Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Standing on your feet for long hours in a hot kitchen is not for everyone. But if your passion for food runs deep, becoming a chef offers some of the most unique rewards of any profession. Culinary arts majors learn the art of cooking and the business of the kitchen. You will practice the arts that keep customers coming back for more. But you'll learn more than how to sizzle a steak or balance colors and textures on a plate. You'll also learn the ins and outs of running a kitchen, from keeping it sanitary to training assistants. This major prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. This includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. In this major, you can expect to spend anywhere from fifteen to forty hours a week in the kitchen and that's in addition to reading, research, and all other course work. In addition to learning about how to become a first class chef, a Culinary Arts major also gains practical knowledge in hotel and restaurant management, facilities management, and hospitality. Many Culinary Arts programs provide their students with hands-on experience through internships at restaurants. There's a lot of cooking, from the mundane to the elegant, but the major doesn't end in the kitchen. In complement to your instruction as a chef are courses designed to prepare you in basic business administration, from accounting to hotel law, so that by the time you complete your degree you will be ready to begin staking your claim as the next Master Chef.

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Colleges

Drexel University

Named for a prominent 19th century philanthropist, Drexel University is a 4-year private research university in Philadelphia. Drexel offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic majors with an emphasis on experiential learning. Additionally, the...

“…I have just finished my first year at Drexel and I already feel like I am learning a lot. The classes are challenging, but the professors are extremely helpful. For example, I took AP Calculus at my high school and did okay, but I didn't feel I was...” – Megan from Lester, PA

Southern New Hampshire University

Originally conceived as a school of accounting and secretarial science, Southern New Hampshire University has grown to become a 4-year private university. SNHU confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors available both on campus and...

“…The online classes are by no means easy. There are many weekly assignments in each class, but it is manageable if you budget your time. Overall, it is a great school - I've learned a lot there.” – Giovanni from Fort Lauderdale, FL

The University of British Columbia is a public institution with campuses located in the city of Vancouver and the city of Kelowna. The college is deeply rooted in academic research and maintains a number of research facilities, such as the Bamfield...

“…1. Although UBC is huge, it is easy to feel a little bit lost at times but it but because of its big size, it's also easy to find your nietzsche. 2. UBC has one of the most gorgeous campuses in the world, hands down. 3. UBC has a great...” – Anonymous

Idaho State University

Originally founded as The Academy of Idaho, Idaho State University is a 4-year public research university in southeast Idaho. ISU is home to six colleges conferring degrees in over 250 academic programs of study and offers a Career Path Internship...

“…idaho state university is a good school, with high standards in academics. the professors at this university will help in any way possible to get you the best grade and the knowledge of the subject along with it. i would recommend this school to...” – Morgan from Logan, UT

Houston Community College

Houston Community College is a 2-year community college system with 21 locations throughout the greater Houston area. HCC is home to eight academic fields of study conferring associate degrees and certificates and was created to give opportunities to...

“…Even though, HCC isn't the school I chose to go to, it isn't that bad. The professors will teach you one on one if you need help with something that they're teaching. They have tutoring centers to help students accomplish their work. The classes are...” – Jeannie from Houston, TX

Utah Valley University

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

“…Utah Valley University is the perfect place to go for college if you are looking for high quality education, affordable tuition, and low competition. It is inviting, relaxing, engaging, and enjoyable in every sense of those words. The education I...” – Kaitlin from Eagle Mountain, UT

The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit, Middle-States-accredited college offering food- and hospitality-focused associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. At the CIA’s main campus in New York, as...

“…First of all we are on a block system with new classes every three or six weeks depending on the block. Each block contains classes which if they are kitchen classes are everyday. These classes you will have hands on training as well as lectures on...” – Herbert from Marlboro, NJ

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College is a two-year institution based in Columbus, Ohio. CSCC offers technical certifications and associate degree and college credit for life experiences. The most popular majors are nursing assistant, logistics and supply...

“…The classes I am currently taking require you to remember alot of information. Im in the Veterinary Technician program and we learn how to handle animals and take care of them to the best of our ability. Even if your not going into the Vet Tech field...” – Melissa from Cutler, OH

College of DuPage

The College of DuPage is a two-year community college situated in the suburban town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The school has an open admissions policy and nontraditional students can gain college credits based on life experience. Top fields of study...

“…There are some really good teachers, but then there are those who really aren't the best. I've had classes in which I felt challenged, engaged, and really enjoyed it, but I've also been in one or two where the teacher teaches straight from the book,...” – Zach from Naperville, IL

Collin County Community College District

Collin College is a 2-year community college with campuses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Collin confers associate degrees and certificates in over 100 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete a core curriculum...

“…Not only did I learn the criteria that was taught to me, but I also learned to be more responsible and make sure that I got all my work done. Also I think I am ready to go to a 4-year college now since I had a trial-run here and it jump started my...” – Student from Plano, TX

South Texas College

South Texas College is a public community college based in McAllen, TX. Continuing education, workforce training, online programs, and hybrid courses are available in addition to traditional associate and bachelor degree programs. They also offer...

“…I learned a lot while being here at South Texas College. Unfortunately I did not pass my first classes. I am looking to go back but have not found the monetary means to go back. I am hoping to get some sort of scholarship to help me out.” – Robert from mcallen, TX

Phoenix College

Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Phoenix College offers a variety of facilities for students, including a dental clinic...

“…I give Phoenix Comnunity College a ten, with one being the lowest and ten the highest. It was an awesome experience, the teachers were friendly yet strict. I learned so much in such a short time it was well worth it.” – Elizabeth from Mesa, AZ

University of Alaska Fairbanks

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

“…I am a current student at UAF studying Chemistry Forensics. While I have only taken my general requirement classes, I feel that a majority of the classes are very well planned out and teach new information. Some of the classes are easy to pass with...” – Rianna from Fairbanks, AK

Macomb Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses in Warren and Clinton Township, Michigan. The college features a wide variety of unique academic programs, with subjects ranging from Court Reporting to Fire Science. Students...

“…While I prefer the more seasoned classical teachers. All my courses have had a rich amount of information in them. What you can learn really does warrant the credits you'll receive.” – Hannah from Roseville, MI

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

“…Oakland Community College is an excellent school. I learned quiet a bit in my first semester, with the help of my dedicated teachers. ” – Hannah from Lathrup Village, MI

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is a 2-year public institution offering associate degree programs and professional certifications. It has an open admissions policy and is the largest community college in the state of Utah. SLCC has several transfer...

“…I have been amazed to realize that even the classes required for general education credits have taught me something. Subjects that I thought of as dry (communications, biology, statistics) have found me integrating class substance into my daily life....” – Kira from Salt Lake City, UT

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly closed in March 2019. 

The Art Institutes are a system of schools specializing in graphic design and fine arts with 13 campuses in eight states. In addition to arts-based programs in subjects like Visual...

Miami International University of Art & Design is a school of design, fashion, and media arts and a campus of The Art Institutes. MIU confers degrees in six design-based academic programs such as Interior Design, Animation, and Marketing. In addition...

Southern Adventist University

Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University is an evangelical Christian college in south Tennessee affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The first Adventist school in the south, Southern confers undergraduate degrees in 64 majors. As a...

“…When I went to Southern I learn so about the school and what I should expect when I attend. The staff are very friend and treat everyone with kindness. ” – Child of God from Norcross, GA

College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada is a 2-year institution that was founded in 1971. CSN has three main campuses, in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, making it the state’s largest higher education institution. As a community college, CSN...

“…The College of Southern Nevada is a place for honest students who want to succeed. The teaching staff, along with the office staff, are there to assist you in any way needed. It has been a pleasant time attending this college and I would rate it a...” – Cynthia from Las Vegas, NV

College of the Ozarks

With campus a short distance from Lake Taneycomo, the College of the Ozarks is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southwest Missouri. College of the Ozarks grants undergrad degrees in 28 academic majors and all courses feature a Christ...

“…I visited this college and it is nicely spread out, and easy to get around. The people are nice and helpful, I hope I get accepted!!!!” – Jennifer from Pea Ridge, AR

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College is a public institution located primarily in Dayton, Ohio, with satellite campuses in Centerville, Englewood, and Huber Heights. The college offers a full array of degree and certificate programs, and provides additional...

“…I have taken 93 credit hours so far and I have learned a lot. I only have one more quarter before I graduate from Sinclair with my associates degree. ” – Ann from Huber Heights, OH

Vincennes University

With campus overlooking the Wabash River, Vincennes University is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. The first public college founded in the state, VU operates four campuses around Indiana and confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic...

“…their are the best.” – OLUWATOSIN EMMANUEL from VINCENNES, IN

The Community College of Philadelphia is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college is also home to three regional centers throughout Philadelphia. CCP offers more than 70 associate...

“…I like it a lot and I'm really learning.” – Robert from Phila, PA

Clark College

Clark College is a public, 2-year institution located in Vancouver, Washington. The college supports many areas of study, including Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & Biosciences, Public Service & Education,...

“…Clark College is dedicated to the highest standards of education and honesty wants everyone to not only succeed but be the best they can be. Everyone on campus is here to help you from Professors, Counselors and fellow students. There are many...” – Gina from Vancouver, WA

Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Overland Park, Kansas. Academics at Johnson County feature a wide variety of course delivery methods, including self-paced, face-to-face, online, hybrid, internships, and...

“…The professors at JCCC are outstanding, especially in the Mathematics and Science departments. Each professor I've come into contact with has taken an interest in my personal journey as well as other students in the classroom, and has gone above and...” – Kristian from Spring Hill, KS

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Northern Wyoming Community College District is a multi-campus community college with locations in both Sheridan and Gillette, WY. The institutions serve Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson counties, conferring three associate degrees: Associate of Arts...

“…Classroom sizes are small and manageable. This enables professors to take advantage of one-on-one learning. There are many resources around campus which help when having difficulty in a class. Professors are patient when a student does not understand...” – Jamee from Sheridan, WY

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. The college offers courses at all hours, including daytime, afternoon, early-evening, late-evening, midnight, and weekends, with fully-online options...

“…Bunker Hill Community College is a great school. I have met both interesting and amazing students and staff members. The Culinary Arts Program is challenging and rewarding.” – Shanae from Dorchester, MA

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul College is a community and technical college with an open admissions policy. Qualifying students who have graduated from Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools may attend the college tuition-free through the Power of YOU program. Saint...

Established in 1992, Estrella Mountain Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Avondale, Arizona, with satellite facilities also located in Buckeye. EMCC is a member of the Maricopa Community College District, serving a student...

“…The class sizes are small, they keep them around 24 students per class. This allows a lot of student teacher interaction and allows you to ask all the questions you need.” – Jennie from Glendale, AZ

Snow College

Snow College is a public institution located in rural Ephraim, Utah. Snow is a community college that offers a variety of associate degrees and professional certifications as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Music and a Bachelor of...

“…While at Snow College I learned so much! All the professors were willing to help me outside of class and had an environment inside of class set up in a way where students weren't afraid to speak up. Not only did I learn a lot about math, English,...” – Sorine from Grantsville, UT

Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the...

“…I learn new things daily while attending Nicholls, whether it be learning street smart things or things in class. I love being there to learn.” – Xavia from Troy, AL

Schoolcraft College is a public 2-year community college in Livonia, Michigan. The school offers traditional courses for credit as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development classes. They use an open admissions policy and students can...

“…Schoolcraft College is a great school to start out at. It has helped me become more mature and start to become independent. Schoolcraft is a great college to start out at if you aren't ready to leave home yet. ” – Haley from Livonia, MI

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,...

“…University of Alaska Anchorage is so cool! The students and instructors are really nice and friendly. Plus the view is beautiful. It consist of trees, plants and flowers, and sometimes you will see birds and animals passing by.” – Mai from Anchorage, AK

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

Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is a 2-year community college based in Joliet, Illinois. It is a public college that offers professional certifications and associate degrees in a wide range of subjects. The most popular majors are automotive mechanics. nursing...

“…Great starter school for students that are undecided on a major or university. You can save thousands of dollars beginning your first two years at JJC because tuition is very affordable. Along with the several transferable credits, there is an...” – Kristin from Plainfield, IL

Seattle Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with four satellite facilities throughout the region. The college’s urban, 15-acre main campus spans over 10 buildings within Seattle’s Capitol Hill, which provide...

“…Seattle Central embraces individuality and acceptance. It's a fantastic college! Great instructors and a diverse student body.” – Amy

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College is a community college with an open admissions policy. The school is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves both the Clayton and Fulton counties. ACT confers associate degrees, technical certifications,...

Baker College

Formed by the consolidation of Baker Business University and Muskegon College, Baker College is a career and vocational school with several campus locations throughout Michigan. Baker confers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and students...

“…I am learning a lot at baker” – Elizabeth from Flint, MI

Red Rocks Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Colorado, with campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. RRCC offers AA, AS, AGS, and AAS degrees, which cover over 100 different fields of study, as well as over 60...

“…A school where the faculty cares about the students. Class sizes are small and tuition is low. This school is a great value when compared to the larger state universities!” – Eddie from CO

Brookdale Community College is a public institution located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Along with the main campus, the college also includes five additional campuses throughout Monmouth county. For students over the age of 18, a high school diploma is...

“…You get what you put in. Almost every teacher is willing to take you to the next level if you're ambitious enough.” – Eric from Parlin, NJ

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College is a two-year institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school operates eight other campuses throughout the state. The school operates its own Hotel at Kirkwood Center which is assisted by Hospitality and Culinary Arts...

“…I have been a student here for 1 year plus a summer semester, and all the classes I have taken have been challenging but I have been able to get through them. In every class I have learned something new and exciting everyday I had class.” – Beth from Marion, IA

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

“…I know that i will learn a lot at PG because of the support of my counselors and professors. Already I have made lasting relationships with some of the recruiters” – Rebecca from Cheltenham, MD

El Centro College

El Centro College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, Texas. The college is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Students attending ECC have a wide variety of choices...

“…I thought when someone started college, they would just be considered as a number, even in a community college. But at El Centro I've had the pleasure to know teachers that really do care for your success and help you get to where you need to be. I...” – Melanie from Dallas, TX

Mott Community College

Mott Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Flint, Michigan, with satellite locations throughout the state in Clio, Howell, Fenton, and Owosso. The college offers over 100 certificates, occupational degrees, and degrees for...

“…At Mott, most of the students are there to learn their basics and then move on to a bigger better four-year university. It makes Mott sound like a lame little stepping stone, but I love Mott. It has smaller class sizes, even for basics, and the...” – Jessica from Flushing, MI

Cape Fear Community College

Located in southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College offers technical programs and 2-year transferable degrees to its 23,000-plus student body. CFCC has two campuses, one in Wilmington and on in Castle Hayne, as well as two educational...

“…I rate CFCC a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. It is a great school with excellent teachers, smaller classes than a university, and it is a lot more afordable. I really like the two new parking decks they have recently added for students to make parking a...” – Brandon from Wilmington, NC

College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia is a public institution located in Brunswick. It is part of the University System of Georgia and provides student-centered academic programs. The most popular majors are nursing, elementary education, and middle school...

“…The proffesors here are really professional, and this school is not a community college anymore, they have raised up to a university system. They are going to be building dorms soon which will be finisheed by 2011. Recently I have gone to one of...” – Charley from Jesup, GA

Elgin Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Illinois, with satellite locations in Hanover Park, Burlington, and Streamwood. ECC offers 138 degree and certificate programs, including over 25 different fields of study for...

“…Elgin Community College has a great student to teacher ratio and the quality of the education is high. Many of the professors are trained professionals in their areas of study.” – Kinjal

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
Del Mar College

Del Mar College is a 2-year community college located in Corpus Christi, Texas. DMC provides associate degrees and professional certifications. Many students choose to study nursing, welding, or police and criminal science. Del Mar College is a...

“…Del Mar is one of the best community colleges in the country. Most of the teachers will teach you every detail that you need to know; I've been going since summer 2010 and I've learned more than most people learn in their 4 years of college.” – Karista from Corpus Christi, TX

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Perkasie and Bristol. Bucks offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing students either for...

“…The advisers and staff are the best their ever was, and the coaches even better. i know because i play Volleyball there.” – Dominique from Philadelphia, PA

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...

“…How well the class is taught depends on the teacher and varies greatly. Many classes put up notes in a powerpoint format, and in order to fully learn the material you have to study and make sense of the notes given. This especially applies to science...” – Valerie from Toledo, OH

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College is a 2-year community college based in El Paso, Texas. The school operates five campuses and offers courses throughout the El Paso and Hudspeth counties. EPCC has an open admissions policy and offers programs for...

“…El Paso Community College is the best place to start. It is a great place to start if you are a student who does not qualify for financial aid. It offers many different associates degrees, and you can obtain it in two years or less.” – Cecilia from El Paso, TX

Kilgore College

Kilgore College is a community college based in Kilgore, Texas, and is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the state. Kilgore offers professional and technical certifications as well as associate degree programs....

“…I love this college. The classes are small. The teachers are patient” – Tenaria from Longview, TX

Spokane Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with facilities throughout Spokane, Republic, Newport, Ione, Colville, and Inchelium. SCC offers over 100 areas of study in a variety of fields including Healthcare,...

“…I have learned a lot at SCC. I have been lucky enough to receive teachers who do well at teaching and have the ability to lecture on a course without me becoming completely bored. The course work allows me to become more independent and learn how to...” – Vally from Spokane, WA

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...

“…It is amazing the staffs are very friendly.” – Lashaun from Brooklyn, NY

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College is a 2-year institution in Selden, New York, that grants associate degrees and certifications. The college offers credit for students with life experiences. Programs offered include culinary arts and food service,...

“…Suffolk has amazing academic opportunities , that will allow you to save money and transfer out to the school or your dreams, all with hard work and commitment. ” – Amanda from Commack, NY

With a main campus on the banks of the Rio Grande, Laredo College is a 2-year community college serving three south Texas counties. LC’s academic offerings are divided into five instructional divisions including a South Campus extension site hosting...

“…I am attending Laredo Community College I been only once to the campus and I liked it, so I know my years there are going to be worth it.” – Americo from Laredo, TX

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...

“…Arizona Western College is a great place to achieve your educational goal. It is a college with great opportunities for students. It can help you achieve your eductional plan to be very successful. ” – Iliana from Yuma, AZ

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

Edmonds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban, 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington, with satellite facilities located in Everett. Edmonds CC offers over 120 associate’s degree and certificate options, as well...

“…edmonds community college is the best school that i have ever gone to. the teachers actually care deeply about the students learning, and do everything to make themselves available for help at any time. they understand their students and are able to...” – tia from Snohomish, WA

Scottsdale Community College is a 2-year community college. SCC awards degrees in over 100 fields of study and 60 certificates. In addition to the regular offerings on its Scottsdale campus, SCC courses are also available as online, hybrid, and 8...

“…So far all of my teachers have been very knowledgeable and helpful. The subjects are taught effectively and interestingly. I especially enjoyed Anthropology with Lisa Cole and Honors Forum with Suzanne Schlapkohl.” – Sara from Fountain Hills , AZ

National Louis University
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association...

“…National Louis has a great Pathways program, students can earn a bachelorÂ?s degree at a significantly reduced tuition rate. National Louis University provides each student with a Student Success Coach throughout their program to ensure that they...” – Reyna from Wheeling / Rolling Meadows, IL

Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC offers a number of associate and certificate programs with focuses ranging from Radiation Therapy to Pastry Arts. Students attending classes on...

“…I haven't taken any classes, only online. The experiences that I had going to the school were horrible, I could never get straight answers on anything. ” – Heather from River Ridge, LA

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Michigan. GRCC values experiential learning, offering students the ability to learn in environments beyond the traditional classroom in Service Learning...

“… I would rate this institution an A- the facilities s are clean and the staff are attendative to every students needs i learn fascinating new things in my classes and it is easy to afford” – Aaron from Rockford, MI

Located just outside of Hartford, Manchester Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. MCC features 47 academic programs and continuing education courses in 21 fields of study as well as an Honors College. Several...

“…This school is a very advanced and close community college. Every teacher that works here truly cares for each and everyone of their students. The students here are also easy to get along because we are so close in a classroom. ” – Crystal from Manchester, CT

Nashville State Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Davidson County, Tennessee, with satellite locations in Antioch, Waverly, Dickson, and Clarksville. NSCC offers over 80 academic programs, featuring fields of study such...

“…I learned a lot about English as a second Language to me. I also had great teachers and instructors who were there for me and my classmates to help me. I felt so comfortable to ask questions and find the answers from my instructors. ” – Camellia from Nashville, TN

Chattahoochee Technical College

Chattahoochee Technical College is a public institution based in Marietta, Georgia, with seven other campuses around the state. CTC has an open admissions policy and encourage students to participate in their Soar with Four program, or to enroll full...

“…This a great school to attend. I love that the classes are small, because every now and then I need to ask a few extra question and I am not afraid to do so. ” – Sheena from Albany, GA

Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

Coastal Carolina Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Camp Lejeune. Coastal Carolina offers associate’s degrees in Arts, Science, Engineering, Music,...

“…I have been a student at CCCC for the last 1 1/2 years. I love it! I have had very few problems with instructors, actually. The only issue I have had was with an on-line class where the instructor would not grade or respond to my emails. Very...” – Chandra from Jacksonville, NC

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state,...

“…You can tell the teachers really care about students; a lot of them will go above and beyond to help you succeed. The small class sizes allow you to ask questions and interact with classmates; the professor actually knows your name and it's just a...” – Amanda from Lititz, PA

Hocking College

Hocking College is a 2-year community college with an open admissions policy and a focus on “hired education.” It is the only community college that offers on-campus housing in the state of Ohio to encourage immersive learning. Students can take...

“…Hocking has been great for my Wildlife Management career. I get a ton of opportunities to get some hands on experience. The classes are never boring and are mostly outside. ” – Michelle from Nelsonville, OH

Olympic College is a 2-year community college with three campuses in northwest Washington state offering 60 fields of study. Students in Olympic’s Culinary Arts program assist in operating the campus’s Olympic Café and Fireside Bistro in addition to...

“…Maybe I have just gotten lucky with my choice of professors, but Olympic College has provided (for the most part) instructors that try their best to connect with the students. Most teachers are willing to meet with you if you need extra help...” – Taylor

Newbury College is a private institution located in Brookline, Massachusetts, three miles outside of Boston, providing a liberal arts and career-focused education. Newbury College offers a Three-Year Degree program for many of their baccalaureates...

“…people will learn a lot because it is a nice small school and u can get one on one time with your professor when needed.” – Steven from West Haven, CT

Odessa College

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

Lee College

Lee College is a community institution established in Baytown, Texas. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a number of satellite campuses to service its 13 surrounding school districts. The school features a number of programs to...

Central Piedmont Community College

With brick buildings across many blocks, Central Piedmont Community College maintains six campuses across Mecklenburg County.  The locations include the newly renovated performing arts Pease Auditorium and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center...

“…cpcc is great, with small classes, two free gyms, and classes on every subject i've ever heard of. the staff are always helpful and informative. they offer classes to fit your schedule from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm m-f and online. and with five campuses...” – Adam from Concord, NC

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...

“…Love this University because it caters to it's students as far as the advisers going out of their way to help in anyway they can. We have the best meal plan in the country due to the culinary that run the many choice on-campus restaurants. The...” – Ryan from Harwich, MA

Montgomery County Community College

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

“…The teaching is really solid and the classes are interesting, but the quality of my fellow students is mediocre at times. It drags down the classroom environment.” – Aly from Norristown, PA

Mercer County Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Trenton area offering courses in 75 associate degree programs. Degree-holding students are able to transfer to five 4-year New Jersey colleges and universities through...

“…Mercer County Community College is good school to start off, finishing or continuing your education. Good reason to go to Mercer County Community College because its affordable and they challenge students to go farther. I rated Mercer County...” – Foster from Hamilton, NJ

College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho is a public two-year institution located in Twin Falls, ID. CSI operates several outreach programs around the state, in Boise, Gooding, Hailey, and Burley. Popular majors include licensed practical nurse training, baking and...

“…This is a two year college, but all the courses are exactly what you will find at any other University for getting your prerequisites done. I find that all of the instructors are very well qualified for their positions and have earned their...” – Dave from Boise, ID

Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in the city of Council Bluffs. Each student attending IWCC is assigned to an academic advisor with knowledge of specific careers to guide their academic progress. Along with vocational...

“…The great thing about Iowa Western Community College, is that even though it's a two-year college, it doesn't lack anything that a four-year college has. I'm loving my classes, and learning quite a bit more than I thought I would from the teachers...” – Val from a small town in Iowa

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College is a public institution in the city of Alvin, Texas. ACC’s focus is to provide accessible, high-quality academic opportunities and economic development to its community. Because ACC participates in Texas Common Course...

“…The teachers really know what they're doing and the classrooms are smaller than on a lot of large campuses so you can get individual attention from the teacher and learn even more.” – Stacey from Alvin, TX

Lorain County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Elyria, Ohio, with satellite locations in Wellington and North Ridgeville. With the second-lowest tuition rate in the state, LCCC offers nearly 300 programs within ten...

“…Lorain County Community College is a great community college for students to attend in order to get a few steps closer to their career choices. My personal experience at the school has been very much gratifying and I am very pleased with my decision...” – melisa from Vermilion, OH

Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College is a public school based in Georgia and operates two campuses in Alpharetta and Lawrenceville. It is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia and has an open admissions policy. Popular majors include automotive,...

“…The faculty/staff are informative and exceptional. The website is very easy to navigate. This is one of the best technical schools in Gwinnett County.” – Alexia from Lawrenceville, GA

ECPI University
Virginia Beach, VA

Founded in 1966, ECPI University is a for-profit university with 16 locations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas. ECPI is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors. All students enroll in...

“…yes, my ambition is to learn an become a better person in future where by helping other people is my interest.” – Joab from Kenya

Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is a 2-year public community college. The school awards associate degrees and provides 1-to-2-year professional certification programs. Data processing, nursing, and commercial vehicle operation are among the most popular...

“…It is a far College so I give it a 7. Being that this school will get you in debt.” – Rhonetta from GREENVILLE, SC

Frederick Community College is a 2-year college in northern Maryland. FCC is home to more than 85 degree and certificate-granting academic programs in subjects including American Sign Language and Culinary Skills as well as an Honors College. In...

“…I feel very happy with my classes this semester. I have learned so much material already and the semester is only half over!” – Alyssa from Frederick, MD

Named for the Native American tribal chief who greeted the pilgrims on their arrival in America, Massasoit Community College is a 2-year institution in the greater Boston area. Massasoit’s three campuses are home to 21 associate degree programs...

“…Accounting wasn't my top choices for a career. But recently I took a class at Brockton High School and loved every moment of it. That is my new career in life.” – Beshawn from Brockton, MA

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...

“…Overall, Henry Ford Community College is a great school. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to gain a great education for a reasonable price.” – Jasmine from Detroit, MI

Trident Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in North Charleston, South Carolina, with satellite facilities in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Hollywood. The college offers over 150 transfer and technical degree...

“…I have been at Trident since August of 2010 and so far I have nothing bad to say about the teacher and academic advisers who I have had or come into contact with. I have a full 15-hr schedule this semester and although my classes are all quite...” – Katherine from Charleston, SC

Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in East Peoria, with satellite facilities located in Pekin and Peoria. ICC offers over 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs, many of which feature opportunities for...

“…The classes are challenging but at the same time the professors are very understanding offering endless help.” – Kelli from Peoria, IL

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

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

Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. The college maintains four campuses in Madison along with four satellite locations in Reedsburg, Portage, Watertown, and Fort Atkinson. Students...

“…The teachers seem to be very knowledgeable about their class subjects and generally care about their student's success. The tuition costs are very good for the education and there aren't any crazy hidden fees. The college also has many clubs and...” – Anna from Madison, WI

Alamance Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Graham, North Carolina, with a satellite facility located in Burlington. ACC offers over 30 career-technical and academic fields of study, which award associate’s degrees,...

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...

Surrounded by a heavily wooded area in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandhills Community College is a rural 2-year community college in the Tar Heel State. As the first community college in North Carolina to offer a transfer degree to a 4-year...

Linn-Benton Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and three extension centers in western Oregon with more than 80 academic degrees and certificates grouped into seven departments known as Meta Majors. LBCC’s Culinary Arts...

“…When I enrolled to LBCC I really thought nothing of it. In my head I just thought oh look more school. But after the first year at LBCC I have learned so much and respect and thank every professor I have had and will have in the near future. Thank...” – Daniel from Sweet Home, OR

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of North Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains two additional campuses in Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. FTCC is committed to...