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

Huston-Tillotson University

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

“…The professors strive to help and support you with exceeding in your education. ” – Daneesha from San Antonio, TX

Northwest Florida State College is based in Niceville, FL. The state school operates two campuses and four education centers throughout the state. The campus is home to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center which hosts Broadway and student-run shows, as well...

“…Since i started attending, I've been enrolled in the Pre-Architectural Program. When started, I did not know i had any drawing skills, as time went by, i managed to complete several renderings. I've learnt several different techniques on how to bring...” – Miguel from Niceville, FL

Brevard College

Founded in 1853, Brevard College is a small, private liberal arts institution based in the rural town of Brevard, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers popular programs in studio arts, psychology, and history....

“…This school is great for students who feel that a huge university is overwhelming. With a small population, and small classrooms (20 or less) you grow a personal relationship with your professors. We are also located 5 minuets away from Pisgah...” – Taylor from Hendersonville, NC

The University of Tennessee-Martin

The University of Tennessee, based in Martin, is a public university and part of the UT system. UT Martin operates six satellite campuses and one experimental farm. UTM offers dual-enrollment opportunities for qualified high school students who want...

“…The University has wonderful and exotic classes with professors who are knowledgeable in their particular skill. The faculty is available almost anytime of the day for additional help. The class sizes are smaller at Martin than at other. However,...” – Dexter from Millington, TN

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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

“…My classes keep me engaged because of my professors' enthusiasm about their class topics. ” – Julianne from Mokena, IL

Germanna Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Virginia. GCC classifies its academic programs in seven different clusters of interrelated courses called pathways. The Gladys P. Todd Academy at Germanna aides underserved students...

“…Germanna Community College is school that seeks to give each student a personal experience. Due to the small class sizes of about 30, there is a strong amount of communication between the teacher and the student. Every teacher I have had has sought...” – Anonymous

Pasco-Hernando State College is a public institution consisting of five campuses located in Florida’s Pasco and Hernando counties. The college exhibits a lively student body, hosting over 500 student events every year that range from snack gatherings...

“…Their 4 campuses are beautiful and well equipped, with a great atmosphere for both learning and fun. ” – Jennifer from Weeki Wachee, FL

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford is a 4-year public school in northern Pennsylvania and a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh system. Pitt-Bradford offers undergraduate degrees in 43 academic majors. In addition to classroom...

“…The education is good and the teachers are very friendly and helpful!” – Laramie from Lucinda, PA

Texas A & M International University

The Texas A&M International University is a public, 4-year institution established in Laredo county. Due in part to the college’s location near the Mexican border, TAMIU highly values its status as a multicultural and multilingual academic community....

“…because what I don't get I joined program called TRIO and it's for tutoring and it helps me a lot at least the first days; we were kind of skimming, but i learned .” – Eliana from Rio Grande City, TX

Thomas Nelson Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Hampton and Williamsburg, Virginia. TNCC offers over 100 academic and career-oriented programs, awarding associate’s degrees and certificates for college...

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a private, Christian institution established in Nashville, Tennessee. All incoming students are required to take the Life, Calling, and Purpose course, which includes an optional 3-day trek through the wilderness. In...

“…Education here is great, the teachers are just pouring out knowledge” – Joshua from Paris, TN

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

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

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

The College of Southern Maryland is a 2-year community college located in the town of La Plata, near the Potomac River. To ease the transition from high school, CSMD provides a First Year Experience program to help incoming students adapt to campus...

“…The professors I've had at CSM have taught me quite a lot. They all are very much qualified to be teaching their subjects and have the proper credentials to do so. CSM provides a great learning environment for students of all types. The classes...” – Tyler from LA Plata, MD

Aims Community College

Aims Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses throughout northern Colorado in Greeley, Windsor, Fort Lupton, and Loveland. ACC features a number of services dedicated to student success, such as the Writer’s Community, the...

“…The classes are Aims are very small, so you can grasp alot more from the class. The teachers are always available and ready to help! ” – A Student from Brighton, CO

Located a short distance from both the Green Mountains and the nearby town of Bennington, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education rooted in the principles of social responsibility and environmental protection. Every first year...

“…Southern Vermont College is a small campus that serves different purposes; the purposes that SVC serves are making sure students graduate, get help in all areas needed and show students to be responsible. This college has a lot of majors to offer and...” – Angelina from BROOKLYN, NY

Mississippi Valley State University is a public HBCU and member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. The institution is home to the “Mean Green Marching Machine” marching band and the “Satin Dolls” dancing squad. For high school students interested in MVSU...

“…Mississippi Valley State is a great school. My first year everyone one was very helpful and supprtive. I had an awesome first year experience.” – Arlinda from Greenville, MS

Franklin University

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

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

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

Wiley College

Wiley College is a private HBCU and liberal arts college. It is associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Liberal arts and humanities, nonprofit and public management, and police and criminal justice are the top fields of study. It is a member...

“…Wiley College is the place to be. This is the opportunity to learn about your history while becoming apart of history! Everyone can succeed at Wiley College!” – JASMINE from Dallas, TX

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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

“…UAPB is in a small town but, if you are involved in campus activities there is plenty to do.” – Kenya from Memphis, TN

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

The West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a STEM school and a campus of WVU in southern West Virginia. WVU Tech offers bachelor’s degrees in 34 scientific and technological majors. In addition to classroom facilities, the WVU Tech...

“…This is one of the top schools in the country for Mechanical Engineering and I can't wait to attend this fall.” – Lance from Wheeling, WV

Philander Smith College

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

“…Not only are you driven to learn in the classroom, but outside as well. We are advocates for social justice and we know that we all will graduate to help change the world.” – Michelle from Raytown, MO

Erie Community College

Erie Community College is a 2-year community college and part of the State University of New York system. ECC confers degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study. Seven degrees and one certificate are offered entirely online while eight more...

“…ECC is a large community college with good class sizes. I feel I can learn better here than at a university. The programs are endless and even traveling to other campuses is simple.” – Ana from Buffalo, NY

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

“…Henry Ford CC has done alot lately to make it more student friendly. The new Welcome Center now houses most student services in one building. The teachers are dedicated professionals, who are focused on the well being of their students. ” – Amanda from Sterling Heights, MI

Genesee Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Batavia, New York. Along with the rural, 240-acre main campus, GCC also maintains satellite facilities in residential hubs including Dansville, Medina, Warsaw, Albion, Arcade,...

“…I like that GCC is a small school. It guarantees that the professors have enough time to get to know you and your needs.” – Danielle from Basom, NY

Southwest Minnesota State University

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

“…yes i have sat in on a few classes and they are a lot harder than high school! Don't listen to the Dustin guy right above my review! ” – AM from MN

Mount Mary University

Mount Mary University is a 4-year nonprofit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This private, Catholic university was founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees and 9 graduate degrees....

“…This is an excellent choice for female students who enjoy having a close knit community. The class sizes are excellent. The faculty and staff are extremely caring.” – Tiffany from Milwaukee, WI

Virginia Western Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties from its campus in Roanoke. VWCC is home to 11 academic departments offering degree and certificate-granting programs as well as a Personal Enrichment and Community...

“…I'm currently in the Communication Design program at Virginia Western, and I've learned more than I thought I would have, especially in my classes for Comm. Design program. The program head is Steve Huff and he only hires teachers who are out there...” – Chelsea from Roanoke, VA

Trinity Washington University

Trinity Washington University is a private, 4-year institution established in Washington, DC. Trinity is primarily a women’s college, although men are now accepted into the college’s schools of Education and Professional Studies. Trinity campus...

“…While at Trinity University i learned a lot. Taking the many different classes that I have the instructors were very nice. ” – Keisha from washington, DC

Point University is a Christian, liberal arts university located in West Point, Georgia, and every degree includes either a major or minor in Biblical Studies. Point provides Academic Support Services both in-person and online, and is also home to...

“…I love it here. The professor go out of their way to help you. The class sizes are an average high school class size or sometimes even smaller.” – Heaven

Established in 1928, the University of Arkansas Fort Smith is a public, 4-year institution in the University of Arkansas System. UAFS offers over 90 undergraduate degree and certificate programs, as well as a master-level program in Healthcare...

“…I love my classes. Most of my instructors have been really great so far!” – Jordey from Fort Smith, AR

Pueblo Community College is a 2-year institution with three locations in south central Colorado. PCCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including a Fire Science technology program with concentrations in structural and wildland...

“…PCC so far has offered an awesome experience for me as a student. I feel I am learning a lot and I know the programs offered at this school are very well respected in the community. ” – Courtney from pueblo west, CO

Goodwin College
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Goodwin College

Goodwin College is a private institution based in East Hartford, Connecticut. Classes are offered year round, with evening, weekend, and online options, and the curriculum is career-focused.  Nursing, human services, and medicine are among the most...

Somerset Community College is a 2-year institution with two main campuses and four academic centers in southern Kentucky. SCC offers 35 academic programs, including the first certificate-granting program in 3D printing in the state. Every year, the...

Greenville University

Founded by the Free Methodist Church, Greenville University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southern Illinois. Greenville offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors as well as eleven 3-year degree-granting programs....

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

Skyline College is a 2-year community college that groups a number of related fields of study into four concentrations called Meta Majors—the equivalent of academic departments. Skyline employs counselors specializing in each Meta Major and several...

“…i am leanring alot about myself at skyline beacuse it gives me the chance to get to know myself and what type of course i can handle and i also teaches me how to be indepent.i learned how to transition from a high schol student to a productive...” – jalisa from daly city , CA

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

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

Whatcom Community College is a 2-year college in northern Washington state. Whatcom is home to 10 academic departments offering associate degree and certificate programs as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in IT Networking and...

“…WCC has been a great stepping stone in the progress of my education. Their wide variety of classes gave me an opportunity to become well rounded in different subject matter, from Drawing, to Physics, to Spanish. The teachers are supportive and they...” – Caitlin from Bellingham, WA

Stark State College

Stark State College is a community college with transferable higher education and career development programs. SSC primarily confers associate degrees, but students can earn a bachelor’s degree at Stark State College’s main campus through a...

“…I have taken both online and in-person classes at Stark State. The professors here really care about your future and your quality of education, no matter what class type you attend. The smaller class sizes and individual attention from the professors...” – Rachel from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Bluegrass Community & Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Lexington, Kentucky. There are three BCTC campuses within the school’s home city, along with three additional satellite campuses in Danville, Lawrenceburg, and...

“…When I visited BCTC to see their campus and find out more about what their professors had to offer me, I quickly realized how much more attention I will receive from the staff here when it comes to my school work. The classes are smaller and the...” – Kaitlyn from Louisville, KY

Hill College

Hill College is a public 2-year community college based in Hillsboro, Texas. The school operates four campuses, Hill County, Rodeo Grounds, Wallace for cosmetology and nursing, and Wallace for welding. Hill College is part of the North Texas...

“…Apply early so you can get the classes you want before they fill up! Also, meet with an advisor to talk about which classes will transfer if you plan on going to a larger University.” – Megan from Burleson, TX

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

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

Georgia Military College

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

“…Georgia Military College is the best place to go if you are uneasy about being away from the comfort of high school. The teachers are always willing to go above and beyond for the students who try their best. GMC also has multiple trip...” – Katie from Eatonton, GA

The University of Minnesota Crookston is a 4-year public school and a northwest Minnesota campus in the U of M system. The University offers over 50 majors in four academic departments, most of which include management components and technology...

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

Mount Aloysius College

Founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College is a Catholic school in west central Pennsylvania. MAC students, known as Mounties, are able to choose from over 40 undergraduate degree-granting majors. As a Catholic college, MAC...

“…I have learned a lot in just my first semester at Mount Aloysius. The teachers are highly qualified, and they are easy to go to if there are any questions. Just completing my first semester I have learned different crucial aspects of the business...” – April from Wyalusing, PA

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Georgia. AMSC features a variety of special programs designed to help students throughout their college careers, such as the Mathematics, Engineering, and...

“…I think Metro is an AWESOME school. I thought because I was enrolling to a 2 year school that it would be pointless. On a scale from 1 to 10 I give Metro an 8. My friends that went off to 4 year school and now considering coming to Metro because...” – Shantel from Riverdale, GA

South Florida State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Avon Park, with satellite campuses located in Arcadia, Bowling Green, and Lake Placid. SFSC offers over 60 academic programs, which award associate’s degrees, college credit...

“…South Florida Community College is a great campus to be a student on. It has a community feel to it than most big universities because most of the students that go here have grown up with each other most of their lives. South Florida Community...” – Jenha from Sebring, FL

Founded by the Battle Creek Board of Education, Kellogg Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four regional centers in south-central Michigan. Kellogg features 35 associate degrees and 28 certificate programs from eight...

“…Kellogg is a great and cheap place to get your gen eds out of the way. The students and staff here are very friendly and accommodating. The classes are fun and are good quality for the price. ” – Demetria from Coldwater, MI

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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

“…I learn a lot from this school because the professors are willing to help if you ask. We also are given a lot of readings and if that is not done, the professors provide class discussions to encourage me and my fellow classmates to learn.” – Jsmilez from Brooklyn, NY

Paul Quinn College is a private and historically black liberal arts institution. It was founded by African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in 1872 and maintains close ties to the church today. It is a federally funded work college and a minority...

University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg is part of the University of Pittsburgh system and a designated state-related institution by The Commonwealth System of Higher Education. The campus features an Academic Village for students who want to immerse...

“…I will be attending UPG in the Fall, and I truly believe this university will be great for me. After all, I'll have the benefits of small class sizes and the University of Pittsburgh diploma. ” – Bethany from New Eagle, PA

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

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

Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton College is a private, liberal arts college established in Canton, Missouri. C-SC features a unique 12/3 semester system, in which one semester lasts for twelve weeks and is followed by a three-week term dedicated to hands-on learning....

“…I have learned a lot from being at Culver. Not only have I learned many life experiences, but I am also learning a lot on my decided major. I have learned many things both inside and outside the classroom walls. ” – Kasey from Eolia, MO

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

“…In the small classes at Concordia every student receives the specialized attention they require. The professors truly care about each of their students. I am in the education program and each of the professors I have for these courses is personally...” – Kassandra from Flint, MI

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in rural Clarion, PA, and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Favored areas of study among undergraduates are nursing, accounting, and speech language pathology...

“…All of my professors have been more than willing to explain what they are teaching multiple times until everyone in the class is on the same page.” – Alex from Sandy Lake, PA

St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private, 4-year institution located in Sparkill, New York. Students enrolled at St. Thomas have access to a wide variety of modern facilities, including an HD Television Studio, a video game lounge, and the Innovation...

“…The classes at STAC are amazing, the teachers are very welcoming especially for a student who isn't even enrolled yet.” – Anonymous

Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College is the only community college in the state, as well as the oldest. Founded in 1888 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the main EAC campus is located in Thatcher, while there are slo two satellite sites in Gila...

“…The teachers here at Eastern Arizona College are very helpful, if you show that you are interested in their class. If you don't pay attention and don't care about your grades or homework, then they won't care about you.” – Garrett from Thatcher, AZ

College of Western Idaho

Established in 2007, the College of Western Idaho is a public, 2-year institution with two campus locations in Boise and Nampa and is one of only three community colleges in the state. CWI offers over 60 degree and certificate programs in academic...

“…An amazing school, that goal is to have the best academic success for each student. Very affordable and open to anyone who would like to continue with their career.”

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist University is a private, Christian institution established in the city of Marshall and featuring 8 schools that offer 43 undergraduate majors. Full-time students at ETBU are required to attend 22 scheduled chapels each semester,...

“…Professors at ETBU are always going above and beyond. They're available quite often if you ever need help. It's obvious that they love to do what they're doing.” – Nicole

From its 45 acre campus in a wooded area of the Boston suburbs, Pine Manor College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to serving low-income and first generation students. Eighty five percent of Pine Manor’s student body are the first person in...

“…I learned a lot that I didn't quite learn in high school. I improved on my Communication skills and writing. I also learn how to increase my analytical skills.” – Zoe from Worcester, MA

Raritan Valley Community College is a public 2-year institution established in Branchburg, New Jersey. Students at RVCC can enroll in a variety of academic programs, including their many degree and certificate programs, the Honors College, and the...

Texarkana College is a 2-year community college in northeast Texas. Texarkana confers degrees and certificates in over 40 areas of study. The Cosmetology Department oversees a student salon offering beauty and spa services to the public. To provide a...

“…texarkana college has a great programs and is currently expanding. there are small class sizes to focus on more individualized attention. it is a relatively small campus and easy to get around on.” – Krystal from Maud, TX

Mid-America Christian University is a Christian liberal arts college offering eight different schools, including a School of Ministry. All courses at MACU are centered around a philosophy of Judeo-Christian ethics and the University is affiliated...

“…MACU is small. MACU is fun. MACU is very helpful. ” – Julia from Moore, OK

The University of Maine at Augusta is the flagship campus of UM and is located in the state capital. All of UMA’s academic buildings are centered around the campus green, a large circular open space for students to congregate when the weather allows...

“…i really enjoy attending school here. its small enough that getting to know people throughout the year is easy. also, the opportunities available here are great! ” – anonymous

Talladega College

Founded in 1867, Talladega College is private liberal arts school and the oldest historically black institution in Alabama. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Top fields of study...

“…Talldega is a very well-rounded and well respected HBCU. Its historic value makes it a very high name on your school list and the student teacher ratio is awesome.” – Kadeem from Talladega, AL

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

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

Jefferson Community College is a 2-year college in northern upstate New York and part of the State Universities of New York system. SUNY Jefferson maintains over 30 academic programs offering associate degrees and certificates as well as the chance...

“…I enjoyed every single one of my classes at JCC. The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful.” – Karissa from Shaw A F B, SC

University of Arkansas at Monticello

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is a public liberal arts college based in Monticello, AR, and  is administered by the University of Arkansas System. U of A operates two technology colleges at separate locations, in Crossett and McGehee. Most...

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

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a Christian institution in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. SAGU hosts colleges of Church Ministries, Business, and Music & Communication...

“…SAGU is a place with marvelous educators. Because it is a small school, it allows for a more personal relationship with professors and also more one on one time with the professor weather it be for personal, academic, or simple small talk. Never have...” – Briana from Rowlett, TX

Berkeley College-New York

Berkeley College is a for-profit college with three campuses in and around New York City as well as four campuses in New Jersey. Berkeley is home to schools of Business, Professional Studies, and Health Studies conferring 14 bachelor’s degrees. In...

William Jessup University is a Christian, liberal arts university located in Rocklin, California. The university’s newly rebuilt campus received the Best Rebuild/Renovation Award from the Sacramento Business Journal, and features modern architecture...

“…William Jessup does a great job of making all students feel welcomed and apart of the small school community. This is a great school if you are looking for a Christian education with students and professors that actually care about you and your...” – Chris from Orangevale, CA

Harcum College

Founded in 1915, Harcum College is a residential institution offering a variety of associate degree options. Situated in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 12 miles south of Philadelphia, it was the first college in the state to confer associate degrees and...

Clark State Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in western Ohio. Clark State is home to over 125 majors and certificate-granting programs, including New Media and Precision Agriculture. In addition, the Clark State...

“…Clark State is truly a college that has your best interest in mind. They make sure they are advising you to take the right classes in order to graduate on time, they have many different majors, and they try to make a schedule that best fits your...” – Amanda from Beavercreek, OH

Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida is a public, comprehensive institution in Sanford, FL. The main campus hosts the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium as well as UCF at Seminole State, a joint program where the University of Central Florida...

“…All of the teacher's I have had in the past two semesters have been really good. At first I felt like I was back in high school, but it was just a mental thing because that's what everyone said the school was like. Once I started attending classes...” – Sarah from Oviedo, FL

San Diego Christian College

Founded in 1970, San Diego Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college that educates students through teachings of the Scripture. SDCC is a private institution and associates with the evangelical denomination of Christianity. The suburban...

“…San Diego Christian College is a beautiful institution. The academia is that of a liberal arts college, but it is distinctive with its motivational faculty. It is unlike any school I've heard of, and its unique, albeit unorthodox, methodology is...” – Spencer from Santee, CA

Centralia College is a 2-year community college and the oldest continuously operating 2-year institution in Washington state. In addition to its associate degree and certificate offerings, Centralia confers four Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in...

“…I started the Music program this year, and I have actually learned more in this program than I had in all of my years in choir from 5th grade to my senior year.” – Savannah from Chehalis, WA

Co-founded by a former state congressman, Laramie County Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two outreach centers in southeast Wyoming. Among Laramie County’s degree and certificate programs, the college offers three Equine...

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

Formerly known as Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad Ana G. Méndez is an undergraduate research university with four campuses throughout Puerto Rico. UAGM is home to nine schools offering bachelor’s degree programs. For students with small...

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College is the largest 2-year community college in the state and a designated Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), as well as maintains cultural teams, such as the Native American Task Force, to promote inclusivity. CNM...

“…I have the best instructor in the world. She always keeps us motivated.” – Mario from Albuquerque, NM

Union College
Barbourville, KY
Union College (KY)

Founded in 1879, Union College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Kentucky affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Union grants bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors and 25 minors and all classes are founded on higher order...

“…it is a beautiful campus with friendly staff and body of students. there is usually always something to do, whether fun or for class. the food is great as well.” – Lauren from Barbourville, KY

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Toccoa, Georgia. The college is situated on a 1,100-acre campus near the Chattahoochee National Forest, with its namesake, the Toccoa Falls, occupying space on the college...

“…Toccoa's a great place to get away from the hurry and scurry of life and focus on God, fellowship, and academics. It's only 1.5 hours from Atlanta and an hour from Greenville, SC, so you can still get to civilization when you want it! Great...” – Becca from Savannah, GA

Concordia University-Saint Paul

Concordia University in St. Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Minnesota. The college maintains a massive collection of academic program offerings, ranging from certificate-level to doctoral-level, with many...

“…Class size is 20 and under and there are no TA's.” – Ashley from Dayton, MN

Bethel University (TN)

Founded in 1842, Bethel University is a private institution based in rural McKenzie, Tennessee. The school operates campuses around the state in Jackson, Nashville, Paris, Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. It is closely affiliated with the...

“…I feel that I will learn alot.” – Caleb from Lexington, TN

Andrew College

Andrew College is a private, 2-year institution located in Cuthbert, Georgia. Students attending Andrew campus have access to a number of state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Jinks Gymnasium, the ceramics studio, and the Jones Chapel. Andrew...

“…It is a 12:1 student teacher ratio! love it !” – Fernanda from Buford, GA

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Louisville, Kentucky, with satellite locations throughout the city and surrounding area. Students attending JCTC can choose to enroll in a number of career...

“…My English teacher is Bekka Van Horn, she is so helpful and the best teacher I have had throughout all of my years in school. I have become a much better writer since I have been at Jefferson and I am so excited to see how much information I can...” – Korbyn from Louisville, KY

Highland Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Illinois. Highland features four academic divisions granting degrees and certificates in over 60 fields of study and an honors program. Beyond the classroom, Highland hosts the...

Morris College

Morris College is a private, historically black college located in Sumter, South Carolina. The college is career-focused, and offers a number of programs to prepare students for employment, including their Cooperative Education and Call Me Mister...

“…Very motivating college” – Britney from Kingstree, SC

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a public, 2-year institution located in Traverse City. NMC maintains four satellite facilities in the region, including the Rogers Observatory, which is five miles of south of campus and frequently opens for public...

“…Smaller classes with great teachers. Lot's of opportunities with difference classes. Supportive staff.” – Catherine from Interlochen, MI

Massachusetts Bay Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses just outside of Boston. MassBay is home to seven academic departments offering degree and certificate programs and six associate degree programs are available entirely...

“…If all goes according to plan I will learn a lot since I am older and returning to college after a 16 year laps. This time I am more focused and determined to accomplish all my goals at MassBay!” – Susan

Formerly known as Universidad del Turabo, the Ana G. Méndez University-Gurabo campus is a private school in the eastern center of Puerto Rico. AGMU Gurabo offers over 100 academic programs conferring bachelor’s, associate degrees, and certificates...

“…Turabo is one of my favorite university. Has a great atmosphere and great places to hang out. In here you can focus on studying and improving yourself.” – Jesus from Puerto Rico

Chipola College is a public institution established on a rural campus in Marianna, Florida. Chipola awards a variety of associate’s degrees, college credit certificates, workplace development certificates, and industry-related certificates, as well...

“…The new bookstore is awesome! I also love the recent changes in the cafeteria! The Ace Lab is great too!” – April from Chipley, FL

Corning Community College, a member of the State University of New York system, is a 2-year college serving three counties in upstate New York. Corning confers degrees and certificates in over 40 academic programs in the liberal arts and technical...

Lake-Sumter State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Leesburg, Florida, with satellite campuses in Sumterville and Clermont. LSSC offers over 30 associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma programs, as well as two bachelor’s...

“… I am so blessed to have the chance to attend Lake Sumter Community College, This is my second semester back to college after 20yrs, and things have changed so much but the professors have been wonderful and encouraging, in all aspects. I am very...” – Rebecca from Belleview, FL

University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron is a public land-grant institution and research university located in Akron, OH. Akron is home to seven colleges conferring bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as a Student Recreaction and Wellness Center that features a...

“…The classes are generally small and the professors are fantastic. After you finish your electives, all the major-specific class are enticing and exciting. I'm glad I chose Akron over a smaller school. There are tons of opprotuniteis here for...” – Abby from Bellville, OH

Lehigh Carbon Community College is a 2-year community college serving the greater Allentown area. In addition to the courses offered at its five campuses, LCCC offers 15 academic programs that can be taken entirely online. LCCC’s Honors Program...

“…Most of the professors I have had are terrific-they are knowledgeable and personable.” – Hannah from Allentown, PA

Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

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

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

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

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

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

Florida Gateway College is a 2-year community college in north central Florida offering more than 60 academic programs in nine departments. The FGC Environmental Science program features two degrees specializing in Water Resources to prepare students...

“…Great professors but the student population is less than perfect- many don't care and make it painfully obvious (verbally) that they are going to school mainly for the pell 'refund' they will get. Makes classes annoying when so many are distracting...” – Barbara from Lake City, FL

Eastern Nazarene College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Quincy, Massachusetts. The college offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as the opportunity for students to attend a semester at Nashville...

“…I would rate Eastern Nazarene College a 9 out of a 10. I have learned so much about myself while attending. ” – Lisabeth from Brockton, MA

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, 2-year institution established in South Carolina, and is the only independently-run, residential 2-year college in the state. SMC offers six associate’s degree-level fields of study, including Arts,...

“…they are a well organized school. very small so there is a lot more one-on-one attention. everyone is very friendly and fun!” – Janell from Charleston, SC