Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Music is the world's one universal language of the world. If you have a hard time imagining yourself working a typical office job without the opportunity to play around with different tracks, hear artists in action, and make songs your own, majoring in recording arts might be your dream career. Most people enter a recording arts technology major with a good ear for music - most are already musicians in some capacity and have the ability to know why something does or doesn't sound good. However, you'll also need to be great with computers and electronics, as that's how most music is recorded and edited now. Once you start college, you'll spend some of your time studying the technical side of the recording arts. You will learn the fundamentals of audio and music and will learn how to work with multi-tracks, microphones, equalizers, and amplifiers. You also learn the basics of managing a studio, how to work with analog and digital recordings, and music theory. Some of your work will be classroom based, but a lot will involve working in the studio to give you hands-on experience. If you can get an internship at a recording studio, you'll have even more of a background to give your resume a boost after graduation. Many recording arts technology graduates go on to work for recording studios, the film industry, post-production facilities, or TV networks.

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Indiana University-Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington is the largest university in the state and the flagship campus of the IU system in southwest Indiana. IU encompasses 16 colleges and schools hosting over 200 undergraduate majors. As a school with a...

“…The classes are challenging and push you to do your best. They require lots of studying, but most of my classes have been very interesting and worth my time.” – Emily from Valparaiso, IN

Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a 4-year public school in south Texas and the largest campus in the TSU system. TSU hosts nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 98 academic majors. Every year, Texas State unveils a Common...

“…Theres a large amount of classes offered and teachers really seem to care about their students and in my experience have been readily available to help the students. ” – Kirsten from Seguin, TX

Johns Hopkins University

Named for a well-known abolitionist and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore and the first research university in the United States. JHU confers degrees and certificates in over 260 academic programs....

“…I just finished my first semester of graduate school at JHU. Although I was expecting JHU to be difficult (and it was), I found that my first semester went very well. My advisor, fellow students and professors were very welcoming and walked me...” – Samantha from Leavenworth, KS

American University

American University is a research institution located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, DC. AU has eight schools on its carbon-neutral campus featuring more than 160 programs. American University is also home to many research centers,...

“…Wonderful campus, international student body and engaged and engaging professors have made this a fabulous experience so far. I have had the opportunity to create my own major within the School of Public Affairs. As a student in the Honors Program,...” – Isabel from Wilton, CT

Butler University

Butler University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler’s 300-acre campus houses six academic colleges: Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Education, and the...

“…Butler University is a small school with all of the benefits of a large school. The professors know me by name, the students truly care about each other, and the university makes it easy to feel at home. It is perfectly located close enough to...” – Miranda from Maple Grove, MN

Loyola Marymount University

Formed by a merger between Marymount College and Loyola University, Loyola Marymount University is a private school affiliated with the Jesuit religion and one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the West Coast. Spread across 142 acres in...

“…Well, what can I say. I just finished my first semester at LMU and I am loving it! The first thing I told my dad when he picked me up last week was, I think I learned more this semester alone at LMU than during my four years in high school. You...” – Alejandro from Chula Vista, CA

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private non-profit college located in the heart of Chicago. The one and only campus has more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, in addition to programs available entirely online. Every...

“…I love Columbia. It's a great environment for artists. I am always getting great opportunities. ” – Catherine from Oak Park, IL

Belmont University

Belmont University is a 4-year liberal arts institution in Nashville and the largest ecumenical Christian university in the United States. Belmont is home to 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 90 fields of study,...

“…Belmont University is where you come to find yourself. The relationships and the connections you find at Belmont are key to your future. Not only is this University extremely unique in that it specializes in YOUR are, but also it allows you to...” – Megan from Nashville, TN

Ithaca College

Ithaca College is a private, liberal arts college located midway between Manhattan and Toronto. IC offers more than 100 programs across five schools, including an Exploratory Program, which allows freshmen to take up to four semesters to try out...

“…The Ithaca College faculty members are really knowledgeable about each of their respective fields and have no difficulty sharing this with students. Most have a Ph.D. in their field and have professional experience outside of the classroom which they...” – Music and Anthropology Double Major at IC

Savannah College of Art and Design

Founded in 1978, the Savannah College of Art and Design is a private arts university with two locations in Georgia, one in Hong Kong, and a study abroad location in Lacoste, France. With a goal of preparing students for creative professions, SCAD...

“…I enrolled in this art school not knowing the basics, and was apprehensive about attending. However, within the one year and one quarter that I've been in classes, my fears have been proven insignificant. The professors really walk you through...” – Lauren from Warner Robins, GA

The Academy of Art University is a for-profit college of art and design in San Francisco and the largest private school dedicated to training artists in the United States. AAU confers bachelor’s and associate degrees in 22 artistic fields of study...

Houston Community College

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

“…this is a great college, but i have to say it varies greatly by campus, i have been to two different ones, one i cant stand, and one i love. this is just like any other college, many students are mistaken to think it will be easier because it is a...” – Sarah from Houston, TX

Full Sail University

Originally founded as an Ohio-based recording studio, Full Sail University is a for-profit private school of entertainment and media studies in the Orlando metro area. Full Sail confers degrees and certificates in 93 fields of study encompassing...

“…As an online student, Full Sail is a great school. The curriculum is wonderfully challenging and is exactly what I wanted out of the course. I am a Creative Writing for Entertainment major and I can see this course improving my writing after only a...” – Christopher from Blanchard, PA

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a 4-year public institution in central Tennessee founded in 1911. MTSU is home to eight colleges granting undergraduate degrees in over 140 academic programs as well as the first Honors College in the state. To...

“…I feel like I am learning a lot, in a party environment, coming from a big city, Murfreesboro keeps you grounded on the foundation of working hard.” – Jordan from Murfreesboro, TN

Fresno City College

Fresno City College is a two-year community college with an open admissions policy. The college is based in Fresno, California, and confers associate degrees and certificates. FCC provides the option for 25 month-programs that come with guaranteed...

“…I learned a fair amount of information. Although the classes weren't challenging for me, I did leave there a lot more knowledgeable than before I got there.” – Kaylee from Fresno, CA

Fullerton College

Founded in 1913, Fullerton College is a 2-year community college in Orange County and the oldest community college in California. Fullerton awards associate degrees in 122 areas of study and is also home to over 100 certificate-granting programs. For...

“…If you have no idea where you want to transfer, what you want to major in, or what you want to do with your life, this is the college for you! Their counselors are awesome and super helpful. They want you to succeed and move on with your college...” – Aubrey from Brea, CA

Mesa Community College is a public institution with an open admissions policy based in Mesa, Arizona, conferring associate and professional certifications. The school operates two campuses, Red Mountain as well as the Southern and Dobson location....

“…They have helpful teachers and offer a vast assortment of resources to utilize in your studies. Plus, there are two campuses to choose from that each have there own great qualities. I attend both campuses for the best selection of classes and the...” – Kristen from Mesa, AZ

Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College is a 2-year community college in the greater Los Angeles area. LBCC consists of two locations: The Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus. A member of the California Community Colleges, LBCC is home to 11 academic...

“…Long Beach City College is a very adverse community of higher learning. Students, for the most part, have little respect for their professors; the reason being, they are not truly attending PCC for the education. It's about the $$$$, like everything...” – Braham from Long Beach, CA

Phoenix College

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

“…University of Phoenix offers a fun and challenging environment if one applies oneself. In any learning environment there will be pros and cons that one must address. In the end, it is up to the student to find the niche that they fit into rather than...” – Monique from Breaux Bridge, LA

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Originally founded as Mankato Normal School, Minnesota State University-Mankato is a 4-year public school overlooking the Blue Earth River valley in central Minnesota. MSU Mankato operates six colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 130 fields of...

“…The professors really care about you here. For how big the college is it's almost surprising just how much help you will get from professors. They are there to answer questions almost all the time.” – William from Fairmont, MN

Cerritos College

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a 2-year community college in the greater Los Angeles area and one of the five largest community colleges in LA County. Cerritos is home to 87 associate degree and certificate-granting programs in over 180...

“…Most helpful and successful at helping you succeed in your studies! There are still a lot of programs and transfer courses to choose from with all these budget cuts! Classrooms are up to date with the latest technology.” – Yessenia from Whittier, CA

American River College

Founded as a training center for civilian soldiers in World War II, American River College is a 2-year community college in California’s state capital of Sacramento. ARC confers associate degrees and certificates in over 80 academic fields of study....

“…A college with pleasent teachers. Having many different classes ranging from art to English to Liberal Arts. This campus is vary diverse with a positive atmosphere.” – Haley from Elverta, CA

Orange Coast College is a two-year community college serving Orange County, California. OCC is one of the largest community colleges in the nation and offers an honors program, as well as a transfer center that hosts visits from 4-year colleges to...

“…It really depends on the class you take and if you take it for credit or for units. ” – Sarah from Westminster, CA

Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Chaffey College

Chaffey College is a public community college based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The school operates multiple campuses around the state in Rancho, Chino, and Fontana. Chaffey College has an open admissions policy and offers a federally funded...

“…Chaffey College has a small campus so it was easier for me to find the resources I needed. The student population is so diverse, I learned how to appreciate the different cultures, languages, and backgrounds. ” – Jennifer from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Pennsylvania emphasizing experience-based learning. York hosts five colleges of Communication, Education, Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s...

“…With the core classes, York offers you an opportunity to try new things and offers a wide variety of all types of classes. For the classes required for a major there are plenty of advisors you can go talk to with any questions and get the most out of...” – Amber from Freeland, MD

Husson University

Originally founded as a school of teaching and telegraphy, Husson University is a 4-year private university in coastal Maine with a focus on the sciences and humanities. Husson is home to five colleges, of Health, Pharmacy, Business, Communications,...

“…Husson University, regardless of one's major, strives to graduate holistic individuals. The team of faculty, staff, and adjuncts work together to prepare competent individuals in all aspects of their life, not just their academics. This University...”

Sacramento City College

Sacramento City College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of California. Along with the main campus, SCC also maintains two academic centers in Davis and West Sacramento. Students attending SCC’s main campus can take advantage of a...

“…Sacramento City College or SCC has a great feel to it. They offer many tutoring services many of which are FREE. The professors here on campus are highly professional, however, most know how to have a good time and make class discussion relevant to...” – Andrew from Vallejo, CA

George Fox University

Founded in 1891, George Fox University is a private institution based in Newberg, Oregon. It is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends and integrates the Christian faith into their curriculum. All students must sign an honor code that...

“…I'm not just learning facts, I am learning more about how to have my faith be an integral part of of my career.” – Kelsie from Bremerton, WA

Salt Lake Community College

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

“…The class sizes are small (about 35 students per class) so its more personalized learning and you can access help from your professor easier. most of the classes I've taken are to fulfill my gen-ed requirements so nothing to in depth but there are...” – Mikenzie from Taylorsville, UT

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly closed in March 2019. 

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

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

San Diego City College

San Diego City College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of California. Among the school’s many degree and certificate program options are many unique areas of study, such as Chicano Studies, Futures Studies, and Dance....

“…amazingly easy to get started even if you have not attended in a long time. way easier processing for student needs and financial aid assistance than 30 years ago (when i last went) dont wait any longer go to school.” – TAFFY from IMPERIAL BEACH, CA

Front Range Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Westminster, Colorado, with satellite locations in Brighton, Fort Collins, and Longmont. FRCC offers over 60 associate’s degree and certificate programs, many of which are...

“…One can learn fast and a lot because of the small class sizes and great teachers.” – Susan from Longmont, CO

Vincennes University

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

“…This college is designed mainly for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. But for the most part instead of focusing on textbook readings and lectures to teach, the students learn hands on skills in the classroom for...” – Adam from Knox, IN

Founded in 1915, Citrus College is the oldest community college in California. The 2-year institution serves the counties of Charter Oak, Claremont, Duarte, Monrovia, and Azusa. Citrus college confers associate degree, certifications of achievement,...

“…As an English Liberal Arts study major I take a lot of interest in finding ways to become better at my goals. At Citrus I'm not only receiving a great education, I'm being challenged and brought to my greatest potential. I will always rate Citrus at...” – Christina from Pomona, CA

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

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

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Arizona. GCC primarily serves students in the northwestern region of Maricopa County. Students can enroll in classes in the daytime, evening, or online, and can take...

“…The professors at the Glendale Community College Main and North Campus are equally able to help students individually despite the major size differences. I attend both the main and north campuses and i get equal attention and help. There are many...” – Justine from Surprise, AZ

Butte College

Butte College is a public, 2-year institution located in Oroville, California. Along with the main campus, which is a designated wildlife refuge, Butte also maintains three education centers in Chico and Orland. In 2011, Butte became the first...

“…This is a great school to prepare to transfer to a University. They have a broad selection of courses but you need to be on top of your registration in order to get the classes you want. This school is excellent for getting your GE classes and has...” – Carrie from Orland, CA

Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College is a private school based in Annville, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school offers multiple accelerated undergrad/master’s programs that allow students to earn dual degrees in 4-6 years. LVS...

“…Being in the physical therapy program is tough, but I have definitely learned a lot more compared to some of my friends from high school who went to large public schools. Luckily, the professors are always more than willing to help you and have lots...” – Victoria from Ellicott City, MD

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

“…All of the professors I have had are each different from the next. I have had new instructors and less experienced ones. A lot of my professors teach at another institution, have travelled a great deal, are from other countries or have worked in a...” – Sarah from Livonia, MI

South Plains College is a 2-year community college based in Levelland, Texas with satellite branches in Plainview and Lubbock. SPC awards professional and technical certifications as well as associate degrees. Popular fields of study include welding,...

“…SPC is a great school and everyone there is extremely nice and helpful. I had never attended college before SPC and knew very little about the process but the folks at SPC made it so simple to apply and get in. I'd recommend SPC to anyone.” – College Bound1

Malone University

Malone University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in Canton, OH. Founded in 1892, Malone has grown to offer 91 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs, some of which are available online. Standing out from the 50-plus majors...

“…The courses are invigorating and interactive. It seems like the teachers are enjoying you and so you enjoy being there. Classes are tough, but if your heart is in the right place, you get a lot out of classes. It's not like high school where subjects...” – Lillian from Martinsville, VA

Michigan Technological University

With a campus overlooking the Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan Technological University is a public school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. MTU is home to seven colleges and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 120 academic programs...

“…Michigan Tech is a quality school in an amazing location. Academic opportunities here are numerous and beneficial if you are independently motivated. The opportunity to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula and its natural and archaeological beauty is also...” – Ronald from Alma, MI

Cabrillo College is a public, 2-year institution established in Aptos, California near Monterey Bay. The campus features a modern Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts Center, which is home to a number of classes, events, and performances throughout...

“…Cabrillo is a great campus which offers a wide variety of classes in different subjects. It is in a wonderful location that is able to accommodate students in all of Santa Cruz county and is very close to the ocean. Excellent school is you want to...” – Serena from Newcastle, CA

MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is a public, 2-year institution established in Oceanside, California, with satellite facilities located in Cardiff and Carlsbad. MiraCosta offers over 60 fields of study within its six pathway programs, including a bachelor’s degree...

“…Last week I was talking with the President of Miracosta, Mr. Rodriguez, he has a very interesting life story. Other then that he showed me that even though he was label in high school as mentally impaired, because of his lost of vision in one eye he...” – Michael from Oceanside, CA

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a 4-year public school in western Minnesota and a campus of the Minnesota State College and Universities system. MSUM is home to five colleges granting degrees in 82 academic majors. For sports fans, MSU...

“…This university has a great and diverse selection of courses. You are required to take a set of core courses to graduate, but every section has a rich selection of not only enjoyable classes but ones for your major. Your advisors for Majors and...” – Olivia from Green Bay, WI

Foothill College

Foothill College is a public, 2-year institution established in Los Altos Hills, California. Foothill’s 122-acre main campus is joined by a satellite learning center located in Sunnyvale, which features its own cafe, group study area, and a miniature...

“…After going to De Anza College for a year and not enjoying myself at all, I decided to try Foothill College and it has been one of the greatest decisions I've made. Most of the teachers are professors and they are all very supportive, motivational,...” – Megan from Santa Clara, CA

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
Del Mar College

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

“…the paramedic program is top notch. and the nursing program for rn's is ranked top 5 in the u.s.” – Joshua from Corpus Christi, TX

Camden County College

Camden County College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Blackwood, New Jersey, with three additional campuses in Camden, Sicklerville, and Cherry Hill. The college features a number of useful student resources, such as the...

“…the learning quality of the school is probably not what you would receive at a top-star university but i, personally, have learned a lot since entering my freshman year. i think the advanced levels of certain classes are well justified and the...” – Christina from Sicklerville, NJ

Union County College

Union County College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of New Jersey. The school consists of four separate campuses located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. All students enrolled at Union County College...

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

“…I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College and love it. The teachers I have experienced in the Music program are passionate, helpful, and motivational. My English teach Professor Eric Loring has been an amazing teacher, he loves his work...” – Allison from Phoenix, AZ

Grand Rapids Community College

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

“…Great College to start off with, saves money and helps get your general classes out of the way, while giving you time to figure out your major.” – Ryan from Grand Rapids, MI

Central Arizona College is a public, community college primarily located in the city of Coolidge, with seven additional campuses throughout Pinal County. The CAC focus is to provide a wide variety of affordable degrees and certificates to an equally...

“…Central Arizona College is a wonderful place to go for students starting a college career right out of high school, or adults returning to school to get their degrees. Everyone on campus, from students to teachers, is very open and friendly, and more...” – Haley from Queen Creek, AZ

Angelina College

Angelina College is a two-year community college based in Lufkin, Texas with nine other campuses throughout the state. The school has an open admissions policy and offers associate’s degrees and certifications. College credit is offered for life...

“…this college has been a great experience. the professors at angelina have given me the tools i need to transfer to a 4 year university. enjoyed the experience that angelina has to offer. ” – James from Nacogdoches, TX

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

North Central University

North Central University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Students enrolled at NCU are required to attend weekly chapel. The college features a unique core curriculum plan, which involves both a...

“…The classes at North Central are great and well worth the money paid for them. Most of them cover subject matter that will relate to everyday life. Professors are caring and willing to help whenever a student needs it.” – Maeve from Minneapolis, MN

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...

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

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...

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....

“…Because Greenville is on a smaller campus, it provides students with an opportunity to really get into our school work. There are many areas where we can relax and study. From the library to the beautiful field. Because the classrooms are not full a...” – Mrs.Aloha from Honolulu, HI

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...

“…I am learning a lot. We have wonderful teachers and a very diverse and affordable(cheap) college, MATC is a college that don't discriminates based on grades or ACT s or SAT s. They understand the lives of student, they know that we are not just...” – Luria from Milwaukee, WI

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...

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

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

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Clarkston, with satellite locations in Covington, Decatur, Lithonia, and Conyers. Georgia Piedmont Tech offers over 150 associate degree, diploma, and certificate...

With a campus overlooking the Missouri River, Bismarck State College is the third largest school in the North Dakota University System. Bismarck State provides two years of courses toward an undergraduate degree through its 45 liberal arts transfer...

“…Bismarck State College is the perfect school to go to if you are looking for a college to start out at. It has lots of different degree plans and there are many people available to help you out at all times! The faculty and staff there are also very...” – Katie from Bismarck, ND

Luzerne County Community College is a 2-year community college in the Pocono region of eastern Pennsylvania. LCCC confers degrees and certificates in 73 occupational programs and 25 liberal arts/transfer programs. They also host the Schulman Gallery...

“…The course curriculum is mildly challenging. Expect to work for the grades you get. Several hours of study are required for each course. The tests are not easy and not all teachers give extra credit. Even though I found some courses easy, I still had...” – Allison from Mountaintop, PA

As a public 2-year institution located in the heart of Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Thanks to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, students who...

“…I consider to continue my education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College because it is affordable, great location, and good reputation. It offers what I want to pursue in. I will take generals there then transfer to University.” – Tashi from Columbia Heights, MN

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a 2-year community college. KCKCC offers degrees and certificates in over 110 areas of study. The college also includes a technical education center and the Pioneer Career Center, which provides continuing...

“…KCKCC is a good school to either take basics or get an associate at. The teachers offer a lot of help. Also a lot of diversity so you always meet new people.” – Allison from Kansas City, KS

Northwestern Michigan College

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

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

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

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

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

“…finger lakes community college is a great place to start your education path in college and earn a degree. they have campuses in 3 different counties making it easy to find classes that fit your needs and schedule. so far, my experience has been...” – Hannah from Williamson, NY

Ridgewater College is a 2-year community and technical college in central Minnesota. Ridgewater ranks as the best community college in Minnesota for Career Preparedness according to the ACT and offers over 100 degrees and certificates. Students who...

“…The kindness of the staff has simply blown my mind. Online information runs quick and you get quick answers back. Every one has been very helpful. ” – Theresa from Willmar, MN

Guilford Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established throughout suburban North Carolina, with locations in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, and Colfax. GTCC offers over 140 career-technical, transfer, and workforce...

“…Guilford Technical Community College is an exceptional start for any student interested in the aviation industry. Degree programs include Aviation Management, Career Pilot and a plethora of A&P licensing and Maintenance degrees. The school also works...” – Mary from Tarboro, NC

With campus a short drive from Mendocino National Forest, Mendocino College is a 2-year community college in northern California. Mendocino is home to 53 associate degree fields of study and 34 certificate-granting programs. For students interested...

“…Yes I hope” – Laura from Kelseyville, CA

Northeast State Community College is a 2-year community college in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. Northeast State grants degrees and certificates in over 130 subjects and provides guaranteed admission for all grads to the University of...

“…I had a lot of trouble first entering college. No one in my family had finished any sort of college degree, not even an associates. I found nothing but friendly, helpful staff. I was directed to what I needed when applying. They offer internet...” – Cassandra from Johnson City, TN

With two campuses located in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College is a public technical school training students hailing from the Twin Cities area. In 2012, both campuses were renovated and updated...

“…Hennepin Tech has reasonable hours, and instructors who understand the tough life schedule .” – Michael from Chaska, MN

Southwestern Illinois College

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

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

Springfield Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Massachusetts. STCC is the only technical community college in the state, making its catalogue of over 90 career programs particularly unique to the...

“…This college offers an affordable academic system that can guide you onto the path of future successes. With an array of courses, this school provides the stepping stones to help familiarize yourself with the college environment. Most essential, the...” – William from Springfield, MA

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

“…it's a great college. they need more evening and weekend science classes. evening students need a little bit more privileges” – Jennifer from Jamaica, NY

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

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

“…laguardia community college is student-oriented. it has so many student resources for any issue or need imaginable. the professors are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach.” – Doris from South Richmond Hill, NY

Yakima Valley College

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

“…I haven't attended but the counselors said that it will make you prepare for the future” – Debora from Yakima, WA

With a campus along the banks of the Mississippi River, Principia College is a 4-year liberal arts institution in southwest Illinois with an emphasis on Christian Science. Principia confers bachelor’s degrees in 28 majors as well as an Individualized...

“…It is one of the most uplifting campus' I have ever been on, because everyone understands the importance of Christian Science. The small size of the campus means that you get one on one time with all your professors, and they are able to take a...” – Hannah

Located in the historic RCA Building on Sunset Boulevard, the Los Angeles Film School is an academy of film and media studies in Hollywood. LAFS is home to degree-granting programs in Film, Animation, Music Production, Audio Production, and...

Glendale Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 100-acre campus in southern California, with three satellite centers throughout the region. GCC offers over 80 associate degree and certificate programs, many of which are...

“…Glendale Community College is one of the oldest, yet popular community college for locals living in Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada, Burbank as well as for international students. They offer many courses depending on the major you plan to pursue or...” – The Wise Student

Lake Tahoe Community College is a 2-year institution whose campus sits 6,229 feet above sea level—the highest elevation of any college in northern California. LTCC confers associate degrees in 31 subjects including in Natural Science and Wilderness...

“…LTCC is a very beautiful school. It is small so you know everybody. It is around midtown so it is easy to get to.” – Kathleen from South Lake Tahoe, CA

Southwestern College (CA)

With a campus located between San Diego and the US/Mexican border, Southwestern College is the only 2-year community college in the southern part of San Diego County. In order to serve this well-populated region, Southwestern offers over 320 degree...

“…On my first year at Southwestern College I was in the Transfer Institute Program, which is a one year program designed to increase the number of students transferring to a university. Being in the TI has been a awesome experience and also very...” – Michelle from Chula Vista, CA

Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI

Kuyper College is a Christian institution with an emphasis on training for a life in ministry. In addition to Kuyper’s religious degrees in programs like Biblical Greek and Youth Ministry, most  of the school’s other fields of study include a built...

“…Academics are incorporated well with the Bible's teachings. The professors are good at what they do; teaching from a Christian worldview.” – Alexandra from Cedarburg, WI

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a 2-year institution in Sioux City. WITCC offers degrees and certificates in over 70 academic fields of study and the college’s Culinary Arts program includes a demonstration kitchen for students to practice...

“…western iowa tech community college is really a great school, specially to start out at. the people here are quite friendly and truly try and help you succeed. also, the class sizes here are perfect for you to get attention and one-on-one time with...” – Kory from Hartley, IA

Nestled between several mountain ranges and national forests, Mt. San Jacinto College is a community college with campuses in the southern California towns of Banning, Menifee, San Jacinto, and Temecula. Upon completing 60 units of coursework at MSJC...

“…This college provides me with all of the basic classes I need to transfer to a 4-year college and still provides classes that spark my interests, such as Environmental Science Lab and World Religions. Classes are educational and small enough to get...” – Noelle from Murrieta, CA

Flashpoint Chicago

Flashpoint Chicago, a Campus of Columbia College Hollywood, is a college of media arts in Chicago, a short distance from Millennium Park. Flashpoint Chicago confers undergraduate degrees in Film, Recording Arts, Graphic Design, and Visual Effects &...

Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College is a 2-year public institution located in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, California. DVC boasts high transfer rates, with many of its students continuing their college careers at CSU and UC. The campus features a number of...

“…Diablo Valley College has a variety of great professors that know what they are teaching. If you are focusing on a certain subject, DVC has the professors that you are looking for.” – Shawn Steven from Antioch, CA

With a campus overlooking San Francisco Bay, SAE Expression College is a for-profit college in the Bay Area specializing in film, media, and entertainment studies. SAE Expression confers bachelor’s degrees in Digital Film, Animation & Visual Effects,...

The Art Institutes are a group of for-profit schools of art and design with four Texas-based campuses in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Each AI campus offers degrees and certificates in eight artistic fields of study including Film, Gaming...