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

Alliant International University is a private for-profit institution based in San Diego, California. Alliant operates multiple campuses around the state and abroad in Mexico, Japan, and China. Students can opt for the “Fast-Track” and take graduate...

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Miami University Hamilton is Miami of Ohio’s regional campus in the northern end of the greater Cincinnati area. Hamilton students have the option of completing a bachelor’s degree on campus in 12 academic departments or taking courses in over 100...

“…Each professor I have had does everything in his/her power to help the students achieve a superior grade and knowledge in the class. They all are willing to take personal phone calls, e-mails, office visits to discuss any problem or question. As a...” – Carl from Cincinnati, OH

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University is a private, liberal arts institution established in the city of Mount Pleasant. IW’s campus embraces its rich history, featuring the Harlan-Lincoln House museum, the Belle Babb Mansfield Symposium, the PEO Memorial Building...

“…I am having a great experience at Iowa Wesleyan. The town has that small town feel and everyone is friendly. The pass rate of the NCLEX-RN exam is what brought me to IWC, it is awesome!” – Krista from New London, IA

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the College of St. Joseph is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Green Mountains region of Vermont. CSJ is home to 20 majors centered around Christian values and the college’s Degree in Three program enables...

Featuring scenic views overlooking the nearby Mohawk River, Herkimer County Community College is one of the largest residential 2-year colleges in New York State. Herkimer features over 40 academic majors and offers numerous transfer agreements to...

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Lower Columbia College is a 2-year community and technical college in southwest Washington state. LCC offers degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study across 15 academic departments including pre-professional programs in law and medicine....

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Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College is a 2-year higher learning institution that operates two campuses in Steubenville and Youngstown, Ohio. The university has an “open door” admissions policy and grants associate degrees. A majority of students study...

Finger Lakes Community College is a 2-year community college affiliated with SUNY. FLCC offers courses in over 50 departments as well as eight fully-accredited online degree programs. The Finger Lakes athletic department features men’s and women’s...

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Western Wyoming Community College is a 2-year community college located near the southwest corner of The Equality State. All of the buildings at WWCC’s campus are connected via indoor glass hallways, offering views of the school’s reproductions of...

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Orange County Community College, also known as SUNY Orange, is a 2-year community college in southern New York state. SUNY Orange grants degrees and certificates in over 35 fields of study across 19 academic departments. Students in the college’s...

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Mohawk Valley Community College is the first 2-year community college established in New York State. MVCC has two campuses featuring degrees and certificates in over 90 areas of study and is part of the State University of New York system. In order...

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in the city of Bentonville. The college offers a wide variety of programs of study, with the option to complete a number of programs entirely online. Housing is...

Butler County Community College is a 2-year institution with six locations in western Pennsylvania. BC3 is home to four academic divisions--Business, STEM, Health Care, and Humanities & Social Sciences--offering degrees in 55 academic programs....

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Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, GA
Emmanuel College (GA)

Emmanuel College Georgia is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in the city of Franklin Springs. EC is Christ-centered, and based in Evangelical, Pentecostal faith. For full-time students, attendance of a weekly chapel and a weekly...

Thomas University is a 4-year private school in southern Georgia. TU serves both traditional and non-traditional students and offers bachelor’s degrees in 14 undergraduate programs, many of can be completed in hybrid or online formats. The study...

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Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Wesson, Mississippi. The college hosts satellite locations in seven other counties within the state as well. Students enrolled at Co-Lin can take advantage of a...

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Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University operates two campuses in New Jersey, a metropolitan campus in Teaneck, and a suburban campus in Florham, which makes FDU the largest private university in the state. FDU offers a Two Worlds degree programs, which allow...

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Just across the river from Cincinnati, Gateway Community and Technical College is a 2-year college in northern Kentucky. While most of Gateway’s over 30 academic programs are available at its main Urban Metro facility, the college’s healthcare and...

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public, 4-year institution established in 1857, and is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State system. The college offers over 80 major and minor areas of study, with programs resulting in...

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J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Richmond, Virginia. The college also maintains a second campus in Richmond and a third Goochland. Academics at Reynolds feature a number of special programs, such as...

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MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Olathe, Kansas, and it is one of eleven Nazarene education institutions in the country. Students attending MNU are required to attend chapel, and traditional...

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Hopkinsville Community College is a 2-year community college with two campuses in western Kentucky. HCC offers degrees and certificates in 20 academic programs. The Construction Technology program features a curriculum that trains students to build a...

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Kaskaskia College is a 2-year community college serving a nine county area in southwest Illinois. Kaskaskia offers 54 associate degree and 103 certificate-granting programs among its 35 academic departments. During every school year, KC sponsors a...

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Jamestown Community College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in the State University of New York system. SUNY Jamestown grants degrees and certificates in over 50 academic programs and its Job Shadow program allows students to...

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Indiana University East is a regional campus of IU in Richmond. IUE grants bachelor’s degrees across eight departments as well as 14 online completion programs. Student life centers around over two dozen clubs and organizations ranging from social...

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State College of Florida’s Manatee-Sarasota campus is a public, 2-year institution of the Florida College System. Along with the college’s traditional course offerings, SCF also offers online learning options, hosted programs, and a few baccalaureate...

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Schenectady County Community College is a 2-year institution in upstate New York and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Schenectady confers more than 50 degrees and certificates in six areas of study, as well hosts a number of...

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Tompkins Cortland Community College

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SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi is a technology-focused institution based in the Catskill Mountains. SUNY Delhi offers bachelor and associate degree programs as well as one-year technical certifications. Noted programs include culinary arts, golf...

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Northwest Christian University is a 4-year Christ-centered institution offering degrees in Bible & Theology, Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, and 15 other liberal arts subjects. NCU also sponsors study abroad programs during the school year and...

“…Superior education. Teacher who work in the field and teach. Small classes with great discussions.” – Alysha from Veneta, OR

With a main campus a short distance from the Ohio River, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution serving ten counties. WKCTC is home to five academic divisions and the Paducah School of Art and Design where students in...

“…The teachers are very helpful, and it's cool that most of the classes are somewhat small compared to a large class at a university. It gives the chance for the teachers to know you and your weaknesses in the class so that they can help you.” – Jennifer

Patrick Henry Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in southwest Virginia. PHCC is home to six academic departments granting degrees and certificates in subjects ranging from Legal Assisting to Media...

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CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is a public institution located in New York City. The school awards 2-year certificates and associate degrees in 15 different fields. Popular fields of study include teaching, community organization and...

“…I love the environment.. the school is big and they help you with applying and get through the hard parts of admission.” – Ryan from Brooklyn, NY

Manor College

Manor College is a private college affiliated with the Ukranian Catholic Church of the Eastern tradition that was founded by The Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. The campus hosts an on-campus Ukranian Heritage Studies Center (UHSC), as well as the...

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Allen Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Iola, Kansas, with a satellite campus in Burlingame. The college offers over 60 academic programs that lead to associate degrees, CTE certificates, and licenses. Allen maintains...

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Great Basin College

Founded in 1967, Great Basin College is a public institution located in Elko, Nevada. Along with its traditional classes, the college also offers a wide variety of fully online degree programs. The campus of GBC, including its 20 satellite facilities...

“…I amaze myself sometimes with the amount of knowledge I have gained in the year I have been going to GBC” – Shannon from Battle Mountain, NV

Calumet College of Saint Joseph is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Whiting, Indiana, with satellite campuses in Chicago and Merrillville. The college offers degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s levels in 20...

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Roxbury Community College is a 2-year community college in Boston dedicated to reducing economic and social barriers to opportunities for higher education. RCC is home to 25 associate degree programs in fields such as Web Technologies and Musical...

Brewton-Parker College

Brewton-Parker College is a private institution based in Mount Vernon, Georgia, and affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The school provides a Biblically-centered and liberal arts-based curriculum. Business administration and management,...

Arizona State University-West

Arizona State University-West is a 4-year public school in the Phoenix metro area and part of the ASU System. ASU West is home to seven colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic programs as well as the first undergrad...

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Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Salina. KWU offers students the opportunity to learn and travel with their Wesleyan Journey program, which awards course credit through experiential learning. The...

“…The teachers are amazing. The classes are small enough that the teacher knows your name, is willing to help you individually, and you know most of your classmates both in the classroom and out of it. The teachers have a way of covering the same topic...” – Shelby from Hutchinson, KS

Southwestern Illinois College

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

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

Western Nevada College is a 2-year community college with a main campus in the state capital of Carson City as well as four satellite campuses. In addition to associate degrees and certificates in over 25 areas of study, the college offers a bachelor...

“…I like Western Nevada College, for reasons that there is a great teacher to student ratio, it is a low cost school, and it prepares me for my pursuit in higher education. I like that I am able to get an education there and that I am helped on how to...” – Gary from CARSON CITY, NV

Northern Oklahoma College

Northern Oklahoma College is a public, 2-year institution located in the city of Tonkawa, and is the state’s oldest community college. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite facilities in Enid and Stillwater. NOC offers...

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Formerly known as Universidad del Este, Ana G. Méndez University-Carolina is a 4-year university and a campus of UAGM in northeast Puerto Rico. UAGM Carolina is home to nine schools granting undergrad degrees in over 30 fields of study. In addition...

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Arkansas State University-Beebe

Arkansas State University Beebe is a public, 2-year institution located in northeast Arkansas, with locations in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base. The college offers suite-style living accommodations for residential...

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Wytheville Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses in western Virginia. WCC confers degrees and certificates in 55 fields of study and 15 of these programs are available entirely online. To facilitate a more inclusive campus...

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The Sage Colleges

The Sage Colleges is a three-college institution located in both Albany and Troy, New York. Students enrolled at The Sage Colleges can attend classes on two campuses in order to complete their degree with a high level of flexibility. The college...

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Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a 4-year public university and a campus in the ASU system located in Arizona’s capital city. ASU Downtown is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 69 fields of study. The...

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New River Community College is a 2-year community college covering a four county area in southwest Virginia. NRCC offers degrees and certificates in over 40 academic fields of study. The college’s Alternative Energy program features courses focusing...

Central Christian College of Kansas

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Originally founded as a radio licensing academy, Grantham University is a for-profit online university designed for first generation students and students serving in the military. Grantham is home to four colleges of Business, Nursing, Engineering,...

Set among mountains, forests, and the Pacific Ocean, Peninsula College is a 2-year community college on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. PC is home to eleven academic departments and numerous courses take advantage of the college’s dynamic...

Mount Wachusett Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and three satellite locations in northern Massachusetts. Among the college’s over 70 academic programs, the Mount offers a number of accelerated courses that can be...

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Martin Methodist College

Martin Methodist College is a liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in the rural town of Pulaski, Tennessee, and operates centers in Spring Hill and Northfield, along with a virtual online campus. The Martin...

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SUNY College of Technology at Canton

SUNY College of Technology at Canton is located in northern New York State and part of the State University of New York System. Originally founded as the first 2-year college in New York, SUNY Canton now confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 career...

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Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s College is a liberal arts college with a campus on Long Island. St Joseph’s-Long Island confers bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic majors and also offers several service learning courses and...

Granite State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Concord, New Hampshire, with satellite locations in Conway, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Rochester. GSC primarily serves adult students, offering flexible scheduling options...

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Madisonville Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses and two extension sites in western Kentucky. MCC offers degrees and certificates in 27 academic areas of study. To promote diversity on campus, MCC sponsors the Multicultural...

Nashua Community College is a 2-year community college in southeast New Hampshire. NCC is home to seven academic departments offering more than 30 associate degree programs in subjects such as Holistic Massage Therapy and Cybersecurity Networking. In...

Cleary University is a private business school in southeastern Michigan and the only 4-year degree-granting institution in its county. Cleary awards bachelor’s degrees in 14 fields relating to business and management and also features an MBA program....

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With a campus overlooking Lake Champlain, Clinton Community College is a 2-year institution and a part of the State Universities of New York system. Among CCC’s 24 academic degrees, the college’s Health Services Management program is unique in...

Southern University Shreveport Louisiana is a 2-year commuter campus of Southern University and an institution designated an Historically Black College. SULA is home to six academic departments offering associate degrees as well as a Louisiana...

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Created by the merger of Prestonburg Community College and Mayo Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution in eastern Kentucky. With four campus locations, BSCTC offers over 25 academic and vocational...

Central Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties with a main campus in Lynchburg. CVCC grants associate degrees and certificates from eight academic departments, including degrees in General Studies and Liberal Arts...

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Trinidad State Junior College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in the state of Colorado. Trinidad State’s two campuses are home to over 45 degree and certificate granting academic programs. The junior college utilizes its...

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North Arkansas College is a 2-year community college with three campuses and a distance learning center serving a six county area. In addition to 11 associate degree- and certificate-granting fields of study, Northark also partners with area...

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Saint Johns River State College

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CUNY Queensborough Community College is a 2-year public school located in Bayside, NY. CUNY Queensborough offers certifications and associate’s degrees as well as college credit for life experiences. The school has an open admissions policy. Many...

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Alpena Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 700-acre campus in northern Michigan. ACC offers over 75 academic programs, awarding certificates, AA degrees, AAS degrees, and AS degrees, along with one BS degree...

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Rappahannock Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and three extension sites in eastern Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions. RCC is home to nine academic departments granting degrees and certificates as well as an...

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is a 2-year community college in New York City and a component institution of the City University of New York system. LaGuardia confers associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic fields of study. In addition,...

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Yakima Valley College

Yakima Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Washington. Along with the main campus located in Yakima, YVC also maintains a satellite campus in Grandview. Students enrolling at YVC have the option to enroll in one...

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Great Bay Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in eastern New Hampshire. GBCC confers associate degrees in 29 fields of study and is also home to 27 certificate-granting programs and the college’s Hospitality Management program...

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Danville Community College is a 2-year institution serving two counties in southern Virginia. DCC is home to eight academic departments offering over 100 academic degree and certificate granting programs. In addition to regular classwork, the college...

Central Ohio Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newark, with satellite campus locations in Coshocton, Mount Vernon, and Reynoldsburg. COTC offers over 40 academic and career-oriented programs, including a variety of...

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CUNY Kingsborough Community College

CUNY Kingsborough Community College is a 2-year public institution based in Brooklyn, NY. The school overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has its own private beach that is open for students in the summer. Many students choose to major in data processing,...

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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northern Kentucky. ECTC is home to degree and certificate granting programs in 30 fields of study such as Respiratory Care and Diesel Technology. Outside of...

“…The professors here are extremely knowledgeable and know what they are teaching. They are nice and dependable and will give the student all the opportunities to succeed in their class, as long as the student shows potential. Overall the professors...” – Nick from Brandenburg, KY

LIU Post

Named for breakfast cereal magnate C.W. Post, LIU Post is a private school on Long Island’s north shore and the largest campus of Long Island University. LIU Post grants bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors. In addition, LIU Post is home to...

“…Long Island University prides itself as a well educated school for everything and anything. They want you to learn and enjoy learning so the hire the best teachers they can. My history teacher my first semester was a writer and had written books on...” – Kiana from Freeport, NY

Founded by the Connecticut State Legislature with a mission to help students complete their higher education degrees, Charter Oak State College is an online college based out of the Hartford metro area. Charter Oak State offers a number of online...

“…Diverse and universal at the same time is how I would describe Charter Oak State College. The online education experience is above any other academic institution's that I have tried. The faculty is helpful, knowledgable and involved in your...” – Jamie from Thomaston, CT

Dominican College of Blauvelt

The Dominican College of Blauvelt is a private, 4-year institution established in Orangeburg, New York. Dominican College is situated in a suburb just 17 miles outside of New York City, giving students the opportunity to access everything the city...

Kirtland Community College is a 2-year institution covering the largest geographic area of any Michigan community college. Kirtland is home to five academic departments offering 25 degree and certificate-granting programs. With a campus located in a...

“…kirtland community college is a cost effective way to obtain general education credits. the teachers give a lot of personal attention to students. it is a good transition from high school into college.” – Brittany from Roscommon, MI

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is a public, 4-year institution that offers 19 undergraduate and 8 graduate majors and programs. USF Sarasota-Manatee is the smallest of the three USF campuses, with most classes having fewer than 20...

Piedmont Virginia Community College is a 2-year institution serving Charlottesville and six surrounding counties. PVCC is home to 12 academic departments conferring degrees and certificates in programs such as Web Technologies and Retail Management....

Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University Branch Campus of Franklin University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Ohio and a regional campus of the Franklin University system. Urbana confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic majors. To provide...

“…urbana is a tight-knit community, where you are more than just a number or statistic. everyone here knows who you are and cares about you. with small class sizes and amazing professors, you truly get a great education. ” – jen

CUNY Bronx Community College

CUNY Bronx Community College is a public institution situated in University Heights. The school has an open admissions policy and administers the SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center. BCC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and the first community...

“…Bronx community college is a great school to come get an education in a hurry. The people are friendly and very helpful. The professors are also very helpful and understand that students have lives outside of college.” – ANAIS from Bronx, NY

Hannibal-LaGrange University is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a rural, 165-acre campus in northeastern Missouri. HLGU offers over 30 undergraduate degrees and pre-professional programs, as well as three master’s degree...

“…HLGU is an inviting environment. The teachers really get to know you and are there to help you succeed. All the students, faculty, and staff are so kind and willing to help.” – Erin from Hannibal, MO

Eastern Wyoming College is a 2-year community college with two campuses covering a six county area. EWC is home to seven academic departments as well as the only programs in Veterinary Technology and Cosmetology in Wyoming. EWC also features a...

“…I have just graduated from Eastern Wyoming College this past May. I graduated with my Associates of Science in Accounting. I attended school out of state and it was a neat experience.” – Brittani from Mesa, AZ

Colorado State University-Global Campus is the online campus of the CSU system. US News & World Report ranks CSU-Global number nine on its list of Top Online Bachelor Programs. CSU-Global features 13 bachelor’s degrees and nine certificate programs...

North Central Michigan College is a 2-year community college in the northernmost part of the Michigan lower peninsula. North Central confers associate degrees in 24 fields of study and is also home to 39 certificate-granting programs. For students...

Originally founded to provide education for returning World War II veterans, Miami University-Middletown is a public university and a regional campus of the MU system in southern Ohio. MU Middletown offers 33 undergraduate majors as well as the...

“…Miami Middletown is very awarding and prestigious to the student who will take advantage of it in a positive way. Miami Middletown is a great place for many opportunities and extra curricular activities. If you're an organized, smart person, you will...” – Amanda from Franklin, OH

University of Pittsburgh-Titusville

The University of Pittsburgh-Titusville is a 2-year regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh in northwest Pennsylvania. Pitt-Titusville confers associate degrees in 14 academic fields of study. Additionally, Pitt-Titusville provides the...

“…The class sizes are small and manageable for teachers. The teachers know all their students by name and are there to help them on individual basis if needed. There are many opportunities for students to get help from the counseling center, tutors,...” – Rebecca from Beaver, PA

Formed by the consolidation of Maysville Community College and Rowan Technical College, Maysville Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution in northern Kentucky. MCTC is home to 25 degree and certificate-granting programs. The college’s...

Established in 2009, Texas A&M University-Central Texas is a public, upper division institution located in Killeen. A&M Central Texas offers completion for over 20 bachelor's degree programs, 17 master's degree programs, and a variety of...

Established in 1967, Southwest Virginia Community College is a public, 2-year institution located outside of Richlands, on Route 19 South. Southwest offers over 80 associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs throughout its seven paths of...

Ensconced in the St. John Valley, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a rural institution serving a diverse student body featuring a higher percentage of international students than any New England university. UMFK offers a number of academic...

“…I really enjoy attending UMFK. There is so much to do there with many activities that goes on. The professors are extremely helpful.” – Mariah from Byron, ME

With campus a short drive from the Hudson River, Columbia-Greene Community College is a 2-year institution and part of the State University of New York system. C-GCC is home to 10 academic departments featuring 40 degree and certificate-granting...

“…The classes available are all the perfect amount of time - not too much learning crammed in all at once, but long enough to receive a fulfilling lesson in whichever subject you're taking. I've taken one, two, and three day a week classes, and I don't...” – Sam

Zane State College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio. The college offers academic programs in over 30 fields of study, including seven fully-online programs, which utilize experiential learning to...

“…Zane State College placed ninth in the Nation for Student Success. I believe that says enough.” – Sylvia from Malta, OH

Based out of Minneapolis, Walden University is an online for-profit college dedicated to adult learners. Walden confers undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic programs. To accommodate working students’ schedules, Walden allows students to...