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

Elms College

Elms College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA, Elms is a Catholic college and offers mass Monday through Thursday, as well as missions trips, programs,...

“…The professors at Elms college are really helpful. They understand that you pay to be there and are there for a great education. A lot of them are willing to help you outside of the classroom and have many different techniques to help many different...” – Kelsey

Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University is a 4-year public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. GSW is home to five colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic areas of study. Additionally, Georgia...

“…GSW has a beautiful, safe, and friendly campus. All of the staff are equipped with the knowledge and willingness to help you with whatever you need. There is a wide variety of courses and majors to chose from. ” – Chelsea from Shellman, GA

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a public institution and part of the Florida College system. FSCJ is a military-friendly school. FSCJ operates four campuses throughout Jacksonville and several academic centers, including the Cecil Center...

“…they are really on you on what to do and how to do it. the key is to stay consistent and pay attention. review your notes and don't slack off.” – Pete from Jacksonville, FL

Salve Regina University

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, Salve Regina University is a Catholic liberal arts college bordering the Newport Cliff Walk in coastal Rhode Island. Featuring a campus of former Gilded Age mansions, Salve grants bachelor’s degrees in over 40...

“…Salve is not only located on a beautiful campus but offers a well-rounded educational experience. The honors program is rigorous enough to encourage a good work ethic while lax enough to allow students to enjoy their scheduling choices. There are a...” – Mariah from Hackettstown, NJ

Columbia College is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts institution in central Missouri. Columbia offers bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors, as well as 10 associate degree-granting programs and eight master’s degrees. Additionally,...

“…I am a senior this year and have learned quite a bit in the two years I have attended. I transferred from a community college and Columbia College has increased my knowledge in many areas.” – Crystal from Boonville, MO

Adrian College

Founded by an antislavery advocate in 1859, Adrian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Adrian awards bachelor’s degrees in 50 academic majors. In addition to classroom space,...

“…Adrian College is a top-of-the-line school. Although we are D3, our facilities and staff succeed many D2 and D1 schools. AC is a liberal arts institution that prides itself on giving students a well-rounded experience and education.” – Sarah

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the second largest public university in the state and maintains six colleges that collectively offer more than 175 degree programs. Programs at UMass Lowell span and interconnect the disciplines of business,...

“…The Mechanical Engineering courses are tough! There is so much information and much of it has applied to my internships and even hobby level projects” – Ross from Merrimack, NH

Pikes Peak Community College is a public 2-year institution with an open admissions policy. Pikes Peak operates multiple full-service and military satellite campuses throughout Colorado and partners with 4-year institutions across the nation for...

“…The academic programs are great and the teachers really inspire student to absorb what they are teaching.” – Whitney from Woodland Park, CO

Delaware Valley University

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

“…Awsome campus! Would love to go there. Offer exactly what I want.” – Elizabeth from Bath, PA

Central Methodist University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Fayette, Missouri. While CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the university values diversity and diplomacy making students of all faiths welcome. CMU’s...

Texas College

Founded in 1894, Texas College is a historically black institution based in Tyler, TX. It is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and a member of the United Negro College Fund. Noted programs include computer science, criminal...

“…Texas College has shown me answers to many life questions. Students have the ability to contact their Professors 24/7. Its a population of a 1,000 which leads us to being a huge family.” – Monique from Milwaukee, WI

Limestone College

Limestone College is an independent liberal arts school located in Gaffney, South Carolina. The school has “selective” admissions and provides a curriculum based on Christian values and ethics. Traditional students attend the “Day” program, while...

“…Limestone College is a very personal college. It gives you the opportunity to get to know others, as well as your professors easily. All the while offering a christian atmosphere.” – Kori from Boiling Springs, SC

Fresno Pacific University is a private Christian institution based in Fresno, California. It is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Churches. All academic programs offered at FPU highlight the importance of ethics, character development, and...

“…A beautiful Christian community with nothing but nice genuine people, professors at the top of their academic game, and a relaxed campus a home away from home.” – Acacia from Fresno, CA

Triton College
River Grove, IL

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

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

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution in the city of Anchorage. The campus is surrounded by lakes, ponds, and mountains, but has a trail system that  connects the university to midtown Anchorage. Top fields of study include,...

“…As with anything, you can get out of college what you choose to. Most professors are enthusiastic about their class material, and really help you get excited as well. I have found that the majority of professors are eager to help, in any way they can...” – Molly from Anchorage, Alaska, AK

Franklin Pierce University is a small private institution based in rural Rindge, New Hampshire. The campus is surrounded by forests, wetlands, lakes, fields, and mountains, which are utilized for field work and ecology research. FPU operates multiple...

“…This may not be the best school in the country, but it is a fantastic school. Small class sizes, you can get to know your professors better, gorgeous campus, and you can even self design majors!” – Amber from Ashford, CT

Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a private institution based in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with the Franciscan Roman Catholic church. It operates satellite campuses in Schuylkill County and Philadelphia. Nursing, substance abuse and addiction...

“…Alvernia University is helpful and positive. The staff really cares and wants you to become a better person. This college is going to be exciting and enriching.” – Jocelyn from Catonsville, MD

Voorhees College

Voorhees College is a private, historically black institution located in Denmark, South Carolina. The school offers degree options that can be completed entirely in evening courses for students with scheduling limitations. Voorhees’ campus features...

“…This School seems really cool so far. Its also an HBCU which was something interesting for me. I received a Cappex free waiver application for this school and i'm only a junior. ” – Antinea from Chattanooga, TN

Wayland Baptist University is a private institution located primarily in Plainview, Texas, with satellite campuses throughout the United States and Kenya. Wayland Baptist has nine academic schools, which offer many programs of study taught in a...

“…Wayland is a great school that has a lot to offer. The staff really cares about the students and they want to see us succeed. The transition from high school to college was much easier than I expected and that is primarily because of the staff and...” – Timothy from Plano, TX

South Plains College is a 2-year community college based in Levelland, Texas with satellite branches in Plainview and Lubbock. SPC awards professional and technical certifications as well as associate degrees. Popular fields of study include welding,...

“…I attend SPC at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center as a Full-Time Automotive Technology Student. The Classroom and Lab are small, but the Instructors are good and they both have plenty of real world experience. Overall I am satisfied with...” – James from Plainview, TX

Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University is a private Catholic liberal arts institution situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mercyhurst offers a liberal arts curriculum and all students must complete a core curriculum that includes 15 classes. Noted programs include data...

“…this college, now university, offers the perfect balance of social activities, sports, and most importantly academics. my decision to come to mercyhurst is the best decision i have ever made for myself. it is definitely the place to build memories...” – Jonna from Grove City, PA

Chartered in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a Christian school in central Texas and the state’s oldest continuously operating college. UMHB grants bachelor’s degrees in 51 academic programs and all first year students are enrolled in a...

“…Honestly, I have never learned as much as have attending UMHB. I was blessed enough to be a part of the University Honors Program, and doing so I was able to meet students that hold themselves to a higher standard. My professors have been more than...” – Naomi from Channelview, TX

University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a 4-year public school and the largest university in Kansas City. Part of the University of Missouri system, UMKC offers undergraduate degrees in over 125 academic fields of study and is home to an honors...

“…It is the in-between of a large university and a small university. The professors are amazing. The campus is basically Kansas City.” – Julie from O Fallon, MO

Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational college with “selective” admissions. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation is an homage towards their mission of “unity and love for all without...

“…when i went to visit the school it was very beautiful and honestly took my breath away. Its a small school which means not alot of students are going to the school. the classes are very small which is a plus for anyone like me who is looking for more...” – Karly from Salisbury, MD

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

“…i learned exactly what i needed ” – Shelby from Valley Center, KS

Keuka College

Founded in 1890, Keuka College is a liberal arts school based in Keuka Park, New York. The Field Period at Keuka College is a required program chosen by the student that explores their interests through an internship, study abroad program, community...

“…this is a rural campus that has a waterfront view of one of most beautiful finger lakes in the region. it's dedicated to education and makes sure that you leave here knowing what you want to do for the rest of your life. every year you get the month...” – Nichole from Brunswick, ME

Originally founded on the site of a former roller rink, Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution with two campuses in Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. CTU grants bachelor’s degrees in 13 fields of study and is home to five...

“…The advisers are great. The classes are challenging. Students are engaged.” – Angela from Colorado Springs, CO

Onondaga Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Syracuse, New York, and is a member of the SUNY school system. Along with its nearly 50 associate degree and certificate programs, OCC maintains articulation agreements with...

“…onondaga community college is definitely the cream of the crop when it comes to junior colleges. it gives every applicant a fair chance by never denying an application and it provides a quality education for those who maybe cannot afford a four-year...” – Casey from East Syracuse, NY

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is a public institution that operates eleven campuses throughout western Colorado. The school offers a Colorado Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act which allows high school students to earn college credit before graduating...

“…There is so much to learn! With the world at our finger tips every physical example you could ever want is just waiting to be used. Between the hands on outdoors classes and the small class size there are endless opportunities for a complete, well...” – Erin from Rye, CO

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

With campus overlooking the Rio Grande, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a 4-year public school in south Texas and a part of the UT System. UTRGV is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees and has been...

“…I definitely am, this school has great professor, both strict and helpful. None of them will deny their time for the student and all of them are really opened to every possible way to help their students, as long as the student puts also the effort...” – Monica from Brownsville, TX

Florida SouthWestern State College

Florida SouthWestern State College is a 2-year community college in southwest Florida with outreach programs and satellite campuses throughout the state. FSW is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Business, Science, Education, and Health...

“…Most of what we talk about in class, you should already know in high school. However, with the more advanced classes (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Composition), they take you into a deeper world, seeing as you have more to explore certain...” – Angelica from Fort Myers, FL

Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College is a private liberal arts institution located in the wooded suburb of Palos Heights, IL, offering degrees in three areas, Arts & Humanities, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. All programs require an internship...

“…Trinity is an amazing college where I feel I have thrived and developed into not only a better friend, student, daughter, but also a better christian. Being at Trinity I have also learned to be more organized and less of a procrastinator. All in all...” – Natasha from Zuni, NM

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Concordia University is a private liberal arts institution based in Mequon, Wisconsin. It is a member of the Concordia University System and is administered by the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod. Popular fields of study include nursing, occupational...

“…I am an education major and one of the greatest ways to see if you have the potential of becoming a great teacher is through observing and practicing. At CUW, we're provided many hours each year to go to schools, work with children, and learn through...” – Hannah from Eden Prairie, MN

University of St Francis

Established by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, the University of St. Francis is a Franciscan Catholic liberal arts college in the Chicagoland area. St. Francis is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business,...

“…The liberal arts education pushed here at USF helps me to create a strong foundation for my future learning! All the faculty are open and willing to help you succeed! ” – Chelsea from Lena, IL

Evangel University

Evangel University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Springfield, Missouri. Students attending Evangel are required to attend chapel three times weekly, with many special events scheduled throughout the academic year. Along...

“…The professors at EU are incredible! They really have a grasp on what they're teaching. There's passion and if one is a dedicated learner, then he/she will fit right in. Actually...because there is such a great push towards learning, sometimes it...” – Amber from Rochester, VT

Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock Christian University is a private institution closely affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is based in Lubbock, Texas, and offers a Christ-centered professional curriculum. Popular majors include nursing, business, and design and visual...

“…When it comes to the curriculum, there couldn't be a better one. The way professors teach us while incorporating Christian values is so amazing. One on one help is something a lot of students take advantage of; i know i do. Whether help is...” – Niko from Lubbock, TX

Miles College

Founded in 1898, Miles College is a private liberal arts institution in the greater Birmingham area and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the United Negro College Fund, Miles confers undergraduate degrees in six academic...

“…Miles college is a very religious college. The teachers, counselors, and students are very helpful. I'll give miles a 10 on a scale of 10. It's small but it's as fun as a university. Any college is all about what you make of it. Miles is such a...” – Shaunteria from Montgomery, AL

Highline College is a 2-year community college just south of Seattle and the first community college in King County, Washington. Highline offers over 100 degrees and certificates among six academic pathways. The Inter-Cultural Center features a...

“…This college is pretty awesome! I know it seem cliché to say that but it is what it is. There is so much diversity! I moved here about 6 months ago from a small town in Minnesota. Everyone knew each other and there wasn't much diversity at all....” – Petr from Federal Way, WA

College of Central Florida

The College of Central Florida is a public institution and member of the Florida College System. The school operates campuses in Levy, Marion, and Citrus counties. It is home to a 103-acre Vintage Farm and the Appleton Museum of Art. The College of...

“…Awesome and caring teachers. Admissions office SUCKS! Employee's in the admissions office need to go! Other then that everyone is friendly and eager to learn!” – Natalie from Ocala, FL

Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. It is located in the rural town of Boiling Springs and is the youngest Baptist university in the state. All students must complete four...

“…Gardner-Webb University allows you to not just be part of the university as a student but to work along side the staff, professors and help the community in projects and activities. The classes are small which allows for a more personal interaction...” – JB

Thiel College

Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a rural liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Thiel confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. For students who wish to...

“…Thiel College is the perfect place to be if you are looking fo a great education in a small, welcoming atmosphere. With activities put on every weekend, there is alwasy something for students to do when they want to break away from the studying and...” – Jessica from Cortland, OH

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a public research institution in the University of Arkansas System. UA Little Rock is a state-funded university and space-grant institution. It is a designated military-friendly campus and National Center...

“…Here at UALR I am learning a lot of things that I didn't know and re-learning a lot of things that I did know. Re-learning is a definite plus because there are a lot of things that you forget when you start college, and UALR does a great job at...” – Felicia from Cabot, AR

Rivier University

Rivier University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Catholic Church. Rivier is based in Nashua, New Hampshire, and offers online and on-campus programs that integrate Catholic values into applied academics.The school offers a...

“…Rivier College I knew within 15 minutes that I was going to apply and attend. I found the College to be exactly what I was looking for; a small campus, comfortable, competitive, and knowing that I was not going to be just a number. I was impressed...” – Caroline from Medway, MA

Corban University

Corban University is a private, independent institution that provides a Christ-centered education outside of Salem, Oregon, situated on a forested hillside. Corban offers traditional on-campus degrees as well as five that can be completed entirely...

“…Corban has a beautiful campus located on a hill. It has a focus and a drive for building community both on the campus and on the city, enabling students to study and share the truth about God. The faculty is devoted to shaping and encouraging...” – M.

Nichols College

Founded in 1815, Nichols College is a private nonprofit institution based in Dudley, Massachusetts. Nichols College offers a business-centered curriculum founded on a liberal arts education. It is a designated military-friendly school and provides...

“…Nichols is a business focused school so any major that you choose will have some element of business to it. Also, you are required to take certain business classes such as accounting. This may seem like something that many may not want to do, but it...” – John from North Grosvenordale, CT

Florida Memorial University

Founded in 1879, Florida Memorial University is an HBCU affiliated with the Baptist Church. It is a member of the United Negro College Fund and offer pre-college youth programs focused on the academic future of surrounding community members. A...

“…The professors at this university are loads of fun and make learning a pleasure, small class ensure one on one time with your instructor allowing a better understanding of the material.” – Gena from St Thomas, VI

Hilbert College

Named for Mother Colette Hilbert of the founding Franciscan Sisters of St Joseph, Hilbert College is a Franciscan college in the Buffalo metro area. Hilbert grants undergraduate degrees in 18 academic majors including one of the only Computer...

“…I recently got accepted to Hilbert College and took a visit there a few days ago. May I say, Hilbert College is the one for me! I plan on majoring Forensic Science and technology and I can't wait to attend Hilbert this fall !!!!!”

Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Arnold, Maryland. AACC campus features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including an astronomy lab, a performing arts center, two art galleries, and a gymnasium....

“…AACC is great. Not only is is close to home but it is extremely affordable, and all of the instructors want to help you in accomplishing your degree.” – Sarah from Pasadena, MD

Tusculum College

Established in 1794, Tusculum University is a private, 4-year institution located in Greeneville, Tennessee. Along with its main campus, Tusculum also maintains a satellite campus in Morristown and a Center for Graduate and Professional Studies in...

“…At Tusculum we use a block schedule. Students go to one class at a time for three hours a day for eighteen days. I love this schedule because I only have one class to concentrate on and if it's a class I don't like, I'm done with it quickly. Since a...” – Michelle from Murfreesboro, TN

North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Carolina Wesleyan College is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school provides a liberal arts education and operates a main campus in Rocky Mount, NC, and six satellite locations. The college offers several...

“…North Carolina Wesleyan College is a great school for adults who live a busy lifestyle. I work two jobs, but since Wesleyan provides night classes, I am still able to work and go to school. I am truly honored to be a student at North Carolina...” – Kenneth from Goldsboro, NC

Rockhurst University

Founded in 1910, Rockhurst University is a private institution with “selective admissions.” As a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, students at Rockhurst have the opportunity to tap into their faith through retreats,...

“…EXCELLENT SCHOOL, GOOD SCHOOL AND GREAT ACADEMICS ” – Michelle from Kansas City, MO

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Ohio. Students are required to attend chapel, with the number of chapel credits necessary each semester varying depending on the student’s year. MVNU primarily...

“…MVNU is more than a school, it is a Christian community that encourages educational, social, and spiritual growth. If you are looking for a small Christian liberal arts college then you should definitely consider MVNU! ” – M from OH

North Greenville University

North Greenville University is a conservative liberal arts school affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The school is situated at the base of the Appalachian mountains and offers a curriculum centered around the teachings of the...

“…North Greenville is a great school with many different opportunities to excel. With a diverse collection of programs, students can find exactly what they need to study. ” – Melody from Pendleton, SC

Seminole State College is a public institution with four campuses in central Florida. Seminole State is comprised of four schools offering both bachelor’s and associate degrees in twelve academic departments. The college also offers the chance to...

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Michigan. The college offers a number of unique programs of study, such as Camping Ministry, Actuarial Science, and Speech. Students enrolled at SAU are...

“…For the most part the Professors at Spring Arbor University really care about the students and want them to succeed. Of course as always there are those few who no one really like but that’s the case with almost every school. The professors make an...” – Rachel from Jackson, MI

Nevada State College

Established in 2002, Nevada State College is a public, 4-year institution located in the city of Henderson. The 511-acre, sustainable energy campus is home to over 50 major and minor programs in the fields of nursing, education, and the liberal arts...

“…I can appreciate the diversity of this school. The college is not big, therefore students will gain a more personalized experience with instructors. Nevada State is one of the more affordable schools in the Las Vegas area.” – Toschia from Las Vegas, NV

Mt Hood Community College

Mt Hood Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Gresham, Oregon, with a satellite location in Portland. The campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to visit, such as the Visual Arts Center Gallery, the...

“…Some classes have challenged me, but in many others, I have to challenge myself to grow. In some of the introductory courses, it would not take much effort to receive an A in the class. Doing the minimum will hurt you in the long run though.” – Bryan from Gresham, OR

Union County College

Union County College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of New Jersey. The school consists of four separate campuses located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. All students enrolled at Union County College...

Arapahoe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Littleton, Colorado, with satellite campuses located in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of...

“…I took a semester of online classes at ACC, and I'd have to say, I really learned a lot from them! They go much more in depth into the subjects that you are studying than in high school. They had many projects that we did with each lesson, which...” – Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

Lake Superior State University

With a campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River, Lake Superior State University is a 4-year institution in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the smallest public university in the state. Featuring a mix of liberal and technical studies, LSSU confers...

“…The professors at this university really take interest in who you are and in what you hope to accomplish at Lake State. It seems as though they acknowledge their role as a TEACHer and genuinely want to do their job. ” – Jane from Grand Rapids, MI

Owens Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio. Owens offers over 100 academic programs, including a number of Dual Admission Express Programs, which guarantee admission to regional colleges...

“…Classroom ratios are nice. Most classes were 1 teacher to 10 students. Teachers were all very helpful and accommodating. The course was laid out well and every aspect was clear and covered in class.” – Anthony from Pandora, OH

Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Nebraska. The college’s academics are focused primarily on adult education. Students attending Bellevue can enroll in courses in a variety of formats beyond the...

“…I feel Bellevue University respects students of all ages. As an older student, they have treated me with the respect and dignity I needed to feel comfortable going back to college after a twenty year gap in attendance. Their accelerated Bachelors...” – Linda from Omaha, NE

Formed by the merger of Thomas Jefferson and Philadelphia Universities, Jefferson University is a health science and education-centered institution dedicated to preparing students for 21st century professions. Jefferson is home to 13 colleges and...

Alfred State College of Technology SUNY

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

“…Its a safe environment. Its a neat environment. Its makes one feels at home. ” – Dennis from Bronx, NY

Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College is a public community college with an open admissions policy based in Panama City, Florida. The college operates multiple campuses around the state in Port St. Joe, Southport, and one at Tyndall Air Force Base. GCSC offers...

“…A great school where people love to help you do your best.” – Todd from Panama City, FL

Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University is a 4-year Christian college in southwest Missouri affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention. SBU confers undergraduate degrees in over 80 areas of study. As a Christian university, SBU holds biweekly chapel...

“…It is a great place to meet new people and connect with the community. The courses are challenging but will help you in the long run. They have a variety of majors offered.” – Parker from Walnut Grove, MO

Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College is a 4-year institution in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Lees-McRae offers 20 majors and 20 minors on its campus, which sits at an elevation of 4,000 ft., making it the highest elevated campus in the eastern US. Providing 11...

“…Lees-McRae is an amazing place to go to school. Because it is a small school its easy to find people who are into the same things as you, and creating opportunities for yourself and others to try new things is always encouraged. I really enjoy school...” – Brandon from Upper Darby, PA

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

“…ohio christian university has a wonderful christian atmosphere that encourages and lifts up each student. the professor's christian values help to make the education process easier to cope with and they work well with you if extra help is needed. the...” – Monica from Circleville, OH

Arizona Western College offers workforce, academic, and career technical programs throughout their 12 locations in AZ. The main campus is located in Yuma, the sunniest year-round city in the US and has the warmest winters. Arizona Western College has...

“…A great place to start A college with great professors and staff In this college you can find knowledge, gain experience, and prepare yourself for university” – Nubia from San Luis, AZ

West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is a public, historically black college established in Institute, West Virginia. Academic studies at WVSU are divided into four colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business and Social Sciences,...

“…West Virginia State University is a wonderful educational opportunity. The grounds are beautiful and living in a dorm will be a great adventure for any student. Please do not judge this university on the past but on the present achievements it has...” – Victoria from Charleston, WV

Excelsior College is a private, 4-year institution established in Albany, New York. The college aims to serve adult students, primarily through offering online course options for over 40 academic programs. Depending on their program of study,...

“…The idea behind Excelsior College is great! I can continue working at my job and at the same time take classes online. Their website is very user-friendly.” – Chana from Spring Valley, NY

Wilberforce University is a private institution and the nation’s first historically black university. Wilberforce is associated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilberforce requires all students to participate in the “cooperative program”...

“…Wilberforce University is a very family oriented institution. Its atmosphere is just above average, having both good and bad times. The campus facilities are moderate but comforting.” – Dahrion from Southfield, MI

Huntingdon College

Founded in 1854, Huntingdon College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Montgomery, Alabama. Academics at Huntingdon feature a unique core curriculum which aims to educate students in the fields of fine art, biblical...

“…The teachers here really take a pro-active approach to ensure yo u understand the course work. The classes are hard, but I really feel like I am learning a lot and the teachers are willingly to stay late and come early anytime you need extra help!” – Elizabeth from Prattville, AL

Mars Hill University

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in western North Carolina and the region’s oldest institution of higher learning operating on its original site. Nestled among the mountains, Mars Hill confers bachelor...

“…At first Mars Hill is overwhelming, but then you get used to the challenges faced in your classes. I have learned an incredible amount about new topics and new information about topics I had previously learned about in high school. Mars Hill...” – Katherine from Mountain Home, NC

Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College is associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). The Troy-based campus features two science centers, a telecommunications center, library learning commons, a health technologies center, a technical building,...

“…it's a great college to attend especially if you can't afford or don't want to go to a four year school” – Joseph from Latham, NY

Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College is a private, 4-year institution established in Painesville, Ohio. LEC offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate majors, as well as over 25 minors, with a unique CORE general education curriculum that aims to cultivate all of the...

“…Since I arrived at Lake Erie College, I have had the privilege of learning one life lesson after another. I have not only had the chance to excel in the classroom under the tutelage of amazing professors, but I have learned a lot about myself as a...” – Michelle from Glouster, OH

Webber International University

Webber International University is a private institution situated in Babson Park, FL, and has been labeled a "Best in the Southeast" and a "Best Value" college by The Princeton Review. Considered a business university, Webber has a focus on...

“…Yes. You will learn a lot about getting ahead in the business world, running a business and even just gaining a job in this tough economy. I have taken may classes that helped prepare me for job interviews and how to handle myself in the workplace. I...” – Dallas from Haines City, FL

MacMurray College

MacMurray College is a career-focused, liberal arts institution located in Jackson, IL, about 30 miles west of Springfield. Offering 31 areas of study, students can choose between traditional, blended, and entirely online courses for their associate...

“…I have researched this college and have gotten to know many faculty. I believe I will learn a lot because of the support I will get. ” – Eric from Palm Coast, FL

Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College is a public, community institution established in Pasco, Washington. Along with its main campus, CBC also maintains a Health Science Center in the city of Richland. The college offers a wide variety of support programs for...

“…I'm a new student at Columbia Basin College. I am learning a lot. There are many different programs at CBC. I’m leaning toward the internet specialist degree in the computer science program.” – Mitchell from Kennewick, WA

Saint Augustine's University was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 1867. It is one of only two HBCUs affiliated with the Episcopal church. SAU offers a liberal arts education, Greek Life, Peer Mentorship, and a Royal Court....

“…As an upcoming sophomore at Saint Augustine's University I would rate it 8 out of 10. The faculty and staff are helpful and understanding. Last the event and activities keep life on campus entertaining. ” – Sharea from Anchorage, AK

Dalton State College

Dalton State College is a public, 4-year institution located in the state of Georgia. Along with its traditional on-campus programs, the college also offers a unique online learning experience, giving students the opportunity to take single classes,...

“…At first all the paperwork was very confusing when dealing with the office. However, after that the classes were amazing and the teachers were awesome. I recommend this college to anyone who is looking for a small town feel with small, personable...” – Andrew from Epworth, GA

Sterling College

Sterling College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Kansas. Students enrolling at Sterling are required to live on campus, with the exception of students who are either living with immediate family, or in their fifth...

“…I find the classes both challenging and enjoyable. Due to the higher student-to-teacher ratio, the professors are able to give much more personalized instruction, and they care not only about your academic success, but your mental, physical, and...” – CALISTA from Saint John, KS

Northwest Nazarene University

Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts institution in western Idaho. NNU grants bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic areas of study. In addition, all students are required to complete a...

“…Of course I learned in the classrooms, but I also learned a lot about myself and about others in the dorm, cafeteria, and at campus activities. I had to learn how to properly juggle my study time, relationships, job, cleaning and laundry, and...” – Jessica from Eagle, ID

Anderson University (SC)

Anderson University is a Christian liberal arts college in western South Carolina with close ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Anderson is home to nine colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all...

“…I Love Anderson. It is a small school full of people who care. The class sizes are perfect so you can get individual attention.” – Stephanie from Greenville, SC

Waynesburg University

Founded in 1850, Waynesburg University is a private school situated in the hills of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and prides itself on being a “good value” school with tuition, room, and board priced below...

“…I have had the chance to learn so much and do a lot of hands on experiences. I learned things within my field of study and beyond my field. I feel like you learn way more here than in high school but it is fun learning it because you are learning...” – Abigail from Dubois, PA

Roberts Wesleyan College

Established in 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. The college is home to over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, many of which can be completed through...

“…Friendly, respectful, motivated” – MICHELLE from BRONX, NY

Shoreline Community College is a 2-year community college just north of Seattle. Shoreline offers classes in over 100 areas of study and its student body is home to over 900 international students. The Honors College at Shoreline features small...

“…What I love the most about Shoreline Community College is that the classes are no larger than 30 people, max. The small classes definitely make it easier for hearing the professor, and also makes for more comfortable group and class discussions. So...” – Jessica from Shoreline, WA

East Central University

East Central University is a public, 4-year institution established in Ada, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Oklahoma Regional University system. ECU offers over 70 degree programs, many of which feature a 4 Year Plan designed to keep students on...

“…ECU is a wonderful school. The various academic departments are fully student focused. It is wonderful to be able to have access to, and feel accepted by the professors.” – Jackie from Ada, OK

The Community College of Aurora is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Denver metropolitan area. CCA is home to 20 academic departments and the college’s World Languages division includes courses in American Sign Language. CCA also hosts...

“…I was a bit nervous about going to college at the age of 27, ten years since I have had any formal schooling, but the amount of information that is coming back to me here at CCA is incredible. The new information I am learning has made me enjoy the...” – Alanna from Aurora, CO

Mount Mercy University is a private, Christ-centered institution established on an urban, 40-acre campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mount Mercy provides more than 45 undergraduate degree and pre-professional programs and eight graduate degree programs,...

“…The classes are just the right size and easy environment to learn in.” – Breanna from Waterloo, IA

Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Adrian, Michigan. Along with the main campus, the college also hosts a number of degree completion centers throughout the state. Students attending SHU have the...

“…The work is manageable if you keep on top of it. Professors do NOT accept late work. If you are struggling in a course the professors are there to help you. ”

Yavapai College

Yavapai College is a 2-year community college in central Arizona with two campuses and four academic centers. Yavapai is home to six schools awarding associate degrees and certificates in over 50 fields of study. For students interested in the fine...

“…Yavapai College offers a very good array of selection of class choices for just about any field of interest. When the college had its' renovation, it made it so easy to access one building and room for registration, advising, cashier, and financial...” – Kathy from Prescott, AZ

John Tyler Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in both Chester and Midlothian, Virginia, and a Nursing Education Center in Richmond. John Tyler offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, the majority...

“…All the teachers i had are great. not scary as people may think” – Ashley from Richmond, VA

Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne. The school provides a community service-focused curriculum rooted in the Roman Catholic faith. Popular areas of study include music and art therapy, health...

“…AMC is a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere, north of Worcester. It is well-renowned for programs for music, sciences, and art. The teachers are knowledgeable and care about their students.” – Anonymous from MA

Felician University

Felician University is a private liberal arts institution and is the only Franciscan universities in the state of New Jersey. Built in 1869, Iviswold House, located in Rutherford’s campus, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and...

“…felician college is a wonderful school to attend. academically, this college is higher then a good margin of others schools. especially the nursing program; a very tough course to get into and go through but it is all worth it in the end.” – Justin from Clifton, NJ

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a 4-year public school in west Texas and a campus of the UT system as well as the only university in the country to be named for a geological formation. UT Permian Basin is home to five colleges...

“…The Professors have office hours and are widely and readily available. They will help you out with any problems you may have in their class. The University also has a Math and Science Center, and a STEM, and Mentor program. These programs hire tutors...” – Tiana from El Paso, TX

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...

“…I've heard and read the courses here are great.” – Courtney from Dorchester, MA

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

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

“…Johnson & Wales is NOT JUST A CULINARY SCHOOL. There are two campuses three miles apart from each other, I am attending the downcity campus studying Sports/ Entertainment/ Event mangement. Jwu takes a different approach and puts students right into...” – Michelle from Pawcatuck, CT

University of South Carolina-Upstate

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university in northwest South Carolina. USC Upstate features colleges of Education, Social Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Science offering...

“…I have learned a great variety of things. I have been academically prepared for the future for a promising career and mentally coached for independence. The instructors are awesome and they are available whenever you need them.” – Kimberly from Columbia

Rogers State University

Rogers State University is a public, 4-year institution established on a suburban, 160-acre campus in Claremore, Oklahoma. RSU offers 35 associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as a master’s degree option in Business Administration. The...

“…The instructors here have a unique perspective and teaching style that really helps students absorb the material in a fun way.” – Rosonna from Delaware, OK