Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Criminal justice degrees focus on the delivery of justice to individuals who have committed crimes by those who have studied and analyzed criminal behavior and rehabilitation. Criminal justice degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor, and graduate levels, and certificates can be earned post-education to learn more about specific areas of criminal justice. Ideal candidates are honest, driven by a sense of responsibility, and are observant.

Associate Level

An associate’s in criminal justice, like most 2-year programs, is considered an introduction into the field. In the case of criminal justice, though, it’s enough to obtain entry-level positions. The curriculum will contain an introduction to criminology, as well as a focus on understanding the theories behind the American criminal justice system.

Careers for those with an associate degree include: Police Officer, Campus Security Officer, Victim Advocacy Counselor, Probation Officer, Corrections Officer, Evidence Technician, Youth Detention Counselor. The average salary with an associate’s is $35,000.

Baccalaureate

Earning a bachelor’s in criminal justice provides more insight into the courts and corrections systems. This 4-year program can be obtained as either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, depending on whether you want to work in a technical or scientific field. Both will take a deeper look into research methods and ethical concerns in criminal justice, as well as alternatives to incarceration.

Career paths for criminal justice degree-holders include: Corrections Officer/Manager, FBI Agent, Police Officer, Private Investigator, Forensic Accountant, Crime Scene Investigator, Paralegal, Air Marshal, US Marshal, Custom & Border Patrol Agent, Emergency Management Director, Secret Service Agent, Transportation Security Screeners, Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Fish and Game Warden, Bailiff, Court Clerk, Information Security Analyst, Document Examiner, Diplomatic Security Agent, IRS Criminal Investigator, Probate Investigator. Entry-level pay for criminal justice fields is $40,000.

Graduate Education

The next level in criminal justice is a master’s degree, and this level delves deeper in research methods and statistics, along with policy analysis. Curriculum will likely include courses on victimology, criminal mind and behavior, budgeting and planning, issues in policing, and contemporary issues in corrections. A graduate degree in criminal justice typically leads to higher levels within the same types of workplaces as a bachelor’s, such as supervisor, director, or manager.

Taking criminal justice to the next educational level, a PhD is, as usual, an indication of a life of research and academia. The primary goal is to seek out better crime control through understanding crime and justice. Educational, research, and advanced public policy roles are the natural progression after earning a PhD in Criminal Justice.

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Colleges

Saint Cloud State University

With campus located along the Mississippi River, St. Cloud State University is a 4-year public institution and one of the largest universities in Minnesota. St. Cloud State confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic programs and is the only...

“…I am currently finishing up my first semester of college. I am in general education classes now and they aren't as hard as I thought they would be. The library here is a great place to go to study and finish assignments. ” – Amber from Champlin, MN

California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conventions. The 160-acre campus in Riverside, CA, features 10 schools and colleges that offer 76 bachelor’s degrees with Christ-centered...

“…CBU has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have been able to meet great people and build long lasting friendships. Most of all CBU makes it easy to build your relationship with God. ” – Alison from Redlands, CA

University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia is a public university in Dahlonega, an hour north of Atlanta, and is a member of University System of Georgia. The university offers more than 100 programs of study through five academic colleges, boasting 50 academic...

“…Both in and out of the classroom you will be constantly learning things. If you join the corps of cadets you will learn even more. ” – Daniel from Gibsonia, PA

Lincoln Memorial University

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, Lincoln Memorial University is a liberal arts college in northeast Tennessee. LMU offers over 30 bachelor’s degree programs including one of the only Conservation Biology majors in the United States. To ease the...

“…Very small school with a high school type of environment. Small classes and more teacher student interactions that not many other schools can offer. Student body is quite involved in all collegiate athletics” – Javier from Fayetteville, NC

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is a private, open-enrollment institution established in the state of Arizona. The college is home to over sixty campuses around the country, as well as a heavily populated online campus. Students attending this for-profit...

“…I have had several schools tell me that they can give me just as good of an education as the University of Phoenix, but for a lot less money, and I always reply with: I am happy where I am, I like everything and everyone at the University of Phoenix,...” – Sandy from Argyle, WI

Middle Tennessee State University

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

“…I'm in the music program and all the teachers are wonderful here! They are really encouraging and want you to enjoy learning. I'm also in the Honors college and all of my general education courses that I have been taking have been honors. The classes...” – Megan from Manchester, TN

Northern Michigan University

With campus overlooking Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University is a public school and the largest university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. NMU confers undergrad and graduate degrees in 177 academic programs and all students receive either a...

“…My best friend I are going to be freshmen fall of 2012 at NMU! Couldnt be more excited to be attending such an amazing school with such great programs are professors!” – Mackenzie from Traverse City, MI

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is a 4-year public school in the Research Triangle and an Historically Black College and University. NCCU is home to six colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 32 academic majors and is the first...

“…This school is amazing. So much school pride, it's contagious! There are many opportuities for studetns to get involved on campus. ” – Olivia from Joliet, IL

Utah Valley University

With campus a short distance from Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is a public school in northern Utah and the largest public university in the state. UVU is a dual mission institution combining a teaching university and community college to confer...

“…Utah Valley is a fantastic university. This is a school I'd highly recommend to any one who wants a good education as well as have fun. The school diversity is wonderful and the staff and student body are all great. ” – Rebecca from Sagamore Beach, MA

Tiffin University

Tiffin University is a private, 4-year institution located in Ohio and founded in 1888. It is a military-friendly school and houses the first public building to be wired for electricity in the nation. Criminal justice and law enforcement...

“…Tiffin is great! It has plenty of activities, the teachers there are great; I never though college could give me that one on one experience. Lastly, I cannot say how awesome the Heminger center is 4 basketball courts, an indoor track field, and a...” – Robert from Tiffin, OH

Indiana Tech

The Indiana Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Indiana Tech, is a 4-year college located in Fort Wayne, IN, that was founded in 1930. Indiana Tech offers 58 career-focused degree programs through their seven academic divisions, as well...

“…It is a small campus, but growing. Friendly atmosphere. We are a close family of students and athletes. ” – Tyler from Muncie, IN

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is a public institution and senior military college in Charleston. The Citadel confers undergrad degrees in 23 academic majors and all students become part of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. In...

“…The Citadel has been ranked #1 School in the South two years in a row. It is a institution of higher learning striving to mold the minds, morals, and bodies of the next generation of leaders. It is easy to get into but hard to stay.” – Wyatt from Decatur, IL

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a private institution located in Bristol, RI, that was named for a 17th century visionary who advocated for religious liberty, equality, and a government free of religion. What began as a junior college back in 1956 is...

“…Roger Williams is an academically challenging university. It provides fantastic support systems for incoming freshman during the tough transition phase. Roger Williams has a great social life for those who are not interested in involvement with drugs...” – Girl from MA

Faulkner University

Originally founded as Montgomery Bible School, Faulkner University is a Christian liberal arts school in Montgomery affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Faulkner confers undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors and its honors program...

“…Faulkner awlways trys to help you learn but you have to help them” – Lisa from Wetumpka, AL

Santa Fe College is a 2-year community college in north central Florida and a member of the Florida College System. Santa Fe offers nine bachelor’s degrees and is also home to over 100 associate degree-granting programs. In addition to classroom...

“…The classes are only 20-35 students so each person has a good chance to get extra help if needed.” – Crystal from Florahome, FL

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Located in the Rocky Mountain Region, The University of Colorado Springs is a public research institution. U.S. News & World Report lists the school as #6 in Top Public Schools. UCCS has many LEED Gold Certification buildings on campus, uses solar...

“…I started learning a lot of great things as soon as I started attending here, not just in the classroom but from the many mentors and leaders they have available for advice on campus. Also, in classes, many teachers bring in information from world...” – Kimberly from Thornton, CO

Robert Morris University

Named for an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris University is a 4-year private school in the greater Pittsburgh area. RMU hosts schools of Business, Engineering, Humanities, and Nursing granting degrees in over 80...

“…loads of opportunities for work study, internships, and extra curriculars. but, academics are front and center and are led by world class faculty. there is a lot of financial aid available, too!” – RMU Colonial

Salem State University

Established in 1854, Salem State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Salem State grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic programs with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. In addition to classroom facilities, Salem...

“…I think Salem State University is a great four year institution, and I am extremely happy that I chose to go here out of all the schools I applied to. The class are small and the professors really care about how you are doing and are really there for...” – Emma from New Bedford, MA

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY

With campus overlooking the Hudson River, Mercy College is a 4-year private school in the New York City metro area and a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Mercy hosts schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social...

“…Ive talked to a lot of professors, fellow students and even sat in on a couple classes. It was wonderful they are small in number this allows you the opportunity to get to know your teachers and your fellow classmates and obtain the one on one help...” – SHAUNTE from SAINT ALBANS, NY

Hartwick College

Founded in 1797, Hartwick College is a liberal arts institution in central New York State. Hartwick confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic fields of study and also offers a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program allowing students to save on tuition...

“…The professors are extremely nice and fully knowledgeable. I spent an hour during a visit just chatting with a pre-law advisor. The staff seems close knit and able to have very personable relationships with both other professors and students. If you...” – Sarah from Liverpool, NY

University of Central Missouri

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

“…At the University of Central Missouri has a friendly atmosphere. Everyone as soon as you step foot on the the campus you are already great with a friendly hello and people eager to assist you with anything you need. Here you are apart of a community...” – Esaias from Warrensburg, MO

Millikin University

Affiliated with the Presbyterian church, Millikin University is a 4-year private school in central Illinois. Millikin encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Professional Studies conferring degrees in over 100 academic...

“…The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their respected subject areas. I feel like I am at the best school for my major and will get a great education that will set me up for a successful career. Most classes are under thirty students, so each...” – Kristin from Springfield, IL

Charleston Southern University

Originally founded as Baptist College, Charleston Southern University is a Christian school in the greater Charleston area and the only Christian college in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. CSU grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic...

“…This school is fantastic if you are looking for a college with a small Christian atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody. The teachers are great. they know you by your name and personality not by your student id number.” – Shelby from Charleston, SC

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

Founded by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a Catholic-affiliated institution in the greater Boston area. Merrimack is home to five schools conferring over 100 undergrad and graduate degrees. As a Catholic college, Merrimack...

“…The Classes are great. The Professors are always there for you. ” – PRESTON from Wareham, MA

The University of Findlay

Founded in 1882, the University of Findlay is a private institution based in Findlay, OH. UF is affiliated with the Churches of God General Conference and is rated as having “more selective” admissions. The school offers liberal arts-based degree...

“…The classes are really small for the most part. I am a Pre-vet student, it's a popular major here so the classes get filled up quickly and are really full. They almost always open up another class to choose. The professors care about the students and...” – Jessica from Wauseon, OH

Carroll University

Carroll University is a selective liberal arts college located Waukesha, Wisconsin, with an affiliation to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1846, Carroll University was the first 4-year higher learning institution in the state and began with...

“…On average, the class sizes are about the size of a high school class (20-30 students), which means each student has a better opportunity to talk to their professor. I am someone who really likes science, so I really enjoy how the science labs have...” – Erin from Appleton, WI

Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough Community College is a 2-year community college in Tampa. Hillsborough confers associate degrees and certificates in over 190 academic programs. In addition to classroom space, HCC features two art galleries on its Dale Mabry and Ybor...

“…Coming out of high school, I was not expecting professors who were so passionate about what they were teaching. Some of them might be a little stricter than others but regardless they are all still there to help you learn. As long as you don't waste...” – Julia from Tampa, FL

Marywood University

Marywood University is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church that’s located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood University’s 115-acre campus houses three colleges, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of...

“…The professors here are amazing. They are friendly and well-versed in the subjects that they teach. When they say you can come to them if you have any problems or need any extra help, they sincerely mean it. ” – Suzanne from Meshoppen, PA

University of the Incarnate Word

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic school in San Antonio and an Hispanic-serving institution. The largest Catholic university in the state of Texas, UIW is home to 11...

“…Incarnate Word is a friendly, and humble university. It's very multicultural and has students from all over the world. The resources here for your education are plentiful.” – Morrissey from San Antonio, TX

Plymouth State University

With a campus nestled at the foot of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University is a 4-year research university in central New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. PSU confers undergraduate degrees in 53 majors and all classes utilize an integrated cluster...

“…I've only completed my first semester, but I've learned so much. I took a class called Environmental Geography. I knew that the world had it's problems, but this course really opened my eyes to the real problems of the world. I also took a course...” – Esia from Hudson, NH

Alfred University

Founded in 1836, Alfred University is a 4-year private school situated in a valley in western New York State. Alfred hosts five colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 40 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities, Alfred...

“…This review is being written in complete and total contrast from 'Tulane Tom'. I am not sure if he is even describing the same university. Tom says that the ceramic engineering program, regarded as one of the best in the world, is built up to nothing...” – Matthew from Russell, PA

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Founded by the Society of Mary, Chaminade University of Honolulu is a Christian institution and Hawaii’s only Catholic university. Chaminade is home to six academic departments conferring over 25 undergrad and graduate degree programs. As one of only...

“…Chaminade University follows the five characteristics of Marianist universities with great pride. The faculty and staff are always there to help and there are many events on campus for students to get involved in. Overall, Chaminade provides a loving...” – Kaloke from Honolulu, HI

Founded in 1859, Averett University is a private 4-year institution situated in Danville, Virginia. Averett University is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia but welcomes students of all faith, or non-faith, backgrounds. Top...

“…the small classes offer a more personal level with the professors making easier to pay attention” – Joey from Richmond, VA

Catawba College

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and houses a wildlife refuge and ecological preserve on campus. Study abroad opportunities are offered...

“…Great teachers. Many have the highest degree possible in their field.” – Ronald from Cartersville, GA

The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, The College of New Jersey is a 4-year public institution in the Trenton area. TCNJ is home to seven colleges and schools including the oldest teacher-training program in the state. In addition to...

“…College does change an individual, and I certainly am no exception. I went to TCNJ expecting to gain better writing skills and become immersed in learning about the journalistic world. In actuality, the real learning came from outside the classroom...” – Brianna from Matawan, NJ

East Tennessee State University

Originally founded as a normal school, East Tennessee State University is a 4-year public university and part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. ETSU is home to 11 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees...

“…I have learned a lot in the classes I have taken so far. I really learned a lot in my computer class and have enjoyed my teachers thus far. After taking sociology class, I decided to take more sociology in the future possibly making it a minor.” – Morgan from Bluff City, TN

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College is a Catholic liberal arts school dedicated to teaching students in the Sisters of Notre Dame tradition. NDC is based in South Euclid, Ohio, and houses the tolerance outreach center, the Abrahamic Center, which promotes interfaith...

“…Notre Dame offers a very personal educational experience with lots of free support.” – Jaimie from Galloway, OH

York College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on an urban, 50-acre campus in Nebraska. York offers 26 on-campus bachelor’s degree programs, as well as two online master’s degree programs in Education and Organizational Leadership...

“…The classes are great here and all the teachers are so willing to help.” – Megan from Grand Island, NE

Daytona State College

Daytona State College is a 2-year community college in eastern Florida. Daytona State hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health granting degrees and certificates. Additionally, DSC is home to the Advanced Technology College allowing...

“…I can't believe how easy it's been to go back to school. Daytona State (currently at the Deltona Campus) has practically held my hand, and walked me through enrollment. ” – Donna from Deltona, FL

Oklahoma City University

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City University is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences university in Oklahoma’s capital city. OKCU hosts 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. For...

“…I'm a BFA Acting major and I feel that I am learning a great amount for my field. The one-on-one time with the professors is great; they know you by name and are able to get to know you better so that they can better help you in problem areas.” – Kaylea from Aubrey, TX

Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO

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

“…All teachers are generally consistent with their teaching and availability to help you understand.” – Chelsia from Kansas City, MO

Austin Peay State University

Named for a former state governor, Austin Peay State University is a public institution in north Tennessee. Austin Peay is home to colleges of Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and STEM conferring undergraduate degrees. In...

“…The teachers here are very helpful.They have open door polices for students.They teach to u not at u which is always good.” – Terralee from Mount Juliet, TN

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University

Regent University is a private, non denominational evangelical institution based on the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. It is a military-friendly university with a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study communications, biblical...

“…Regent is a very engaging and rigorous school. The faculty are extremely accessible and helpful. I very much enjoy their programs construction and instruction. ” – Brenden from Vienna, VA

University of Central Arkansas

Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is a 4-year public school and one of the oldest universities in the state. UCA awards undergraduate degrees in 86 academic programs and is one of the largest producers of teachers in Arkansas. For...

“…I am a second semester freshman. In the classes i have taken so far, I have learned so much! The science department here is a really great one. If you are struggling in any of your classes there are people, including your professors that are here and...” – Megan from Sherwood, AR

The University of Central Oklahoma is a 4-year public school in the Oklahoma City metro area and one of the oldest universities in the southwest United States. UCO oversees six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 121 areas of study and operates...

“…The University of Central Oklahoma is very beautiful inside and out. Campus is well kept, teachers are nice, and the education is top notch. I would recommend this school to anyone trying to further their education. 10 out of 10! ” – Justin from Edmond, OK

National University

National University is a private not-for-profit institution with multiple locations throughout California and one campus in Nevada. NU provides concentrated programs aimed at adult learners with courses scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The...

“…National University has a wide range of courses. Their instructors are quite diverse in knowledge and experience. Ever since I transferred here I stopped screwing around and got my academic path together, you kind of have no choice but to succeed...” – Andrew from La Quinta, CA

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Originally founded as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public school and flagship campus of the U of A System. The oldest institution of higher-learning in the state, UAF is home to nine...

“…Academically, most of my teachers were great and friendly, but I didn't feel like the course work was very rigorous. This would probably also depend on what major you're pursuing. If you're in the biology department, there's a lot of opportunities...” – Someone from Fairbanks, AK

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...

“…I have learned a lot while attending this school. I have been going here for over a year and have been happy with all my instructors. The professors are friendly and helpful when you need information. The classes were not too easy or too difficult. ” – Nathan from Ira Twp, MI

South Carolina State University

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

“…My school is beyond amazing for an biology student like myself. My favorite HBCU in the nation and my favorite biology program. SCSU is my number one school and I won't go nowhere else, it's like home.” – Alexis from Timmonsville, SC

Methodist University

Methodist University is a private institution based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study accounting, biology, or fire...

“…It has a beautiful campus, and is easily accessible. Very progressive in its future endeavours. All around a fun, and worth while University to attend.” – Ben from Cameron, NC

Oakland Community College is a public 2-year institution with headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with an open admissions policy. OCC operates five campuses and is the largest community college in the state. Nearly half of all OCC students...

“…Almost all of my teachers have been great! They were helpful when I was having trouble, and most of their teaching methods were successful. ” – Cynthia from Troy, MI

York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Pennsylvania emphasizing experience-based learning. York hosts five colleges of Communication, Education, Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s...

“…York College is the perfect mix of having a small enough population that you will see familiar faces and feel like you are a part of the community, but a large enough population that there are always new people to meet. I believe my decision to...” – Alia from Brinklow, MD

Elmira College

Elmira College is a private, coeducational liberal arts school located in Elmira, New York, and nationally recognized as the “Twain Site” as the guardian to the Quarry Farm and home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as well as the Mark Twain...

“…I have learned a lot through the required freshman courses. Freshman writing has taught me a lot about writing that I didn't learn in high school. Encore has helped me to broaden my view on music and performing arts. Community service has taught me...” – Megan from Lawrenceville, NJ

Bellevue College

Bellevue College is a public institution with an open admissions policy based in Bellevue, Washington. Popular programs at the school include liberal arts and humanities, business, and network, database, and system administration. Bellevue operates a...

“…Being here is absolutly great. I am learning alot and do feel like I am getting a University level education even though Bellevue college isnt classified as a University. The classes here are about 30-40 students which allow you for a lot of one on...” – Tyler from Renton, WA

Curry College

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private institution based in Milton, Massachusetts. The school operates a main campus near a state park in Norfolk county and a satellite campus in Plymouth. All students must take a General Education curriculum...

“…Curry is a great College to go to, its small campus is great for meeting close friends. The clas sizes are small and it makes it easy for me to flourish here. ” – annon

Benedict College

Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a liberal arts college and an HBCU. It is a private institution based in Columbia, South Carolina, and home to the Benedict College Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

“…i loves it alot. they helps you in every way they can. they want to see you succeed.” – Michelle from Columbia, SC

St Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College is a public institution that operates multiple small campuses around Pinellas County, Florida. SPC is part of the Florida College System and is recognized as a state college. Popular majors include medical records technician,...

“…There certain classes that should not be taken online, like speech or one you need lots of instruction.” – Tyler from Clearwater, FL

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is a two-year institution and the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The school operates six campuses and offers 1-2 year technical certification and associate degree programs....

“…This school offers a lot more than just your pre-requisite classes. You'd be surprised if I told you this school has a lot to offer. Classes for the student that wants to own a major business to classes for the student who wants to become a med...” – Michelle from CENTREVILLE, VA

Husson University

Originally founded as a school of teaching and telegraphy, Husson University is a 4-year private university in coastal Maine with a focus on the sciences and humanities. Husson is home to five colleges, of Health, Pharmacy, Business, Communications,...

“…I visited this school during an open house and I fell in love with it immediately. I can't wait to attend this fall, and I am really looking forward to all of the different things I will learn and do while I am there.” – Rachel from Anson, ME

Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year institution calling Danbury, CT, home. The university is comprised of two campuses within 3 miles of each other: a 34-acre campus downtown called Midtown and a 364-acre campus called Westside. WCSU is...

“…With professors that are clearly knowledgeable in their respective profession, a quality education is sure to be attained while attending WestConn. Not only do every one of the teachers I have studied under have given me a quality education with...” – Michael from Charlton, MA

Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private research institution situated in New Castle, Delaware. It is a member school of both the Middle States Commision on Higher Education and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Wilmington...

“…The teachers really know what they're doing and how to explain it in terms that every student can understand.” – Megan from New Castle, DE

Georgia College & State University

Georgia College and State University is a public liberal arts university located in Millegdeville, GA, and a member of the University System of Georgia. Georgia College is home to schools of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences....

“…With class sizes only 20-25 students teachers have a better chance to get to know you personally and help you with any problems you are having. Just about every class is equipped with power point and computers to help students learn. There is also a...” – Lauren

Viterbo University

Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration as a teaching school for nuns, Viterbo University is a Franciscan Catholic liberal arts college in western Wisconsin. Viterbo is home to three colleges of Business, Education, and Health...

“…many of the classes i took this past semester i had some background knowledge in but the liberal arts education that viterbo provides its students with is amazing. the academics are challenging at times depending on what program you are in. the...” – Laura from Stillwater, MN

William Peace University

William Peace University, situated in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 4-year institution that was founded in 1857. As a member of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium, students have access to classes and library facilities in the surrounding...

Mississippi College

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest university in the state and has “more selective” admissions. It is affiliated with the Baptist Church and houses the Provone Chapel, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It hosts the...

“…Small classes and dedicated professors create a dynamic learning environment where students can work together, ask questions, and a get hands-on learning experience. Most professors' have convenient office hours during which students are encouraged...” – Laura from Collierville, TN

Greensboro College

Greensboro College is a liberal arts school affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in North Carolina. Greensboro is a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon school with “selective” admissions. The curriculum is designed by both the Judeo...

“…i currently play football for greensboro college. i would say the staff there are outstanding including all the professors. i have learned a great deal in a short time.” – Dre

University of Lynchburg

The University of Lynchburg is a private institution located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a affiliated with the Christian Church the Disciples of Christ and has a “selective” admissions process. Lynchburg is...

“…LC has a great environment and is very welcoming. You can always find help when you need it and you never feel alone. LC prepares for life after college and a sincere and genuine way. ” – Tia from VA

Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College is a public community college and member of the Florida College System. The school offers associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as a number of professional certificates. Students earning an associate’s degree from...

“…This is a great college to go to if you are from this area and want to stay home. It's not as expensive as most colleges and the teachers are really nice, and the class times work around your schedule. They have a big selection of degrees and classes...” – Kimberly from Pace, FL

Nassau Community College is a two-year public institution situated in East Garden, New York. It is the largest community college campus in the state and has an open admissions policy. Popular fields of study include nursing, fashion and apparel...

“…Most Professors have a masters degree and most importantly experience in their field. For example, I took a personal finance course over the summer and my professor was a financial advisor or planner. Either way, she had first hand knowledge of the...” – Edwina from Uniondale, NY

Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Rochester, New York. Students attending MCC can enroll in one of many 2+2 programs, in which students can earn an associate’s degree and be guaranteed consequent enrollment in...

“…MCC is one of the best community colleges. The teachers are wonderful and there are many opportunities for students. ” – Jane Doe

Polk State College is a public 4-year college based in Winter Haven, Florida. Polk State College is committed to diversity and has partnerships with the National Council on Black American Affairs and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and...

“…This college has wonderful teachers who are willing to help each student and they really care about you.” – Faith from Bartow, FL

University of the Cumberlands

The University of the Cumberlands is a private institution located in Williamsburg, Kentucky and associated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. UC operates a satellite campus for clinical rotations in Florence, Kentucky.  It is home to the Carl...

“…This University has small class sizes. Your professors will know your name and will be happy to answer your questions after class in their office. They're available on their office phones, email, or in person. And don't be afraid to sit in one of the...” – Biology major

Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University is a public institution located primarily in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The college includes branch campuses in the city of Muskogee, the city of Broken Arrow, and online. NSU has classes available in the day, in the evening,...

“…NSU is a nice school where you feel safe. ” – Tayla from Tulsa, OK

New England College

New England College is a private rural liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire. NEC confers undergraduate degrees in 37 academic fields of study and its Hands On Year Round initiative provides the opportunity for students to reduce costs...

“…The people here at NEC are known for their competition on the court and on the books. Making it a great place for people with competitive edge in them” – Orion - Jersey City, NJ

University of North Alabama

Founded in 1830, the University of North Alabama is a public institution of higher learning based in Florence, AL. UNA is home to an outdoor Memorial Amphitheater and the only 4-year culinary program in the state. Popular majors include nursing,...

“…I am learning a great deal at the University of North Alabama. The instructors seem to genuinely care about your success in the classroom. I enjoy the fact that they take the extra time needed to make sure each student is reaching their full...” – Madison from Slocomb, AL

Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a small public higher education institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina. The university provides a liberal arts program and several professional schools. The school houses a popular Equestrian Center...

“…Here at Lander I find everyday that I am being pushed to my fullest potential. I learn something new everyday that is in my interests. I have picked up great study habits and have learned how to achieve the best grades to benefit my education.” – Jessica from Anderson, SC

Arkansas Tech University

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

“…I absolutely love Arkansas Tech University. It is a wonderful school and I am thrilled that I chose this college. It has a great environment and a wonderful staff.” – Heather from Clinton, AR

SUNY at Fredonia

SUNY at Fredonia is a 4-year public liberal arts college in western New York State and part of the State University of New York system. Fredonia encompasses colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Business, Music, and Performing Arts conferring...

“…All the teachers make themselves available for the students 24/7. If they aren't in their office, they are always reachable by e-mail or phone. They have flexible schedules so if you can't meet with them during their office hours then they schedule a...” – Amoree from Liverpool, NY

University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution based in Detroit, Michigan. The school is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. The school operates three campuses, McNichols, Riverfront, and Corktown, making...

“…I must say that I couldn't have asked for a more challenging curriculum! As a transfer student, I have to admit the things that I've learned here completely blows the college that I previously attended 'out of the water'. I am an Architecture major...” – Kevin from Highland Park, MI

Becker College

Formed by the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions, Becker College is a 4-year college in central Massachusetts and one of the 25 oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Becker is home to five schools across two...

“…I am learning many different ways to communicate with people. Before everyone started school we had many orientations to get to know more people so we weren't lost and didn't know anyone. Everyone is very friendly and helpful no matter what the...” – Stacy from Marlborough, MA

Missouri Southern State University

Originally founded as a junior college, Missouri Southern State University is now a 4-year public institution in southwest Missouri. MSSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences as well as a Law Enforcement...

“…My professors are all very respected in their fields and know what they are talking about. When I don't understand something, they take the time to explain it one on one.” – MSSU student

The College of Saint Rose

Located in Albany, the capital of New York, the College of Saint Rose is a liberal arts institution sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. This 4-year institution is located in the Pine Hill neighborhood, which is noted for its...

“…Classroom settings are ideal for having a average to good relationship with your professor. Most classrooms have about 20 to 30 people in average. The professors I have had so far seem to enjoy their topics, which means that students have to work...” – Anonymous from Brooklyn, NY

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...

“…Love how affordable it is to attend here and how easy it is to get the needed financial aid to have everything covered. I attend on-line and have found that the classes are easy to understand and the requirements for the classes are easy to fulfill. ” – SM from, OH

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is a public institution situated in Tallahassee, Florida. TCC offers associate’s degrees and professional certificates in a wide range of studies, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. It is a member of the...

“…Just because this is a community college does not mean you won't learn a lot! The teachers here are wonderful and, just like any other teacher, they are here for you and want you to strive to do your best. They are always offering help after classes...” – Brittany from Tallahassee, FL

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University is a public institution located off the Susquehanna River and near the Bald Eagle Mountains in Pennsylvania. The school is known for their STEP Initiative which prepares students for a technology-driven workforce by requiring...

“…After visiting campus, I am nearly 100% satisified with the available programs. In addition to the available programs, Lock Haven offers a small, yet welcoming campus with fewer than average class sizes compared to other colleges and universities....” – Daniel from Pennsylvania

SUNY Morrisville

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

“…I think that it is a wonderful college. It offers many different degrees and programs. They also have professors that really understand the students and are very helpful as well.” – Cheyanne from Earlville, NY

Colorado Christian University

Originally founded in 1914 as the Denver Bible Institute, Colorado Christian University is a 4-year interdenominational Christian college in the Denver area. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors and 37 minors. As a Christian...

“…Colorado Christian University is all about community and helping students grow in Christ. The professors and the rest of the staff are 100% about helping you succeed and become a knowledgable, mature Christian.” – Kailynn from Westminster, CO

Amarillo College

Amarillo College is a two-year public institution based in Amarillo, Texas. The school has an open admissions policy and confers both professional certifications and associate degrees. AC is home to a STEM Research Center which houses several...

“…When i first started out i knew nothing about going to college, but thanks to all the employees at Amarillo College I have learned so much about attending school. ” – Samantha from Amarillo, TX

Eastern Florida State College

Eastern Florida State College is a public institution with four campus locations around Brevard County, FL. It is part of the Florida College System and operates an aerospace program at the Kennedy Space Center. The school provides vocational...

“…Most of the classes you'll take at BCC are the basic classes you'd take in the first two years of any four-year degree program, so you're not likely to find much that is specific to your desired school of study actually on the path towards your...” – Emily from Rockledge, FL

Washburn University

Originally founded as a combination high school/private Congregational school, Washburn University is a 4-year university in the Kansas state capital of Topeka. Washburn hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic fields...

“…Washburn University is a great school, anyone can feel like they belong here. It's diverse and the faculty are absolutely great. My first year here has been remarkable.” – Taneshia from Topeka, KS

Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Virginia. The college maintains four campuses and a number of centers throughout the region in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Academics...

“…If you check out your teachers on ratemyprof, I find you can get the best education for your dollar. The teachers I picked based on good reviews are excellent, and motivate me to learn. ” – D from Virginia Beach, VA

University of Providence

Founded by a group of nuns and the local bishop, the University of Providence is a Catholic liberal arts institution in Great Falls. UP is home to schools of Liberal Arts and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. As a...

“…An amazing school with small class room sizes. Helpful teachers that would go the extra mile to help you pass. Many degree options to choose from. ” – Rico from Van Nuys, CA

Claflin University

Claflin University is a private HBCU and independent institution based in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The school provides a career-oriented liberal arts education. It is a member of the United Negro College Fund and affiliated with the United...

“…Yes, I've learn so much that I earn 20 credit hrs. as a first semester freshmen in the spring of 2009, and haved accumulated a 3.33 GPA.” – Michael from Columbia, SC

Trine University

Trine University is a private, 4-year institution established in Angola, Indiana. The college features a number of special academic opportunities, such as the Lifetime Guarantee program which promises graduation within 4 years, the Four Plus One...

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University is a private institution affiliated with the Baptist Church. The CU campus is based in rural Kentucky and is home to the Clay Hill Memorial Forest which is used as an educational and research area for woodland studies....

“…Campbellsville is a great place to learn from professors who actually care about you and your future. You never meet a stranger walking on campus and you feel 100% safe at all hours. This past year at CU has been the best year of my life and I look...” – Laura from Franklin, KY

Indian River State College

Indian River State College is an institution of higher learning based in Fort Pierce, Florida. IRSC has an open door admissions policy and offers a dual-enrollment program for high school students. The school also provides classes for adults who have...

“…Professors are very educated and experienced in their fields! Also, tons of ways to get help or more info in classes that you are struggling in.” – Crista from Fort Pierce, FL

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a 4-year public university in southern Tennessee and one of three campuses in the UT System. UTC hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate...

“…It is a clean, safe campus with friendly staff and friendly students.” – Valeria from Maryville, TN

Originally founded as Strayer’s Business College, Strayer University is a for-profit online university based in northern Virginia designed for working students. Strayer confers bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business, Information Technology, and...

Southeast Missouri State University

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

“…SEMO is a place for every student. With all of our clubs, sports, and Greek life, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. The teachers are fantastic and will help you achieve your academic goals” – Chanelle from Harrisburg, IL

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Oklahoma. Students attending classes at TCC can choose between the Metro campus, the Northeast campus, the Southeast campus, the West campus, the Owasso Community...

“…I had an o.k. teacher, didnt really go out of his way to teach.” – Holly from Tulsa, OK