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

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Originally founded as Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in eastern Pennsylvania. Kutztown is home to colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Visual & Performing Arts...

“…I learn a lot from my classes here. The smaller classes are good for more one-on-one time with teachers. They also have lecture halls which appeals to a different group of students as well.” – Caitlin from Lewisville, PA

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...

“…I have been attending Henry Ford Community College to pursue my nursing degree. I believe the faculty is very superb. I am proud to be a student @ HFCC” – Bushra from Dearborn, MI

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

“…Genesee Community College is a very small school with classes sizes averaging 20 kids. GCC is very affordable and it a great way to start off, whether someone is undecided about a major or don't know what college to go to. The application process...” – Kaitlyn from Oakfield, NY

Southwest Minnesota State University

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

“…Been a great experience thus far and I am excited to continue my college education here. Have referred SMSU to other people I know because it is so great. ” – Kayla from Marshall, MN

Mount Mary University

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

“…Since I have been here at Mount Mary College, I have learned a lot more than I have in High School and become a better person. By learning as much as I have already, I know that I will a woman who transform the world. I have volunteered at The...” – Topeaka from Milwaukee, WI

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...

“…I think Illinois Central College is a great learning environment . I love going to this school this has changed my life for the better. All thanks to Illinois central College ” – Steven from Peoria, IL

Yuba College
Marysville, CA

Yuba College is a 2-year institution and the main campus of northern California’s Yuba Community College District. The Yuba campus offers degrees and certificates in nine academic departments as well as community education courses in subjects such as...

Northwestern College Iowa is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a rural, 100-acre campus in Orange City. Students are required to complete 28 chapel credits out of the 62 offered per semester. Northwestern maintains over 50 major...

“…I learn something everyday. I learn a different exciting thing about God and my faith. Also the professors are truely amazing and make learning fun!” – Nikki

Established in 1944, Olivet College is a private, 4-year institution local in Michigan. The college offers over 50 major and minor undergraduate programs, as well as an MBA program, a Criminal Justice professional program, and an RN-BSN program....

“…Like all colleges, it has it's good and it's bad. This is a good college is you want to play sports. The professors and staff are very helpful and you will get a large financial break if you live close to the college. ” – John

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

Northern State University is a 4-year public school located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. NSU was named one of 10 colleges and universities with affordable out-of-state tuition by US News & World Report and USA Today College named Aberdeen the second...

“…NSU is small public liberal arts college in Aberdeen, SD. It has the only Center of Excellence in International Business. The campus is gorgeous and safe.” – Ioana from Romania

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College is a two-year institution in Louisiana with an open admissions policy. BRCC has partnerships with a number of schools depending on major for transfer to a 4-year university, and offers Project R.O.A.R. for African...

“…I think that I will learn a lot because I like to surround myself in a learning environment and also everyone has been talking about going to this school. My baby daycare teacher goes there and I would like to become a daycare assistant. ” – Antionette from Baton Rouge, LA

Saint Vincent College

Founded in 1846, Saint Vincent College is a private institution operated by Benedictine monks. The college combines Catholic and Benedictine tradition with a liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Rated as having “selective” admissions, the college is...

“…The teachers are there to help you if you need help in a class. Most of them are willing to meet with you outside of class to help you understand the course more.”

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses established in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. At the lowest tuition rate in the state, ARCC offers...

“…lowest tuition in minnesota.” – Antonia from NEW BRIGHTON, MN

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...

“…MATC is a great school, lots of diversity, friendly people and plenty of activities and clubs to join. The teachers are great, helpful and friendly. and the tuition price is manageable for anyone, with financial aid and grants available.” – Bryan from Madison, WI

Villa Maria College

Founded by the Felician Sisters, Villa Maria College is a 4-year Catholic school in Buffalo. Villa Maria confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 academic majors and is also home to eight associate-degree granting programs. To provide a real-world learning...

University of South Carolina-Aiken

The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public institution rated as having “selective” admissions that offers programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. USCA promotes individual attention for students through small classes and...

“…The University of south Carolina Aiken is a wonderful learning environment. I am not only learn a lot in my classes but am gaining cultural awareness from the Aiken community. The people here are very welcoming and stand behind the University.” – Ronniesha from Aiken, SC

Soka University of America

Originally founded in Japan and guided by Buddhist principles, Soka University of America is a 4-year liberal arts institution in Orange County. SUA hosts a bachelor’s degree-granting program with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Social &...

“…Soka University of America gave me so many opportunities to grow and challenge myself as a human being as well as meet and befriend amazing people from all over the world. The mandatory study abroad was one of the best experiences of my life....” – Ellyssa from Renton, WA

Jones County Junior College

Jones County Junior College is a public institution based in the rural town of Ellisville, Mississippi. JCJC has an open admissions policy and operates several outreach centers throughout the state, as well an eLearning division for taking courses...

“…I plan to take on a course in Culinary Arts. I have taken a tour of the faculities that this class has to offer and I was very saticfied.” – Glen from Perkinston, MS

William Woods University

Founded in 1870, William Woods University is a private institution located in Fulton, Missouri. WWU is historically affiliated with the Christian Church Disciples of Christ but is now independent. Noted programs at the school include equestrian...

“…Some teachers you will appreciate more than others. I know one that will just plain frustrate you to no end.” – Faye from Saint Louis, MO

Crafton Hills College is a 2-year community college with the highest degree/certificate completion rate in California’s Inland Empire region. CHC offers majors in over 50 academic programs, including degrees in Respiratory Care and American Sign...

“…crafton hills college is full of opportunities, if you know where to look. there are outlets for leaders, academics, and friendship throughout the school. the professors are usually open to talking to you one-on-one about any subject matter that...” – Marcus from Highland, CA

Paradise Valley Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Phoenix, Arizona, with a satellite facility located in Scottsdale. The college offers over 60 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and Certificate of Completion...

“…I know many preconceptions about community colleges revolve around them not providing the same quality of education as the big universities do, but I'm happy to report that those judgements are sadly incorrect. From learning how to successfully...” – Stephanie from Phoenix, AZ

St. Charles Community College is a 2-year institution in the greater St. Louis area. SCC offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, with over 100 courses available online. The National Arbor Day Foundation has named SCC as a “Tree...

Located in the northern edge of the Bay Area, Contra Costa College is the oldest campus in the Contra Costa Community College District. CCC is also the district’s most diverse college and has been designated an Hispanic Serving Institution. Among CCC...

“…Contra Costa often gets overlooked because it is a community college, but I have a different opinion about this school. Contra Costa is a great school! In my two years that I've been here I have learned so much. I feel like I have been prepared with...” – Mia Janay from San Pablo, CA

North Seattle College is a public institution located in Washington state’s capital that confers mainly associate degrees, but offers three Bachelor of Science programs. NSC prides itself on variety and accessibility, featuring broad e-learning...

“…Am in the field of Early Childhood Education and really love my instructor's and wonderful school to attend.” – Amber from seattle, WA

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

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

North Hennepin Community College

North Hennepin Community College is a 2-year institution on the northwestern outskirts of the Minneapolis area. NHCC confers associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 academic programs, but they also partner with several colleges and...

“…North Hennepin is a very rewarding experience. The instructors are very supportive and you gain many great and lasting relationships not only with the students but as well with the professors. It's also a very friendly environment.” – Kaliya from Crystal, MN

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

“…I am learning a lot at this university. The teachers are great, just as long as you pay attention and study just like you should be doing! I have lived in my books for the past year, and my freshman year FLEW by. But it was all well worth it, and I...” – Taylor from Greenwood, AR

Los Medanos College is a 2-year community college with two campuses to the northeast of the Bay Area. Among its 35 academic programs, Los Medanos grants degrees and certificates in fields such as Travel Marketing and Recording Arts and provides free...

Hawkeye Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Waterloo, Iowa, with satellite facilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport, and Sioux City, as well as in four other states. HCC offers over 40 career...

“…Hawkeye has very good instructors that have hands on experience. That experience really helps to show you what you are getting into. ” – Alex from Waterloo, IA

Black Hawk College is a public, 2-year institution established in Moline and Galva, Illinois. BHC offers a number of transfer programs and degree programs, with focuses ranging from Agribusiness to Music Industry. The campus features a wide variety...

“…Through being here at Black Hawk East I have been able to take a major step into my future career as a large animal veterinarian. This college allows numerous of hands on activities, whether you are in their basic soils class or their animal science...” – Emily from Poplar Grove, IL

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,...

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

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

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT
Goodwin College

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

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

Emory & Henry College

Named for Methodist Bishop John Emory and Founding Father Patrick Henry, Emory & Henry College is a liberal arts college in the southwest Virginia Highlands. Emory & Henry offers bachelor’s degrees in 37 academic fields of study as well as an honors...

“…Since coming to this college two years ago, I have learned so many things that have changed my world perspective. From the small class sizes (ranging from thirty to six; possibly even lower in some senior level classes) which offers a unique one-on...” – John from Powell, TN

Greenville University

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

“…Small classes=increased learning, and at GC that's exactly what you get! The classes are small and involved, and the profs CARE! about your progress in their class. They challenge you to immerse yourself in the subject and to practice the course...” – Caitlin from Texico, IL

SUNY at Purchase College

SUNY at Purchase College is a 4-year public school in the New York City metro area and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Purchase is home to schools of The Arts, Liberal Arts & Humanities, and Liberal Studies granting bachelor’s...

“…Purchase is a very diverse and open minded college. Highly excepting of different ethnicities, religious beliefs, and a gender/sexuality preferences. If you were considered the weird/artsy/activist/burnout/nerdy or any other label in high school,...” – Andrea from Carmel, NY

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

Clarke University is a private, 4-year institution established on urban, 55-acre campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke offers over 40 undergraduate major and minor areas of study, as well as six graduate programs, and Adult & Continuing Education programs...

“…Clarke University is a great school for students who want a small school feeling. It is a very community based college so all the students, faculty members, and professors get involved with each other. It is also a school based on the students needs,...” – Allison from Dubuque, IA

Edward Waters College

Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College is a private, liberal arts HBCU affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is the oldest private university in Florida. Edward Waters is home to the Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center, which...

“…Edward Waters College is special school. The class are small we learn a lot about black history. The teacher really listing the questions students asks.” – Mariolinda from Orlando, FL

Oklahoma City Community College is the second largest 2-year community college in The Sooner State. OCCC, pronounced “O-triple-C,” features the Students Connecting with Mentors for Success (SCMS) program for students needing advice, as well as the...

“…occc is the greatest college ever! the staff is great, the classes are small, and there are tons of new people to meet.” – Robert from Lindsay, OK

Lourdes University

Lourdes University is a 4-year Catholic and Franciscan institution established in Sylvania, Ohio. The 127-acre suburban campus offers majors in arts and sciences; business and leadership; social sciences; and nursing, as well as unique apartment...

“…Lourdes is a great school to go to. The professors are extremely helpful. The advisers work around your personal schedule to get your classes in.” – MacKenzie from Fayette, OH

Medaille College is a private, liberal arts institution located in Buffalo, New York. The college promotes interdisciplinary work as well as experiential learning, with classes geared toward interactive lab work and real-life problem solving. Every...

“…The content of the classes at Medaille varies widely, but I have learned a lot! The biology courses are very demanding and contain a significant amount of information, but the professors will give you the tools to succeed.” – Sarah from Gasport, NY

Georgia Highlands College

Founded in 1970, Georgia Highlands College started off providing educational opportunities to seven counties. Now, GHC has five campuses and offers degrees that can be earned entirely online. Conferring Associate, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of...

“…Georgia Highlands College was my first choice as a community college. I applied due to its low priced tuition for in-state students, the smaller classrooms (which improve the learning environment in the transition of high school to college), the fact...” – Daniela from Smyrna, GA

Pearl River Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Poplarville, Mississippi, with satellite locations in Hattiesburg and Waveland. PRCC offers over 30 associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma programs, along with over a...

“…I am taking mostly BOT classes here and doing very well in the course subject matter.” – Kristy from Purvis, MS

Established in 1965, Chattanooga State Community College is a public college located in Tennessee. Chattanooga State is the only college in Tennessee to have a College of Applied Technology. Many of the classes available at this school offer...

“…campus is nice and not to big so that you can not make your next classes. the science and technology wing is very comprehensive especially with the new addition of the wacker program. staff really tries to go above and beyond for those who really...” – Mathew from Hixson, TN

West Los Angeles College is a 2-year institution featuring nearly 1000 classes in 12 academic departments. In addition to its 41 associate degrees, West LA offers a bachelor’s degree program in Dental Hygiene and is one of just two community colleges...

“…A fantastic option for transfer students or those looking to get an AA/AS degree. It's not too difficult to get into classes, and they aren't excessively full. A practically brand new campus with amazing resources makes me proud to attend WLAC.” – Daniella from Los Angeles, CA

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...

St Philip's College

St. Philip's College is a public community college located in San Antonio, Texas, with an open admissions policy. SPC is an HBCU and an Hispanic-Serving Institution, the only college to be federally recognized as such. They offer associate’s degrees...

“…been here a couple of times, once for a field trip for my computer class and to register for classes. i must admit everyone there seems nice, i talked to a couple of the teachers i will be having and they seem to know what they are doing. overall i...” – Carlos from San Antonio, TX

With a campus just north of New York City, Concordia College New York is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran church. Concordia is home to 14 academic majors and an Interdisciplinary Program that challenges students to create...

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Dakota Wesleyan University is a 4-year institution in the southeast region of South Dakota. For all incoming students looking to discover their academic path, DWU’s online Clifton StrengthsFinder helps...

“…The classes are challenging anc the teachers are very helpful. If you're not getting something, they'll work with you until you do.” – Leah from Iroquois, SD

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

“…skyline college is great and it's building are in good condition. i found it pretty much essay.” – Saba from South San Francisco, CA

McHenry County College is a 2-year community college serving the northwest suburbs in the Chicagoland area. MCC confers degrees in 20 academic departments as well as numerous career and technical program certificates. For students who need academic...

With a main campus on the island of O’ahu, Leeward Community College is a 2-year institution and part of the University of Hawai’i system. Leeward offers degrees and certificates in 20 academic programs. Its Hawaiian Studies Program features courses...

“…The instructors are there to help you learn the material and help you pass your course. The classes are structured well.” – Kaelyn from Mililani, HI

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

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

Hagerstown Community College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in Maryland. HCC is home to over 100 degree and certificate-granting academic programs as well as non-credit courses in subjects such as Veterinary Care. The...

“…The professors have an open door policy and can answer any questions that you have. They support your interests and allow for open speech in class. If they don't have an answer to a question, they'll work hard to find the right one.” – Eliza from Boonsboro, MD

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. Along with MATC’s main campus, the college also maintains three satellite locations in Mequon, Oak Creek, and West Allis. MATC’s academics feature a...

“…Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has helpful professors. The quality of the education is exceptional. The classes prepare you to work in the real world, implementing skills you learned in class.” – Emily from Hales Corners, WI

Ohio Dominican University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. The college utilizes a unique core curriculum which consists of four seminars that revolve around one deep, philosophical question per year. Students...

“…I am a learning a lot at ODU through the small classes and intimate learning experiences. As a Business major in my sophomore year, I have begun to learn about real skills that I will need in my career. Also, as ODU is a Liberal Arts College, I...” – Elise from Cleveland, OH

Columbia State Community College is a 2-year community college in southern middle Tennessee and the first community college in The Volunteer State. Columbia State offers degrees and certificates in more than 70 areas of study on its five campuses, as...

“…I feel like most of the teachers really want to help me do well.” – Keeli from Leoma, TN

West Valley College is a 2-year community college at the southwest edge of Silicon Valley. WVC offers programs and certificates in 44 academic departments including an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program training students in aerial videography and...

“…Since West Valley has such a supportive and helpful staff, it is very easy for me to learn alot of new things so that I may get my degree faster and easier. It also helps me complete what I couldn't quite understand in high school.” – Amanda from San Jose, CA

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College is a 2-year institution that offers technical certifications, associate degrees, and non-credit courses. The school operates multiple campuses around Wake County, North Carolina, making it the largest community...

“…Wake Technical Community College has good teachers and they help a lot if I do not understand a subject. Wake Tech is a College that has very good resources for all the classes. Also Wake Tech has a very good security, it make me feel secure.” – Diana from Zebulon, NC

South Mountain Community College is a 2-year institution in Phoenix. Over 70 percent of its enrollment is made up of first-generation college students and SMCC is federally designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution. SMCC is home to five academic...

“…south mountain community college is an awesome school. it is safe and a well rounded of staff. i would not choose any other college! ” – michelle from phoenix, az

Albertus Magnus College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Haven, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York City. The college offers over 50 major and minor areas of study for undergraduates, as well as 10 graduate...

Bishop State Community College is a public, historically black institution established in Mobile, Alabama, with satellite locations in Semmes and Theodore. The college offers over 40 Academic and Technical/Workforce Development programs, awarding...

“…depending on how well a student does on the placement test or the act test determines the classes that a particular student will be placed in, which can range from remedial courses to college-level classes. so no matter the academic aptitude of the...” – Wendell from Mobile, AL

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

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

Evergreen Valley College is a 2-year community college in the eastern foothills of San José. In addition to more than 40 major and 30+ certificate options, EVC also offers The Honors Institute, a series of classes dedicated to the pursuit of rigorous...

“…Evergreen college is a great college. They have lots evening classes that fits my busy schedule. Thou I can be a stay home mom in the daytime and a college student at night. LOVE IT.” – Emily Shih

Pellissippi State Community College is a public institution established in Knoxville, Tennessee. The college is also home to four satellite campuses throughout the city, and one in Friendsville. Students attending Pellissippi State have the option of...

“…Pellissippi State is an excellent community college that has something for everyone. The academics are solid and there are many clubs and volunteer opportunities. It is a wonderful and supportive academic environment.” – Emily from Lenoir City, TN

Normandale Community College

The largest college in the state, Normandale Community College, was founded in 1968 and offers a variety of 2-year degrees and certificates. NCC offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), which is filled with a set of general education courses...

“…Yes the teachers at Normandale are very helpful and friendly. Normandale is a good cheap alternative to traditional 4 year colleges. Some of my past teachers have been teachers at st. Thomas and the university of Minnesota as well.” – Anthony from Richfield, MN

Stark State College

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

“…Good Community College. Nice small campus, easy to navigate. Small class size and lots of personal attention from instructors.” – Michelle from Norton, OH

Washington Adventist University is a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The university is made up of three schools: Arts and Social Services, Health Professions, Science, and Wellness, and Graduate and...

“…here at this school you will have a wonder ful leraning experiance. not just mentally but physcially and spirtually as well.” – Jessica from Takoma Park, MD

Rockland Community College is a 2-year institution in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley and a part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Rockland offers 40 associate degree programs and 10 certificates and the college partners with area...

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Named for the surrounding Ramapo Mountains, Ramapo College of New Jersey is a 4-year public liberal arts college in northern New Jersey. Ramapo hosts five schools conferring undergrad degrees in 36 academic programs. To provide a safe space for LGBTQ...

“…Being a nursing major, I knew it was not going to be easy. I started my first semester by taking 5 classes which is not recommended but I knew I had to. At RCNJ, you learn ALOT. You may think oh this class is going to be easy, but once you get into...” – Khadijah from Union, NJ

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

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

“…The class sizes are much smaller than a large university, making things much more hands on and personal. You can learn a lot at this school and the professors are very helpful.” – Ivy from KY

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Conway, South Carolina, with satellite locations in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. HGTC offers over 65 degree, certificate, and diploma programs, as well as 11 fully...

“…The best school that offers great oppurtunities for students, a wonderful community of faculty who care about the students and an inexpensive way to take core college classes and earn an Associates. ” – Sophia from Myrtle Beach, SC

Bethel University-Indiana

Established in 1947, Bethel University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. Bethel offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 50 fields of study, with classes available during the day, evening, and online....

“…I'm a nursing student and I love having the small classes. It means more one on one time with the professors” – Dominique Dvojacki from Crown Point, IN

Norwalk Community College is a 2-year community college in southwest Connecticut. NCC awards degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and many classes are available online. The NCC enrollment is very diverse and includes students from 87...

“…Norwalk Community College is a wonderful school with awsome programs. The teachers are outstanding. ” – Waltecia from Bridgeport, CT

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Baruch College is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, the nation’s largest urban public university with over 24 campuses. Located in New York City, the college offers 30 undergraduate degrees along with 60 minors for its...

“…Baruch College is a well-known accounting school where prospective students from all over the US come for a business degree. The professors here are very helpful with structured lectures and there is a large base of support, including homework help...” – Aaron from Port Chester, NY

Southeastern Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two extension sites in Iowa’s Great River Region. SCC is home to seven academic departments hosting 34 degree and certificate-granting programs. The college’s IT & Multimedia...

“…I was very pleased with this college; every professor that I had was very supportive and educational. The small class sizes offered at this college were very good for me especially when it came to my public speaking class. I believe that my time at...” – Ashley from Keokuk, IA

Porterville College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 60-acre campus in Tulare County, California. The college offers over 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with a number of classes available in an online format....

“…The teachers are pretty good for a community college. There are many teachers that are enthusiastic and willing to help if you don't understand something. ” – Meg, from Porterville, CA

Coastal Bend College is a public, 2-year institution established in Beeville, Texas, with satellite locations in Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton. CBC offers academic programs in 29 fields of study, awarding associate’s degrees and certificates for...

“…Yes. Focused deeply in my career.” – Reba from Tynan, TX

Lewis-Clark State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Lewiston, Ohio. At the lowest tuition rate of all public, 4-year colleges within the state, LC offers over 130 degree and certificate programs, 9 of which can be completed fully...

“…My school has a great Nursing Program with very helpful advising staff! The new Nursing and Health Science building is a comfortable learning environment. The college campus is one of the most beautiful places in town!” – Michelle from Clarkston, WA

From its humble beginnings in a shopping mall, Heartland Community College has grown into a 2-year community college with three permanent central Illinois campuses offering degrees and certificates in 70 subjects. HCC also provides a chance for...

“…Heartland helped me figure out what I wanted to major in. Some of the teachers are also employed at ISU so you know they are knowledgeable. Even the ones that aren't are really, really good at what they do. Each class I had turned out to be fun and a...” – Justin from Bloomington, IL

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

“…It seems like a very good school where i can learn a lot.” – Sarah from Afton, NY

Bryan College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on a 128-acre campus in Dayton, Tennessee. Academics at Bryan feature associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs within 46 different fields of study, as well as student-to...

“…The professors here are great. They really care about their students on a personal level as well as their classroom performance. The classes are tough but the professors make sure you understand the material and make it interesting for you to learn...” – Monica from Ringgold, GA

Johnston Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in eastern North Carolina. Johnston is home to 11 academic departments featuring over 40 degree and certificate-granting programs. Its Transportation...

Mount Aloysius College

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

“…Mount Aloysius college has a beautiful campus. The instructors actually care about you and help you through the course. Also, the classes are small enough for the instructor to get to know you and take time to help in class. ” – Jamey from Northern Cambria, PA

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

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

“…Atlanta Metropolitan State College is a great school because of the flexibility of the classes for the students. This college is expanding and now offers four year degrees. It is a great college to attend if you work and have a family. I love my...” – Catonya from College Park, GA

Shelton State Community College is a two-year public institution based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The school offers professional certificates and associate degrees. Many students choose to major in liberal arts and humanities, nursing, or cosmetology....

“…Its a nice college. The teachers here are really nice and most of them actually know what they are talking about. If a student needs help the teachers are always willing to help.” – Shaquille from Moundville, AL

Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marygrove College is a Catholic graduate school in Detroit. Marygrove specializes in training future educators, granting a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching with six...

“…marygrove college is an amazing institution it has a lot to offer right in the heart of detroit, mi. the staff is helpful and friendly. marygrove offers a lot of support to its students to make sure they have a successful educational experience.” – LaTanya from Detroit, MI

Lake Superior College is a public, 2-year institution established in Duluth, Minnesota. LSC offers over 90 career technical and liberal arts degrees, with over 150 courses available to take through the college’s e-campus. Many of the college’s...

With campus a short drive from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Rogue Community College is a 2-year institution in southern Oregon. RCC is home to 51 academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. Utilizing its wooded...

“…RCCC offers a quality education for lower tuition than the universities. It is a great school to launch your academic career and fulfill your prerequisites. The professors and teachers are great and teach to a higher level of excellence such as what...” – Dawn from Medford, OR

Norco College is a 2-year community college in southern California’s inland empire region focusing on courses centered around emerging technologies. Featuring a diverse and multicultural student body, Norco is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving...

Indiana University Southeast is a public, 4-year university established on a suburban, 180-acre campus in New Albany. Students can choose from 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well a number of minors and licenses. IU...

“…I have been challenged by the teachers and professors. The classes are very interesting and a lot more fun than 15 yrs ago!!” – Terry from Louisville, KY

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a 2-year public community college in Waterbury, Connecticut. As part of every NVCC’s First Year Experience (FYE) course, all incoming students  take part in a shared reading experience. NVCC’s Degree Works...

“…The teachers are very knowledgeable in this school and are patient in answering any questions you may have. They make learning possible for any student regardless of where they are on the i.q spectrum. The teachers cover every crucial aspect of...” – Stephanie from Naugatuck Valley Community College

Jackson State Community College is a 2-year community college offering 23 academic majors across four west Tennessee campuses. JSCC offers several distance learning and online classes featuring Embedded Librarians who functions as research coaches....

“…They are willing to work with you to help you learn. ” – Morgan from Milan, TN

Coastline Community College is a 2-year institution with three neighborhood campuses in Orange County, California. Coastline is home to 25 degree and certificate-granting academic programs including a Gerontology Program. The college’s Acquired Brain...

“…i love it there. It's really nice and it feels the comfortable. I like how it's a small school. ” – Crystal from Anaheim, CA

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution founded in 1857 and based in Edinboro, PA. Noted programs include studio arts, research and experimentation psychology, and communications. The school is a designated military-friendly...

“…I am definitely learning a lot of new information in every class. I like most of my teachers, and they're pretty reasonable.” – Angela from PA