2-year community college in southwest Connecticut. NCC awards degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and many classes are available online. The NCC enrollment is very diverse and includes students from 87...

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Norwalk Community College is a wonderful school with awsome programs. The teachers are outstanding.

” – Waltecia from Bridgeport, CT
Georgia Military College

Georgia Military College is a public, 2-year institution located in the city of Milledgeville. GMC consists of 13 campuses throughout the state of Georgia, with an online campus for distance learners, and a prep school for middle school and high...

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I'm going to do my best to learn as much as i can.

” – Deondre from Hinesville, GA
Concordia College at Moorhead

Concordia College at Moorhead is a private and Christian liberal arts school that is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Undergraduate research opportunities are available and culminate with a presentation at the Celebration of Student...

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Like any school, Concordia has its ups and downs. I have mostly discovered ups, however. The academics are challenging but still enjoyable.

” – Elizabeth from Rochester, MN

Wharton County Junior College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Texas. Along with its main campus in Wharton, the college also maintains satellite locations in Bay City, Richmond, and Sugar Land. WCJC aims to provide...

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this junior college is a wonderful experience for students who are just coming from high school or people who are wishing to continue there education. the environment gives you a feel of being in a main college campus classroom, but the ability to...

” – Amanda from Sugar Land, TX

With campus a short drive from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Rogue Community College is a 2-year institution in southern Oregon. RCC is home to 51 academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. Utilizing its wooded...

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I feel Rogue community College is an excellent jump off point. The instructors as well as the students are very enjoyable. Instructors are well versed in the areas in which they teach, which is always a plus.

” – Bill from Medford, OR

Norco College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s inland empire region focusing on courses centered around emerging technologies. Featuring a diverse and multicultural student body, Norco is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving...

Landmark College

Landmark College is a private liberal arts and sciences college designed for students diagnosed with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, attention disorders such as ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder. The Vermont campus houses a research institute...

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I'd be a great experience for people with learning disabilities to be able to attend Landmark College. People wouldn't feel like they're alone because they have a disability. Honestly, everyone is unique by being who they are.

” – Kylie from Waipahu, HI

Indiana University Southeast is a public, 4-year university established on a suburban, 180-acre campus in New Albany. Students can choose from 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well a number of minors and licenses. IU...

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Great instructors. In all the time I attended, all of my classes were taught by MA's or PhD's. No grad students, yay!

” – Christopher from New Albany, IN

Tougaloo College is a private, historically black institution established in Madison County, Mississippi. The college offers undergraduate degree programs in 29 fields of study, as well as graduate degree programs in both Education and Child...

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I am learning a great deal here.

” – Mousetta from Macon, MS
City University of Seattle

The City University of Seattle is a private, 4-year institution in the state of Washington, and is part of a nonprofit organization named the National University System. Along with the college’s home campus, CityU also maintains more than 15 campuses...

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Originally founded as the only liberal arts college in the United States with a focus on Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York system in Manhattan...

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I learned so much in this college. I was only attending for a semester and I feel so much more educated than before I attended. The classes are not too big and the teachers focus on their students rather than getting paid. They have a lot of computer...

” – Priscilla from Kissimmee, FL
The University of Texas at El Paso

Founded in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso is a 4-year public institution situated on the US-Mexico border and the second-oldest school in the UT system. With a majority Mexican-American student body, UTEP is home to 10 colleges conferring...

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Living in the UTEP dorms has been an incredible journey. The safety is highly dependable since we use our registered school ID's to access doors. No one can get in unless the student allows them in, and the scenery everyday is remarkable. The dorm I...

” – Allison - El Paso, TX

The College of Marin is a public, 2-year institution established in California, with two facilities located in Kentfield and Novato. COM offers more than 40 associate’s degrees and certificates, many of which include courses that are available online...

Concordia University in Ann Arbor is a Christian, liberal arts institution in the state of Michigan. CU-Ann Arbor encourages students to live uncommon lives for the betterment of themselves and their community, advocating for both student service and...

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A Great Learning Enviornment.
Christ Centered.
Allows you the best chance for success.

” – Antonio- Junior Transfer Student
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is a public institution affiliated with both Indiana University and Purdue University. IPFW offers health sciences degrees from Indiana University and all other degrees from Purdue University. Favored...

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IPFW offers a variety of courses that students can choose from. So far, all of the classes I have taken at IPFW have been very interesting and the advisors do their best to place you in a class that is right for you.

” – Amela from Fort Wayne, IN
University of Northwestern-St Paul

The University of Northwestern in St. Paul is a Christian, liberal arts university established north of St. Paul in the town of Rosewood. Along with traditional coursework, undergraduate students at UNW are also required to attend a daily chapel...

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Northwestern is a school that is just challenging enough without forcing the students to do an impossible amount of work. Every single class is full of interesting information and the professors really help the students in their classes to learn and...

” – Anna from Marine On St. Croix, MN

Buena Vista University is a private, 4-year institution established in Storm Lake, Iowa. The college offers over 50 academic programs and 90 majors and minors, with primary focus given to their Science, Education, and Business programs. As the...

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Everyday I learn something new from the teachers and students on campus. I learned that smaller schools are great schools to go to if you are really worried bout your education; they want you to pass higher than a C (you can only pass classes if you...

” – Ashley from Saint Louis, MO

Founded by the American Baptist Churches, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian liberal arts college in South Dakota’s largest city. USF’s Christ-centered academic programs are home to more than 40 majors and open to all students who wish to...

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The University of Sioux Falls is an incredible school of academics, opportunities, and community. I cannot have imagined starting my life anywhere else. I'm not a number, but a student; not a statistic, by a searching and seeking soul; not just a...

” – Lindsey from Colton, SD
Alderson Broaddus University

With campus overlooking the Tygart River Valley, Alderson Broaddus University is a 4-year private school in eastern West Virginia. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and West Virginia Baptist Convention, AB confers bachelor’s degrees...

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I like the small campus and the student to teacher ration. The classes are typically small so that's always a plus.

” – Christian from Teaneck, NJ

Quinsigamond Community College is a 2-year community college in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC offers over 60 associate degree programs and 50 certificates. Outside of the classroom, the Credit for Prior Learning program affords the chance to earn QCC...

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During my time here I have learned alot. The teacher's were always willing to help whoever was struggling, and they always answered any questions that I had.

” – Timothy from Auburn, MA

Southern Maine Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in the city of South Portland, with a satellite campus located in Brunswick. The college offers over 40 academic programs in five different divisions of study...

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The teachers here at SMCC give a real life prospective on what you are going to see out in the field. At times they will throw a lot of valuable information at you, but it is well needed information for your success at SMCC.

” – Stephen from Freeport, ME

Moreno Valley College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s inland empire with classes in seven academic departments and an Honors Program. MVC takes advantage of its location to offer biology and chemistry students the opportunity...

The College of Saint Elizabeth is a private co-educational Catholic institution located in New Jersey, less than an hour train ride from New York City. Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and as one of the first colleges to...

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You develop personal relationships with the professors, and they hold you accountable for your work, so you work hard so as not to disappoint them!

” – amazingalli
Sewanee-The University of the South

Sewanee, The University of the South, is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Tennessee. Operated by the dioceses of the Episcopal Church, Sewanee offers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors. In addition, Swanee holds a partnership with...

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The University of the South is essentially a big community. You will make lots of friends, you will have a lot of fun at frat parties, there is plenty of opportunity for community service and leadership positions in various clubs. Also, the Sewanee...

” – Daniel from Cowan, TN

Established in the wake of the Watts Riots to provide educational opportunities for an underserved community, Los Angeles Southwest College is a 2-year community college offering degrees in 10 academic departments. Over 50 percent of LASC students...

University of Jamestown

The University of Jamestown is a private, 4-year institution located in the state of North Dakota. The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with its highest-level program a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The UJ...

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jamestown college is an affordable private school where faculty and staff are dedicated to christian ethics and student success.

” – Amanda from Jamestown, ND

Eastern Mennonite University is a Christian-based liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley. All students are required to spend part of their academic career studying in another culture as a guest of a local host family or traveling abroad...

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EMU is a great school with a beautiful campus where you can build strong connections with fellow students for lifelong friendships, and with professors for great references after college or summer internships. At EMU, a cross cultural is worked into...

” – Shelby from Lancaster, PA

County College of Morris is a public, 2-year institution established in Randolph, New Jersey. The college offers over 80 associate and degree programs in 20 fields of study, including Allied Health, Art & Design, Communication, Landscape &...

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As a nursing major at the County College of Morris, I am taking many difficult courses such as microbiology and anatomy & physiology. Only in my second semester at County, I have learned so many great things from my professors. They inspire me to...

” – courtney from Randolph, NJ
CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College is a public institution affiliated with the City University of New York system and based in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The school offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum. Lehman College is part of the College...

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This is a truly beautiful campus that somehow makes you think you are way out of the city. And...only a street away from the #4 Subway and 3 away from the D. It offers such a wide variety of programs and degrees: the arts, sciences, humanities...

” – Ahamed from Elmhurst, NY