Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Liberal arts isn’t only a type of school, it can also be a general degree that allows for exploration in a multitude of topics, from business to science to humanities to philosophy. It will also include mathematics, science, literature, art, religion, and anthropology all in equal measures—since there are no “major” requirements, per se, students can take a wide variety of classes without as much worry regarding course type. A liberal arts degree is a sort of build-your-own education that can provide a wide-open range of options in many industries.

Lauded benefits of a general liberal arts education include the encouragement to read and think critically, not only attempting to solve problems, but asking why we have to solve them in the first place. There’s also a large emphasis on writing, as well as broad thinking. The liberal arts trademark is encouraging education across all kinds of humanistic inquiry, not in a specific area alone.

Baccalaureate

General liberal arts degrees are typically only offered at the baccalaureate level, since graduate programs are usually defined as delving deeper into a specific area or concentration. Liberal arts degrees are conferred at liberal arts colleges in 4-year programs, which are often distinguishable by small class sizes to keep the student-teacher ratio down. Most liberal arts colleges take advantage of the socratic method to education, using open dialogue in classes to create debate and spark ideas.

Some associates programs do exist at a few universities, including: Saint Leo University, Pennsylvania State University, Florida Institute of Technology, and New England College.

A liberal arts degree is applicable in almost any industry.

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Colleges

Delaware County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Marple Township, Pennsylvania. Along with its main campus location, DCCC also maintains a number of satellite facilities in Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton,...

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Keystone College

Founded in 1868, Keystone College is a private school situated in the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The school offers a Keystone Promise which guarantees that students will be employed within six months of graduating if they fulfill...

“…At Keystone, you aren't just another student. The professors are always there to help you and will remember your face. Couldn't ask anymore from a college!” – Olivia from Montrose, PA

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

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

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,...

“…Learning is a big part of your college experience if not the biggest. And this school for being in a small city has been a large institution in my life my learning. I never knew I would learn so much in so little time.” – Momo

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

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

Clackamas Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Oregon City, and is one of the largest community colleges in Oregon state. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite campuses in Milwaukie and...

“…There's a great atmosphere on campus and it's great to be able to meet new people, all kinds of people. There's a greater variety of people at Clackamas, and the sports are great!” – Sara from Gresham, OR

Mt San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College is a 2-year community college in Walnut, California. Mt. SAC provides associate degrees, job training certificates, adult education, and youth summer programs. The school houses a working farm, wildlife sanctuary, and a...

“…Big campus I reccommend very comfortable walking shoes maybe even hicking boots very helpful staff, very visible signs and building names so you dont lose your way” – Karina from Ontario, CA

Lake Land College is a 2-year community college in eastern Illinois offering associate degrees in over 40 areas of study and numerous certificates in subjects such as John Deere Tech and Renewable Energy. In addition, Lake Land designates over 15...

Tennessee Technological University

Based in the rural town of Cookeville, Tennessee, the Tennessee Technological University is a public institution. The university’s curriculum is focused on technology and science. A majority of students pursue degrees in teacher education, business,...

“…Most of my professors are interesting so that helps me retain the material they teach.” – Meghan from Crossville, TN

Rutgers University-Newark

Rutgers University-Newark is a public research university and a campus of the Rutgers system. Rutgers Newark is home to seven colleges granting undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors. Additionally, the Newark campus hosts research facilities...

“…From all the articles and reviews that I've read about Rutgers University, I am confident in my decision to attend this prestigious institution for higher education. Having world class technology, distinguish PH.D recipients-teachers-I know for a...” – Roisin from Boynton Beach, FL

Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
Dordt University

Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College is a Christian liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Dordt grants undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and all classes feature a reformed Christian perspective. As a Christian...

“…Dordt College has exceptional academics and wonderful professors. The professors challenge you and you learn important information about your major throughout your time at Dordt. ” – Kailee from Ripon, CA

Simpson College

Simpson College is a private, 4-year institution established in Indianola, Iowa. Simpson features a unique Engaged Citizenship core curriculum which includes the Simpson Colloquium for first years as well as a Senior Capstone project. The college is...

“…Simpson College is an amazing campus where I have grown immensely. I absolutely love Simpson, and others do too, though no college is perfect. It's a beautiful place to be. ” – Anna from Cedar Rapids, IA

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...

“…All of the teachers I've had the pleasure of knowing at this particular school have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable on their subject. Many relate topics we're learning with real world issues, encourage debates and utilise a variety of...” – Heidi

Anna Maria College

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

“…The student to teacher ratio is 15-1!” – Bernice from Bridgeport, CT

Felician University

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

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

Bay Path University

Named for a trail utilized by Native Americans, Bay Path University is an all-female undergraduate college in southern Massachusetts with co-educational programs at the graduate level. Bay Path confers bachelor’s degrees in 58 programs of study and...

“…If anyone is looking for a school to not only help them find their perfect career goal, but to find out more about yourself, this is the place to go. Through programs such as WELL I have learned how important it is for women to take charge of their...” – Dominique from Waterbury, CT

Founded by the churches of Christ, Ohio Valley University is Christian liberal arts college that fuses Biblical faith with its curriculum of higher learning. OVU offers 26 majors including Bible and Ministry as well as 11 pre-professional tracks. US...

“…The professors seem to actually care wether students pass or fail. With a student teacher ratio of 1 to 20 I don't think you could go wrong choosing this college.” – Thomas from Huntington, WV

Prairie State College is a 2-year community college serving Chicago’s south suburbs by offering programs in five academic departments as well as an honors program. Students in Prairie State’s Dental Hygiene program assist in operating a clinic on...

“…Good place to start out of get some extra credit for other programs. ” – Bettenia from Homewood, IL

CUNY City College

The City College of New York is a public senior college in upper Manhattan and the oldest institution of higher learning in the City University of New York system. CCNY is home to 10 academic divisions and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as...

“…There will always be hard to understand professors wherever you go, but there are lots of places at the college that offer help, and in my experience, many fellow students are willing to group together to ace a class.” – Denise from New York, NY

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...

Established in 1923, Schreiner University is a private liberal arts institution that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The Texan campus features an alumni house, several residence halls, a ministry center, a science center and observatory,...

“…Schreiner University has offered me everything I can ask for in a college or university. The faculty on campus make it their mission that you understand the course work and they will personally assist you in any way they can. SU has taught me so much...” – Virginia from Brenham, TX

Folsom Lake College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two outreach centers in northern California. Among FLC’s 50 academic divisions, the Gerontology program offers courses to study the aging process and to plan ways for senior citizens...

“…Folsom Lake college is amazing! The campus is beautiful even though the athletic field is still under construction. The teachers are exceptional as well! ” – Nichole from Rancho Cordova, CA

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...

“…Many useful, transferable, flexible classes that meet academic needs!” – Alias

College of the Sequoias (COS) is a public two-year community college in Visalia, one of three campuses in the COS system. The college was established in 1926 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940. The Visalia main...

“…This community college is great for all types of students. I am a full time student and also working full time with a 4 month old son. I'm learning something new every semester!! ” – Erin from Hanford, CA

Northwest Vista College

Northwest Vista College is a 2-year community college that confers associate degrees and technical certifications. The school is part of the Alamo Colleges District and offers several Academic Workforce Programs through the Healthy & Biosciences...

“…The school location is amazing and very beautiful. The classes are very easy if you pay attention and if you fall back you can easily catch up with the help of your professors. The professors are very friendly and are always willing to help you and...” – Sarahi from San Antonio, TX

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...

“…The only college that has no registration fee and is the cheapest when it comes to paying for tuition. ” – Marco from Bel Air, MD

Quincy College is a public, 2-year institution established in Massachusetts. Quincy offers 24 certificate programs and 34 associate degree programs, and it has been granted the ability to confer baccalaureate degrees as well. The college is a...

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

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

University of South Carolina-Upstate

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

“…The campus is very nice and clean. They have a lot hills, but you'll get use to traveling on them them. Their campus has a lot of restaurants on it” – Christopher from Lancaster, SC

Wilmington College

Wilmington College was founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is a career-focused liberal arts institution situated in rural Wilmington, Ohio. It is the only private college in the state that offers an Agricultural program....

“…The professors here are very understanding and treat you like another human being. They treat you like an adult and are very easy to get along. They are willing to meet with you and assist you in any way possible. They get you hand on experience. It...” – Paige from Bloomingburg, OH

Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 297-acre campus in Palos Hills, Illinois, with satellite locations in Tinley Park and Blue Island. The college offers over 140 academic programs, including transfer...

“…The classes are small, 30 students max. This makes for great communication between you and the professor (no teacher assistants here!). All of my teachers are excited to teach each day, and make the material exciting (even math). I don't believe...” – angelika from Orland Park, IL

The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle is a private, Catholic institution based in the city of the same name about 16 miles outside of New York City. CNR maintains two schools that confer undergraduate degrees for traditional students, the School of Art &...

“…The College of New Rochelle is a unique and refreshing college offering adults entering/re-entering school an alternative learning experience. ” – Stacy from Brooklyn, NY

Rogers State University

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

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

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

The Minerva Schools at KGI was created by a partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute and the Minerva Project. The school is a member of the Claremont University Consortium. The Minerva schools can be found in San Francisco California, Buenos...

“…A Global Liberal Arts College designed to train students to solve complex global problems and move the world forward. Minervans take all classes seminar-style and travel to 7 different cities over 4 years. It's fun, challenging and ” – Haziq Azizi from Malaysia

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...

“…MCCC is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. I got a good education there. I would recommend it to anyone. ” – Melissa from Yardville, NJ

Bryn Athyn College is a 4-year Christian institution that pairs study of the liberal arts with spiritual inquiry rooted in the New Church, a sect of Christianity that respects all faiths. All classes in Bryn Athyn’s 18 liberal arts majors are based...

“…Bryn Athyn is a small school, with a spiritual basis. The school is attempting to expand through athletics, but is still trying to retain their core values. The school is part of a very tight knit community” – Andrew from Exton, PA

Concordia University-Irvine

Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University Irvine is a school of liberal arts in southern California. CUI is home to five colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 26 academic majors and 50 specializations....

“…Coming to Concordia University has helped me not only grow as a christian but as a student by opening my mind more into different disciplines. ” – David from LA Verne, CA

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...

“…csi has an amazing health sciences program. the staff for the health sciences are great at getting the students where they need to be both academically and professionally, so that when they enter the professional world, they will start off strong....” – Cody from Filer, ID

Mission College is a 2-year community college serving the West Valley district of Silicon Valley. Mission offers degrees and certificates in over 40 areas of study. Several classes are available online or as hybrids where online lectures are...

“…The professors organize the classes so that the students can easily understand the material. I love the hands on participation most of the professors incorporate into the classes.” – Laurelle from Milpitas, CA

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

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a public institution based in Green Bay, WI. The UWGB campus is home to the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, the Richard Mauthe Center which acts as the religious center, and a 2,000-seat Weidner Center for the...

“…UWGB is perfect for anyone who wants to find a fun community with interesting classes.” – Alexa from Niagara, WI

Peru State College
Situated in Peru, NE, Peru State College is a liberal arts institution. The school was founded in 1865 by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and it is the oldest university in the state. The school began as a teachers’ college and is a member...

“…Peru State is one of the few colleges that is easily defined as â??up front and personalâ?? in the state of Nebraska. It is not only the oldest college in Nebraska, but specializes in Education, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts...” – Denise from Omaha, NE

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

Rock Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 217-acre campus in Rockford, Illinois, and is a member of the Illinois Community College System. RVC offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, including both Career...

“…Rock Valley College Provided an excellent learning and preparatory experience, by providing challenging courses with expectations of a four year school. I would definitely recommend this college for learning.” – Robert from Stillman Valley, IL

Napa Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Napa, California, with a satellite facility located in St. Helena. The college offers associate’s degree, certificate, and noncredit programs in over 50 fields of study, including...

“…It's a junior college, don't expect state of the art, on the cutting edge of technology, but do expect to learn the basics. You've got to start somewhere and fore getting your GE's out of the way there's not better option. Much more culture and age...” – Jonathan from Fairfield, CA

Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a private college administered by a Catholic teaching order, the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and provides a Lasallian-based curriculum, but there are more than 34...

“…Professors are knowledgeable and approachable.” – Royale from Memphis, TN

Northeast Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses in northeastern Nebraska conferring over 110 degrees and certificates. NCC’s Wind Energy program positions students to work in one of Nebraska’s fastest growing renewable energy...

“…I enjoyed almost all of my classes; the instructors were helpful, explained things clearly, and made learning easy! My favorite classes were the Administrative Assistant/IT ones and my Spanish classes.” – Katharine from West Point, NE

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

Carson-Newman University

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman University is a liberal arts institution associated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman runs the Bonner Center, which promotes justice, social change, and faith,...

“…I am hoping to become a nurse. I've been impressed with the faculty and their attention to the students and desire to make them successful. That has been a major plus in making my decision. I believe that will make me a better student and learner....” – Abigail from Greenville, SC

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

San Jose City college is the oldest 2-year community college in Santa Clara County, California. Featuring one of the highest transfer rates to 4-year institutions in the Bay Area, SJCC has entered into transfer admission agreements and guarantees...

Spalding University

Founded in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Spalding University is a 4-year institution in Louisville. Spalding grants bachelor’s degrees in 14 academic fields of study. All classes at Spalding follow a block schedule format where students...

“…Spalding is an amazing companionate school. Each professor I have had the pleasure to meet are truly interested in making sure your learn to your best ability and feel comfortable. Spalding also has an amazing campus and student body that are...” – Jaelin from Louisville, KY

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...

“…It is a small school so you get 1-1 help with just about anything from tutoring to writing help to study tips. The people here are very friendly so its not too hard to make any friends and the school does a good job with those who are transitioning...” – Nnedimma from Washington, DC

Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University is a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college in Phoenix. Arizona Christian offers bachelor’s degrees in 15 academic majors and all degrees include a minor in Bible. Additionally, ACU features a CORE academic...

“…it is a constantly growing and improving university that has captured the hearts of many as well as trained (and continues to train) many to be spiritually active and grow up well-balance spiritually, emotionally, and even sometimes physically.” – Nicholas from Peroia, AZ

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Kansas. In addition to the main campus, HCC maintains two satellite locations in Newton and McPherson, as well as an online campus. Visitors to the campus can...

“…The professors, tutors, IT staff, ADA Counselors are all excellent and very knowledgeable. Overall, staff care about the students and like what they do. Wondering if financial aid meets with all students, or some students or is paper submission the...” – Kansas student

College of the Redwoods is a public, 2-year institution in Eureka, California, with satellite locations in Crescent City, Garberville, and Hoopa. With over 1,000 classes in the college’s academic catalog, CR offers associate degrees and certificates...

“…College of the Redwoods is on the smaller side; there are not a large amount of students. This makes learning very easy because the professors have a smaller population to teach and try to help. Most of the courses are very easy to follow and to...” – Josie from Alderpoint, CA

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 an excellent stepping stone for those who want to save money while getting a good start in they're college education. A year or two here will prepare you for whatever future you choose, whether its continuing your...” – Mariah from Lorain, OH

Close by the shore of Lake Erie, Lakeland Community College is a 2-year community college in northeast Ohio. Lakeland features more than 130 degrees and certificates and several noncredit workforce and professional development courses. The Holden...

“…The professors here are very knowledgeable. They are very welcoming and seem to truly care about their students. A lot of my professors are also my tutors! There is so much knowledge contained in these walls, it's hard not to learn a lot here!” – Erin from Mentor, OH

Cosumnes River College is a public, 2-year institution primarily located in Sacramento, California. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a satellite campus in the city of Elk Grove. Students at CRC can opt to take some classes in an...

“…Cosumnes River college is highly diverse college with various education, club, and sport opportunities. The campus is spacious and organized very well. Also, the professors there are great and prepared to have a great semester as long as the students...” – Angelica from Sacramento, CA

With a main campus off the coast of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Community College is a 2-year institution and the fourth oldest community college in Michigan. MCC is home to 40 associate degrees and 35 certificate-granting programs. The Astronomy program...

“…Muskegon Community College’s professors sincerely want their students to learn as much as possible and they go out of their way to make this happen. One of my instructors was excellent and helped me at my own pace. Another was tougher and rather...” – Erika from Whitehall, MI

Cuyamaca College is a 2-year community college in the eastern San Diego area. Among its 91 degree programs and 74 certificates, Cuyamaca offers several foreign language programs including Arabic, Native American languages, and Aramaic. The college’s...

“…I am really learning a lot in Cuyamaca College. The teachers are excellent because they dedicate their time even if it is not during the class in order for you to understand whatever subject you are confused on. Most of the teachers learn your name,...” – Marlene from San Diego, CA

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

William Jewell College

William Jewell College is a private, liberal arts institution established in Liberty, Missouri. Jewell’s 35-credit core curriculum is uniquely organized to move students through three different themed levels: transitioning from high school to college...

“…Lacks breadth, makes up for in depth.The core curriculum classes are tough, a shock for even the most intelligent first year students as you will often times get the highest level professors and expectations from day one. If you can make it through...” – William from Springfield, MO

Santiago Canyon College is a 2-year community college in Orange County, California.  SCC offers over 160 degrees and certificates, with 21 associate degrees boasting transfer guarantees to any California State University. Santiago Canyon also directs...

“…I have taken quite a few classes at SCC and I feel as though I have retained a large portion of what I have studied. I have taken anything from Psychology to English to Human Sexuality; the wide range of classes offered really makes SCC a great...” – Lisa from Anaheim, CA

California State University-Channel Islands

Situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, California State University-Channel Islands is a 4-year public school and part of the CSU system. CSUCI grants undergrad degrees in 26 academic majors and has been designated an Hispanic...

“…CSUCI has amazing professors who really care about what they teach and their students. I feel like the curriculum is well-rounded and offers multiple perspectives and lots of interesting courses to choose from. Classes are like a normal high school...” – Amara from Ojai, CA

Clovis Community College is a 2-year community college in eastern New Mexico. CCC offers over 70 degrees and certificates in three academic divisions, and they also partner with Eastern New Mexico University for a number of classes. The campus...

“…This College is amazing. The teacher are great. All of the Students and Faculty are friendly towards me.” – Jimmy from Clovis, NM

From its downtown Chicago location, East-West University is a 4-year institution in the heart of the midwest’s largest city featuring courses in seven academic departments as well as a liberal arts program conferring associate degrees. The university...

“…East-West University is a college where you can get all that you need. Although it's a small place, you see different races and cultures in one place. It's packed with majors that are on the market and thriving.” – Shirley from Chicago, IL

The College of San Mateo is a public, 2-year institution established on a hillside, 153-acre campus nearby the San Francisco Bay. CSU offers over 70 career-related academic programs, as well as programs for transfer to California State University and...

“…I am learning as much as a communituy college would have to offer” – Vincent from San Mateo, CA

Gaston College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Lincolnton and Belmont. The college offers over 100 academic programs, which award associate’s degrees, certificates, and...

“…They have amazing instructors. They have friendly staff members. They always go above and beyond what is expected to help any student that needs help with any certain thing.” – Amanda from Iron Station, NC

Howard Payne University was founded in 1889 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The school has a main campus in Brownwood, TX, and maintains two academic institutes, The New Braunfels Center and El Paso Center. The college provides free...

“…The teachers are really interested in their students and want to help!” – Danielle from Bedford, TX

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public institution and senior campus of the USC system in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. USCB offers undergraduate degrees in 18 academic majors and 19 minors. For students interested in the media...

“…SINCE I HAVE GOTEN HERE I HAVE BEEN LEARNING A PLETHORA OF NEW IDEAS AND THEORIES IN THE FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY. MY PROFESSORS REALLY KNOW THEIR STUFF. YOU WILL LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ADVANCE IN YOUR FIELD OF STUDY BECAUSE YOUR...” – DAVINA from SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC

Just minutes from the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border, Bristol Community College is situated between the Taunton River and Watuppa Pond in the town of Fall River. For female students, the Women’s Center at BCC offers empowerment through...

“…I've been to the campus it's clean and soothing; it's well looked after and taken care of. They have a map and clearly marked buildings for new students.” – Jessica from Brockton, MA

University of North Carolina at Asheville

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is a 4-year public school and the only liberal arts college in the UNC system. UNC Asheville awards undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is home to The National Conference on Undergraduate...

“…UNCA is the only Liberal Arts school in the UNC system. The community at large is exceptionally LGBTIA-friendly and a generally progressive place. The small relatively small student body gives the college a quaint feel, an almost unheard-of perk for...” – Matthew from Asheville, NC

Ohlone College is a 2-year community college in Silicon Valley that offers degrees and certificates in 197 areas of study. The college draws from a diverse population and its student body hails from 40 countries. One of Ohlone’s most unique academic...

“…Ohlone College offers a great deal of support for their students. They truly want each student to be successful. I would strongly recommend them to anyone else wanting to go to college.” – Angela from Newark, CA

Dakota State University

Founded as a teacher training academy in the days when the Dakotas were still a territory, Dakota State University is a public technology-focused institution in eastern South Dakota. Dakota State confers undergrad degrees in over 45 areas of study....

“…With so much of our society becoming dependent on the use of computers in the work place, I am happy that I chose a college in which computer usage is a primary part of the curriculum. Going into education I had not really thought about needing...” – Cera from Sioux Falls, SD

Kapiolani Community College

Kapi’olani Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a member of the University of Hawaii system. The college offers a number of programs relating to Health Sciences, as well as a handful of other...

“…Kapiolani Community College is a beautiful campus with views of Diamondhead and overlooking the ocean. Classes are small with teachers always willing to help. The curriculum leaves you ready to get a job or transfer to a 4 year school with no problem...” – Lani from Honolulu, HI

Casper College

Casper College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Wyoming. The college offers associate degrees and certificates across all subjects, as well as programs in continuing education, workforce training, and adult education....

“…Casper College has provided me with the opportunity to further my education, develop my social skills, and become an overall well rounded student. The faculty that has assisted me in my endeavors has been more helpful than I ever could have imagined...” – Katherine from Casper, WY

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is a 4-year institution located in Central Wisconsin. UWSP offers more than 120 undergraduate programs through its four colleges, complemented by the University College, which assists in the transition...

“…stevens point is a beautiful campus and is very environmentally conscious. it has a beautiful campus with a reserve and hiking trails right by the dorms. it is an amazing place if you are into natural resources and being around nature.” – Ariana from Baraboo, WI

Spokane Falls Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Washington. Along with the main campus in Spokane, the college also maintains additional facilities in Pullman, in Fairchild Air Force Base, and online. The...

“…spokane falls community college has been a great first experience of college for myself. the staff and students are very friendly. the teachers aren't afraid to help you when you need help or are struggling in class. the location around the school...” – Cameron from Spokane Valley, WA

Imperial Valley College is a 2-year community college located just north of the Mexican border in southern California. IVC is home to four academic divisions granting associate degrees and certificates in Health & Public Safety, Math & Sciences, Arts...

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's extremely hard to rate my school in three sentences, because there are numerous positive things about the School! I would hands down give Greenville tech a 11 out of 10; the teachers are student oriented, they never failed to help when I asked...” – Nicolette from Lyman, SC

Sul Ross State University

Situated in the Davis Mountains, Sul Ross State University is a campus of the Texas State University system in west Texas. Sul Ross State is home to colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Education, and Arts & Sciences conferring undergrad degrees....

“…The school is small and has a friendly staff. The student life flourishes. The teachers are focused on providing a quality education to their students. ” – Melissa from Corpus Christi, TX

Centenary University is a private, career-focused liberal arts college situated in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The university was founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church and operates a 65-acre Equestrian Center in Long...

“…I absolutely love this school. The small class sizes make it easier for teachers to get to know their students better and help them one on one when they need it. All of the teachers I've had so far are excellent at thoroughly explaining the material...” – Nicole from Hillsborough, NJ

Known as “The Great Smoky Mountains Community College,” Walters State is a 2-year community college serving a predominantly rural area in east Tennessee. WSCC features over 150 associate degrees and technical certificates, as well as participates in...

“…The classes here are very small, and one can easily get help from an instructor. Most instructors stay on topic and are very good teachers. ” – Lauren from Sevierville, TN

Originally housed in a local high school, Morton College is a 2-year institution and the second oldest community college in Illinois. Morton is home to eight academic departments offering associate degrees and certificate programs. Additionally,...

“…I absolutly love Morton College. The staff here actually cares about each individual student and does not act like the education of people should be treated as just a business.” – Zitlali from Chicago, IL

Stephens College

Stephens College is a women’s institution established in Columbia, Missouri. Stephens has four schools, including Design, Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies & Performing Arts, and Equestrian Studies, which teach a variety of uncommon majors....

“…Stephens is a fantastic college choice for anyone looking for a unique experience, well rounded experience. Stephens surrounds you with competent, strong, eager to learn women. This school also gives you the tools necessary to succeed outside of the...” – Anon from Columbia, MO

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

East Georgia State College

Established in 1973, East Georgia State College is a public, 4-year institution located in the city of Swainsboro, and it is a member of the University System of Georgia. EGSC offers over 20 certificate and degree programs, many of which are...

“…Its a quiet little college that offers a great personal classroom experience. The advisers and staff are always friendly and helpful and ready to guide you through your college experience. Its a fantastic college for first time college goers.” – Jazzmin from Swainsboro, GA

Finlandia University

Finlandia University is a private, 4-year institution established in Hancock, Michigan. Academics at FinnU are primarily geared toward the arts, though there are many degree options available in scientific fields as well. The college is home to the...

“…I'm a first year here and it has been great so far. I'm part of the soccer team and although practice is extremely intense, the students here make you feel welcome. The orientation programs are helpful towards the schools mission and what to expect...” – Jorge from CA

Victor Valley College

Victor Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Victorville, California. The campus consists of two sections separated by altitude into an Upper and Lower Campus, and features facilities such as a planetarium, dance studio, and...

“…I am learning a lot at VVC. I just finished my second semester and it's easy to see that the instructors really do want their students to succeed. I have personally utilized the writing and math labs. Both have tutors to help you when you are not...” – Krystine from Hesperia, CA

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...

“…Affordable Valuable Education Knowledgeable Professors ” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

Las Positas College is a 2-year community college on the outskirts of California’s Bay Area. Students at Las Positas choose their academic career path from among 24 occupational associate degrees, 17 associate transfer degrees, or 44 certificate...

“…Las Positas is a very caring College. They put their students first. They make sure they are in a very comfortable environment.” – Whitney from Livermore, CA

Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Hayesville, Oregon. The college also maintains a number of satellite locations, which can be found in McMinnville, Brooks, Woodburn, Eola, and Dallas, Oregon. Along with the...

“…This school is of course, a community college. Unlike Universities, it offers everyone a chance to interact closer with a professor of counselor. The rate of people whom have successfully passed their classes is pretty high at Chemeketa. It is a good...” – Linda from Salem, OR

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

Los Angeles Valley College

Los Angeles Valley College is a public, 2-year institution located in Valley Glen, California. The college offers studies in a wide variety of subjects, with many of its available classes participating in the Zero Textbook Cost program, which is a...

Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College is based in the rural town of Marshall, MO. The private liberal arts institution was founded in 1889 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. On top of traditional education, MVC offers degrees that can be completed...

“…Some of the instructors at this school are among the most patient and intelligent people I've ever studied under. ” – Joshuah from Tipton, 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

Iowa Central Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the city of Fort Dodge. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite locations in Webster City, Storm Lake, and Eagle Grove. Iowa Central offers over 90...

“…The professors actually care about the students in their classes and often give out their personal cell numbers so students can call them. Also, smaller class sizes make one-on-one time more available.” – Gabrielle from Clarion, IA