Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Nursing is a sector of the healthcare field focused on the care of individuals and/or communities. There are many different types of nurses, and most can be distinguished by their level of education, which can be certificates, diplomas, baccalaureates, and masters. Nurses often choose specialties, the same way doctors do, and may also have the authority to prescribe medications depending upon education and state regulations.

CNAs, or Certified Nursing Assistants, typically work in long-term care and they are often the day-to-day assistants for patients. From a state-approved education program, becoming a nursing assistant can take anywhere between three to eight weeks. CNAs bathe patients, help them use the facilities, eat, and dress. They take vitals, as well as move patients from beds to wheelchairs.

The average salary for a CNA is around $26,500.

Licensed Practical Nurses, or LPNs, typically hold either a certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Most commonly, they work in long-term care, though occasionally they’ll work in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Primarily, LPNs will take vitals and speak with patients, reporting to an RN. Depending upon state regulations, LPNs may or may not be able to hook up an IV. To officially become an LPN, passing the NCLEX-PN exam is required.

LPNs make around $42,000 per year.

Registered Nurses, RNs, typically have a baccalaureate degree (though some states allow for an Associate’s degree) and have passed the NCLEX-RN. The majority of RN nurses work in hospitals and take on more responsibilities than an LPN, including assessing patient conditions, assisting in diagnosing patients, setting up plans for patient care, and educating patients and families about care once at home, plus much more. RNs can work in specialities, including in critical care, genetics, neonatal, public health, and rehabilitation.

Salaries for RNs can vary based on specialty, but clocks in around $62,000 per year.

An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), sometimes referred to as a Nurse Practitioner, is likely to be the most educated form of nurse. On top of having a baccalaureate, NPs will have a master’s degree with a specialization. They work under the guidance of a physician, but have more autonomy than RNs. They can diagnose, treat, prescribe, and run medical tests independently.

Advanced Practice Nurses have an average salary of $90,000 per year.

Career options for nurses are heavily dependent on education level, as well as the accreditation of the institution.

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Colleges

University of Mary

The University of Mary is a 4-year Benedictine university in the North Dakota state capital of Bismarck and the only Catholic university in the state. Mary grants undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities,...

“…As a music major, I am incredibly pleased with the music faculty. They are incredibly knowledgeable, and are very willing to help in everything they can. Other professors are just as willing to do so and are fully qualified to teach their subjects....” – Taylor from Mayville, ND

Pacific Lutheran University

Originally founded by Norwegian immigrants, Pacific Lutheran University is a 4-year Lutheran liberal arts university in the Seattle metro area. PLU confers undergraduate degrees in 44 academic majors and 54 minors and is one of the only schools in...

“…The programs are rigorous, but wonderfully small and provide many resources for help and additional learning. The homework and reading are heavy, and going the extra mile in your studies pays off. ” – Tiffany from Buckley, WA

University of Evansville

Originally founded as Moores Hill College, the University of Evansville is a 4-year liberal arts institution in southwest Indiana affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Evansville hosts colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and...

“…While some of the classes seem quite similar to high school honor and AP courses, there are many, even at the 100-level that are challenging. The professors like what they are teaching which makes the lectures interesting and they put what they are...” – Laura from Indianapolis, IN

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 am finally being challenged in the classroom again. I almost floated through high school, but George Fox pushes me in the classroom. It expands my thinking, and the teachers are friendly. The ratio of teachers to students is low, so it's really...” – Dana from Harrisburg, OR

Founded in 1838 by educational activist and politician Horace Mann, Westfield State University is a 4-year public school in south western Massachusetts. Westfield State is noteworthy for being the first co-educational college to admit students of all...

“…The classes are challenging and interesting. I do not feel over-whelmed at all. The classes in my major (Criminal Justice) are the most interesting. They are so fun to attend that it makes learing easy!” – Kelsey from Templeton, MA

Saint Anselm College

Founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict, Saint Anselm College is a Catholic school in southeast New Hampshire and the third-oldest Catholic institution in New England. Saint Anselm grants undergraduate degrees in 45 academic majors dedicated...

“…Great school which has many different options. Great professors that will help you out all the time. An amazing campus that is comfortable and has a lot of activities. ” – Ivan from Hooksett, NH

Mississippi College

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest university in the state and has “more selective” admissions. It is affiliated with the Baptist Church and houses the Provone Chapel, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War. It hosts the...

“…Small classes and dedicated professors create a dynamic learning environment where students can work together, ask questions, and a get hands-on learning experience. Most professors' have convenient office hours during which students are encouraged...” – Laura from Collierville, TN

Newberry College

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is a 4-year liberal arts college in South Carolina affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Newberry offers undergraduate degrees in over 30 academic majors. For musically inclined students, Newberry is home to nine...

“…Newberry is a outstanding college for their accademics, and sports. The student diversity spreads all across the world, and united states. The College stresses the most on thier students succeding” – Matthew from Gilbert, SC

University of Maryland-University College

The University of Maryland-University College is a four-year university with multiple start dates. The unique campus is entirely online, with free digital course materials. UMUC also offers the 3D Scholars Program, allowing high school students to...

“…Coming from an online high school, I knew that taking classes online was no vacation. So far I've taken 9 courses at UMUC, and all of them have challenged me. The courses are interesting and the online component adds a unique discussion -- it's not...” – Erica from Ellicott City, MD

Barton College

Barton College is a private liberal arts institution situated in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has a “selective” admissions process. The school provides a curriculum that focuses on...

“…Barton has very small class sizes which allows each person to get personal attention. The professors are available majority of the time. There are also resources on campus such as the writing center, tutors, and every building has its own computer...” – Jayla from NC

Wagner College
Staten Island, NY
Wagner College

Wagner College is a private liberal arts institution located in Staten Island, New York City. The school provides personalized academic programs for undergraduates under the “Wagner Plan.” Wagner requires that students complete internships and/or...

“…The professors are great at Wagner. They are really dedicated to learning more in their specific field of study and to teaching their students what they have learned as a result of their research. Of course, there will be professors that you will and...” – Amy from Morrisville, PA

Union University

Founded in 1823, Union University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts institution in west Tennessee and the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Union confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 Christ-centered...

“…The academics are wonderful. Not only do you have professors who are top notch in their field but you have professors who care about you as a person. I have learned so much because the professors are willing to sit down with you outside of class...” – Megan from Springfield, VA

California State University-Los Angeles

California State University-Los Angeles is a 4-year public university and part of the CSU System. Cal State LA is home to seven colleges granting undergraduate degrees in 57 academic majors. A federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, Cal...

“…I am learning a lot. Many of teachers are helpful and enjoy having students take advantage of their office hours. ” – Ivette from Los Angeles, CA

College of Staten Island CUNY

The College of Staten Island is a 4-year public school in New York City and a senior college in the City University of New York system. CSI is home to five divisions and schools offering undergrad degrees in over 55 academic majors. In addition to...

“…Just finished my first semester and I am ready for the next one” – Troy from New York, NY

Fort Hays State University is a public institution located in the rural town of Hays, Kansas. Admission to FHSU is rated as “selective.”  Many students choose to study business support services, nursing, or elementary education. The school operates...

“…My classes are great! I have so much fun in them and learn a lot. Everyone has had those teachers that say they care but they really could care less about you or your grade. That is far from the case at FHSU the teachers really do care about your...” – Taylor from Hays, KS

University of Lynchburg

The University of Lynchburg is a private institution located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a affiliated with the Christian Church the Disciples of Christ and has a “selective” admissions process. Lynchburg is...

“…All of my teachers have been great so far. The classes are small, which creates a better learning environment and more one-on-one time with teachers and other students. I learned the most in my two LCSR classes (English and History) because the...” – Charles from Danville, VA

Shepherd University

With campus overlooking the Potomac River, Shepherd University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley region of West Virginia. Shepherd confers bachelor’s degrees in over 90 academic majors and minors. During every school...

“…I am an art major, and I have some amazing teachers who really know their stuff. I am learning so much here. I am only a freshmen but I feel that when I get out of school I will really know my stuff and be ready to be in the real world and be on my...” – Amanda from Manassas, VA

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...

“…Salt Lake Community College is a place of learning...when one has the right attitude. With the wide variety of classes, from the general algebra and basic biology to the complex anatomy and astronomy, students can take classes related to their majors...” – Nonnie from Salt Lake City, UT

Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College is a public community college and member of the Florida College System. The school offers associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as a number of professional certificates. Students earning an associate’s degree from...

“…This is a great college to go to if you are from this area and want to stay home. It's not as expensive as most colleges and the teachers are really nice, and the class times work around your schedule. They have a big selection of degrees and classes...” – Kimberly from Pace, FL

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College is a public institution offering a technology-focused education. It is part of the State University of New York system and has a “selective” admissions process. It is home to several research centers, including the Solar...

“…Farmingdale is a great school. There are so many activities on campus and clubs to join. Farmingdale was the best decision I've made.” – Rachael from Centereach, NY

Nassau Community College is a two-year public institution situated in East Garden, New York. It is the largest community college campus in the state and has an open admissions policy. Popular fields of study include nursing, fashion and apparel...

“…Most Professors have a masters degree and most importantly experience in their field. For example, I took a personal finance course over the summer and my professor was a financial advisor or planner. Either way, she had first hand knowledge of the...” – Edwina from Uniondale, NY

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

Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Rochester, New York. Students attending MCC can enroll in one of many 2+2 programs, in which students can earn an associate’s degree and be guaranteed consequent enrollment in...

“…Monroe Community Collage has great faculty who provides student the tool they need to be successful. The resources offered to student are extremely helpful such as free sessions with career and transfer advisors , study abroad opportunity's and free...” – Sadia from Pittsford, NY

Bellarmine University

Named for Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bellarmine University is a Catholic liberal arts college in Louisville. With a campus set amongst three hills in the Highlands region, Bellarmine grants undergrad degrees in 60 academic majors and encourages...

“…All of the classes I took were interesting and interactive. I really felt like the teachers cared about our education and were experts in the knowledge of the classes they took. They were always available and ready to answer questions in the...” – Amber from Fort Knox, KY

Capital University

Founded in 1830, Capital University is a liberal arts institution and one of the largest Lutheran universities in the US. The CU Chapel Choir is recognized for performing at Carnegie Hall, in different parts of the world, and for leading the annual...

“…Capital is very religious. Capital has many opportunites. Capital is very welcoming.” – Antoine from Lithonia, GA

Tyler Junior College

Founded in 1926, Tyler Junior College is a 2-year community college in east Texas and one of the largest community colleges in the state. TJC grants associate degrees and certificates in over 130 academic fields of study. For sports fans, TJC fields...

“…TJC offers flexible and diverse learning opportunities. Through the dual-credit program, I began taking college level courses during high school. These included English, Economics,World History, Art Appreciation, Pre-Calculus, College Algebra and...” – determined to finish

Delta College
University Center, MI
Delta College

Delta College is a community college with a main campus in Bay City, Michigan, and learning centers in three neighboring counties, which include a state-of-the-art, NASA-funded Planetarium with a Digital 360 theatre. Courses can be taken at any...

“…I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the education. I wrongly assumed that a community college offered less than a four year. I'm glad I was wrong; the classes and teachers are excellent and have taught me so much.” – Chelsea from Bay City, MI

Polk State College is a public 4-year college based in Winter Haven, Florida. Polk State College is committed to diversity and has partnerships with the National Council on Black American Affairs and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and...

“…This college has wonderful teachers who are willing to help each student and they really care about you.” – Faith from Bartow, FL

King University

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated and doctoral-level university that was founded in 1867 as King College. The main 135-acre campus centers around “The Oval,” a mall where all buildings intersect. The campus houses the Burke Observatory and...

“…At King College the professors care a lot about each student as an individual and strive beyond their job requirements to make sure each student understands the subject at hand. ” – Emilii from Bristol, TN

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

Grand View University

Grand View University is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines. GV offers 40 academic programs on their 50-acre urban campus, where students are immersed in the university’s Viking culture. On top of...

“…I would give Grand View University an excellent rate. They are very helpful in many ways. It has many majors to offer and the major that I was interested in.” – Brian from Des Moines, IA

University of the Cumberlands

The University of the Cumberlands is a private institution located in Williamsburg, Kentucky and associated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. UC operates a satellite campus for clinical rotations in Florence, Kentucky.  It is home to the Carl...

“…This University has small class sizes. Your professors will know your name and will be happy to answer your questions after class in their office. They're available on their office phones, email, or in person. And don't be afraid to sit in one of the...” – Biology major

Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University is a public institution located primarily in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The college includes branch campuses in the city of Muskogee, the city of Broken Arrow, and online. NSU has classes available in the day, in the evening,...

“…NSU is a nice school where you feel safe. ” – Tayla from Tulsa, OK

Sierra College

Sierra College is an open-admission, 2-year community college based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Rocklin, California. Sierra is the only community college in the nation with an academic press, and it also boasts the Sierra Art and Natural...

“…Everyday I come with a new bit of knowledge that I didn't have the day before. It refreshing to be challenged at school, but not overwhelmed. The best part is having the ability to engage in a new assortment of conversations because of my recently...” – Alexis from Granite Bay, CA

University of North Alabama

Founded in 1830, the University of North Alabama is a public institution of higher learning based in Florence, AL. UNA is home to an outdoor Memorial Amphitheater and the only 4-year culinary program in the state. Popular majors include nursing,...

“…I am learning a great deal at the University of North Alabama. The instructors seem to genuinely care about your success in the classroom. I enjoy the fact that they take the extra time needed to make sure each student is reaching their full...” – Madison from Slocomb, AL

Worcester State University

Founded in 1874, Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The campus includes wooded areas and wetlands. Worcester offers curriculum oriented around a teamwork and problem solving....

“…worcester state university offers a great education for a great price. college is very expensive and its nice to know i wont be even close to $100,000 in debt upon graduation (especially since i want to obtain a masters degree later on). commuting...” – Kayla from Grafton, MA

The University of Alabama

Established in 1821, the University of Alabama is a 4-year research institution in Tuscaloosa and the oldest and largest public university in the state. UA features 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 70 fields of study. For...

“…Coming to college you are expected to learned. Coming to the University of Alabama you love to learn. I never really wanted to learn but each teacher here has their own way of making it very interesting and fun to learn. Each teacher loves what they...” – Lindsey from Tuscaloosa, AL

Cypress College

Cypress College is a public two-year institution offering professional certifications and associate degrees. It is based in Cypress, California and is part of the California Community College System. Cypress College has an open admissions policy....

“…I really like all of my classes, and I can tell my teachers really know a lot about their subjects. Mark Majarian, my theatre professor, really tries to push you to be the best student you can.” – Danielle from Anaheim, CA

California State University-East Bay

Originally founded as The State College for Alameda County, California State University East Bay is a 4-year public university and a Bay Area-based campus in the Cal State system. Cal State East Bay is home to four colleges of Business, Science,...

“…I have learned a lot in the 10 weeks that I have attended so far. The class sizes are nice, and I haven;t had much trouble getting the classes that I want. I have done well my first quarter, and I think I owe credit to CSUEB for that,” – Brittni from Riverside, CA

Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a small public higher education institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina. The university provides a liberal arts program and several professional schools. The school houses a popular Equestrian Center...

“…Here at Lander I find everyday that I am being pushed to my fullest potential. I learn something new everyday that is in my interests. I have picked up great study habits and have learned how to achieve the best grades to benefit my education.” – Jessica from Anderson, SC

Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University is a public institution based in the Arkansas River Valley. ATU also operates a satellite campus in the Ozarks that offers two-year associate degrees and certifications. Admissions to ATU are selective. A majority of students...

“…Even though I've only been a student here for a few weeks, I'm already very impressed with the classwork and the professors in general!” – Jacqueline from Alma, AR

Catholic University of America

The only university in the country originally founded by United States Catholic bishops, Catholic University of America is a Catholic research institution in Washington, DC. Catholic University is home to 12 schools granting bachelor’s degrees in...

“…The Catholic University of America is in a vibrant international metropolis that offers everything. It is a warm and inviting environment that cares deeply about the intellectual, emotional, spiritual,and physical well-being of each student. The...” – William from East Windsor, NJ

Davenport University

Davenport University is a private institution based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The school operates multiple satellite campuses throughout the state and online. Davenport offers small class sizes and some of the most affordable tuition in the state...

“…The classes that I have taken at Davenport University have thus far been excellent. The focus that DU has on helping students to have a well-rounded education is obvious and beneficial. The professors are open to helping students; I enjoy the smaller...” – Lauren from Hastings, MI

University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution based in Detroit, Michigan. The school is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus. The school operates three campuses, McNichols, Riverfront, and Corktown, making...

“…The classes that I have been enrolled in have been challenging, yet reasonable. I feel as though I am learning a lot of material very thoroughly, but I am able to keep up with it. The small class size helps students learn more especially in...” – Allison from Shelby Township, MI

Becker College

Formed by the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions, Becker College is a 4-year college in central Massachusetts and one of the 25 oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Becker is home to five schools across two...

“…I am learning many different ways to communicate with people. Before everyone started school we had many orientations to get to know more people so we weren't lost and didn't know anyone. Everyone is very friendly and helpful no matter what the...” – Stacy from Marlborough, MA

Madonna University

Founded by a nun from a Felician convent, Madonna University is a Franciscan Catholic institution in the Detroit area. Madonna confers bachelor’s and associate degrees in over 100 career-focused academic majors and is the first university in the...

“…Wow, a lot can be said about the learning that goes on at Madonna. The classes, for the most part, are small and you really can get that one-on-one attention with the professor in the middle of class. The only exception to that rule would probably be...” – Alejandra from Lincoln Park, MI

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as an agricultural college, North Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in Fargo. NDSU is home to seven colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 45 areas of study. In addition to classroom space, North Dakota State...

“…There are plenty of majors and classes to select from. NDSU does a very good job of keeping classes interesting and very informative. I believe that the classes I take from my major are very crucial part of class and I love taking them. ” – Bryce from Woodbury, MN

Hinds Community College is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. It is a public 2-year community college maintaining five campuses and six academic locations, the main campus located in Raymond, MS. Hinds Community College...

“…hinds community college is a wonderul place to gain an education and life-long lessons that help to nurish the person you wish to become. hinds has taught me so much and has made my learning experience a great one. here is where you enter as a...”

Daemen College

Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Daemen College is a 4-year, now nonsectarian, private school in the Buffalo-Niagara region of New York State. Daemen grants undergraduate degrees in 23 academic majors and all...

“…All of the teachers I have had so far are very knowledgeable and helpful” – Thomas from Buffalo, NY

Lawrence Technological University

Originally founded in a building leased from Henry Ford, Lawrence Technological University is a private institution focused on STEM education. Lawrence Tech is home to colleges of Business & IT, Arts & Sciences, Architecture, and Engineering...

“…Lawrence Tech is a good University for students who want to have the whole college experience. Their programs consist of many classes to focus towards your degree, but there are other, core courses, that help students get a well-rounded education....” – Melvena from Chicago, IL

Missouri Southern State University

Originally founded as a junior college, Missouri Southern State University is now a 4-year public institution in southwest Missouri. MSSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences as well as a Law Enforcement...

“…My professors are all very respected in their fields and know what they are talking about. When I don't understand something, they take the time to explain it one on one.” – MSSU student

Kentucky State University

Founded in 1866, Kentucky State University is a public institution situated in Frankfort, KY. The school offers a liberal arts education and is also a land-grant institution. Popular majors at KSU include human development, nursing, and criminal...

“…Kentucky State University is a well-rounded school overall. They challenge you academically and give many academic opportunities. They also make you feel at home.”

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a public institution focused on liberal arts education. It is located in Florence, South Carolina, and is one of the most affordable colleges in the state. FMU has several partnerships with international colleges and...

“…I have learn a lot of different things at FMU, from academics to personal life. I have learned how important and high level education is and I have learned that everyone is not your friend. Education is something that no one can take away from you....” – Shauntavia from North Charleston, SC

Brenau University

Brenau University is a 4-year private school in Gainesville, Georgia, where it’s called home since 1878. Brenau encompasses the coeducational Undergraduate School, home to colleges of Business, Fine Arts, Education, and Health Sciences, as well as...

“…The professors that I have had thus far have proven to genuinely have my success at heart! They have been very easy to work with, clear in their instructions, and willing to help when needed all while challenging their students to learn at new,...” – Shannon from Lincolnton, GA

Coppin State University

Originally founded in 1900 as a training school for African American teachers, Coppin State University is a 4-year public school and an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore. Coppin State hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education,...

“…This is and excellent HBCU, and the nursing program is the !!!TRUTH!!! im am treated like an individual and not a number......” – Quinton from Baltimore, MD

California University of Pennsylvania

With campus along the shores of the Monongahela River, California University of Pennsylvania is a public school in southwest Pennsylvania. Cal U confers bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic programs and students have the option of enrolling in...

“…At California University of P.A. you will come across many professors that push you to not only learn but understand what you are learning and apply it in your everyday life. Cal U professors are among the best I have ever come across and seem to...” – Jay from pittsburgh, PA

Southern Adventist University

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

“…a great school that offers lots of opportunities for recreation, leisure, and learning services. most staff are very supportive and want the best for you. there are lots of planned activities offered by the school.” – Che-lei from Bermuda

College of Southern Nevada

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

“…I have met so many different people from many different cultures. Because of its' low cost for basic courses, many people from other countries come here! It is so cool!” – Anayanci from North Las Vegas, NV

California State University-Bakersfield

With a campus nestled in the San Joaquin Valley, California State University-Bakersfield is a 4-year public school in southern California and part of the CSU system. CSUB is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Business, and Social...

“…This university is very small which is extremely beneficial, because it allows the professors to be able to work very closely, and often on a one-on-one basis, with their students. All of the professors that I've had know me by name, and this has...” – Carolina

Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College

Founded in 1851, Coe College is small liberal arts institution and national leader in producing Fulbright Scholars. The college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and has a “more selective” admissions process. Coe College requires that 100%...

“…the people of coe are very friendly and there are many ways to get involved. the teachers are always willing to help out if you need it. the campus is beautiful and kept clean.” – Clara

Augustana University

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective university located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Offering more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, plus graduate degrees and...

“…Each professor strives to utilize text, lecture, and assignments to ensure each student truly dives into the subject matter. What truly sets Augustana College above and beyond on this level is the attention to the ideas that unite the disciplines. I...” – Mallory from Yankton, SD

University of Michigan-Flint

With a campus along the shores of the Flint River, the University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan system. UM Flint is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, Management, and Education...

“…Every day I learn something new about my area of study and about adult life. College has helped me so much more than high school ever could, and I so look forward to becoming a teacher and passing this joy on to other students. ” – Alisha from Millington, MI

College of the Ozarks

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

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

Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College is a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is located in rural Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and home to a community-supported organic farm. Noted programs at the school include equestrian studies,...

“…Wilson College is a small school so everybody knows everybody, and you will see a familiar face everywhere you go. We form friendships right away and there is a lot of community involvement. Our professors are willing to help any way they can when a...” – Student Class of 2013

Sinclair Community College

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

“…I have received more than just an academic education at Sinclair. I have gained a lifelong experience that will greatly benefit my future.” – Erika from Dayton, OH

Langston University

Langston University is a public institution and historically black college. LU operates a main campus in Langston, Oklahoma as well as University Centers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. It is a land-grant institution best known for its E de la Garza...

“…Classes are small which provides you with one on one time with your professors which is great, because being a full time college student sometimes you may be busy during tutoring hours. So if you can talk to your professor and get help in class, you...” – Shyla from Tulsa, OK

City College of San Francisco

The City College of San Francisco is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located throughout San Francisco, California. The college offers a wide variety of unique programs of study, such as Floristry, Maker Studies, and Genetics. Free tuition...

“…There's a huge variety of majors to choose from and if you're not sure what career you want, then there are counselors who can help you find what you're looking for.” – Brittani from Oakland, CA

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is a public institution situated in Tallahassee, Florida. TCC offers associate’s degrees and professional certificates in a wide range of studies, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. It is a member of the...

“…Just because this is a community college does not mean you won't learn a lot! The teachers here are wonderful and, just like any other teacher, they are here for you and want you to strive to do your best. They are always offering help after classes...” – Brittany from Tallahassee, FL

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University is a public institution located off the Susquehanna River and near the Bald Eagle Mountains in Pennsylvania. The school is known for their STEP Initiative which prepares students for a technology-driven workforce by requiring...

“…After visiting campus, I am nearly 100% satisified with the available programs. In addition to the available programs, Lock Haven offers a small, yet welcoming campus with fewer than average class sizes compared to other colleges and universities....” – Daniel from Pennsylvania

SUNY Morrisville

SUNY Morrisville is located in Central New York, on 150 acres in a town of the same name. Morrisville offers more than 75 degree programs, both bachelor's and associate's, in agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, and liberal arts....

“…I think that it is a wonderful college. It offers many different degrees and programs. They also have professors that really understand the students and are very helpful as well.” – Cheyanne from Earlville, NY

Augusta University

With campus a short distance from the Savannah River, Augusta University is a public university in eastern Georgia. Augusta is home to 10 colleges and schools, including the Medical College of Georgia, the state’s flagship medical school and the...

“…While currently attending Georgia Health Sciences University (now known as Georgia Regents University), I can that I am more satisfied with the professors, education, and knowledge gained from this university than I anticipated. Previously I had...” – Heather from Woodstock, GA

University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public school in northern Alabama and part of the UA system. UAH is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

“…The small class size at UAH gives students the opportunity to interact with teachers as well as other students in a growing environment. Not only does the university provide a completely free tutoring program for nearly every class offered, but there...” – Sarah from Tullahoma, TN

Whitworth University

Founded by an Oregon Trail explorer, Whitworth University is a 4-year Christian institution in Spokane affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Whitworth hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Business offering over 100 undergrad and...

“…Whitworth believes strongly in an education of mind and heart and this is obvious through all of the professors. Class sizes are fairly small, allowing lots of interaction between students and professors. The material is challenging, but there is...” – JD from Livingston, MT

Colorado Christian University

Originally founded in 1914 as the Denver Bible Institute, Colorado Christian University is a 4-year interdenominational Christian college in the Denver area. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors and 37 minors. As a Christian...

“…The Professors are all very well educated and deeply care that students are keeping the knowledge they gain from the classes throughout life.” – Katherine from Colorado Springs, CO

University of Mount Olive

Originally founded by the Convention of Free Will Baptists, the University of Mount Olive is a 4-year liberal arts university with a Christian-centered focus in eastern North Carolina. Mount Olive confers bachelor’s degrees in 26 academic majors. For...

“…It is a very welcoming community. All of the professors, instructors, and various staff are always so nice and are always a big help. All of the students are friendly and it is so easy to make new friends.” – Sarah from Burlington, NC

Santa Ana College is a public, two-year institution established in the state of California. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains a number of education centers for students to attend, which offer courses in ESL, law enforcement, fire...

“…Santa Ana is one of the best colleges Academic wise.It has been ranked one of the State leaders to transfer studens:therefore, it helps students to find their career and leads them to a successful life.” – Mirna from Anaheim, CA

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college in New York City. From its campus overlooking the Hudson River, the Mount offers undergrad degrees in over 70 academic programs. As a...

“…It is a wonderful school with great people who I know are forever friends. The school fosters education to its max as well as intergrating sports and socialization in. It is everything I dreamed a college to be.” – Colleen from Manchester Center, VT

Hood College

Hood College is a liberal arts institution situated on 50 acres in Frederick, Maryland, which also maintains several research centers, including for coastal & watershed studies, teaching & learning, and the humanities. Hood offers 32 areas of study...

“…The classes are smaller, so I feel like students have a better relationship with their professors.” – Katie from Hagerstown, MD

Amarillo College

Amarillo College is a two-year public institution based in Amarillo, Texas. The school has an open admissions policy and confers both professional certifications and associate degrees. AC is home to a STEM Research Center which houses several...

“…When i first started out i knew nothing about going to college, but thanks to all the employees at Amarillo College I have learned so much about attending school. ” – Samantha from Amarillo, TX

Concordia University-Chicago

Concordia University-Chicago is a private liberal arts institution based in River Forest, Illinois, with selective admissions. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and provides a curriculum focused on Jesus Christ. Popular fields...

“…This college had provided me with the opportunity to take classes that no matter what the subject I learn a lot. My general courses and my specified classes are all very informational for life itself. The professors know how to relate life to the...” – Heather from South St Paul, MN

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...

“…i give them five stars for their teachers, advisers, and councilors, but only four stars with there financial aid office. they are positive and accommodating towards people that have difference goals and live different life styles. the only quarrel i...” – Jessica from Newberry, IN

Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University is a public institution located on the shore of Lake Bemidji in the rural town of Bemidji, Minnesota. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a “selective” admissions process. The...

“…Im a second year freshman and the professors are nice and help the students that have questions. Some professors are confusing and drag on about 1 thing but studying with friends is helpful. friendly environment” – Kayetoinette from Bemidji, MN

Eastern Florida State College

Eastern Florida State College is a public institution with four campus locations around Brevard County, FL. It is part of the Florida College System and operates an aerospace program at the Kennedy Space Center. The school provides vocational...

“…Most of the classes you'll take at BCC are the basic classes you'd take in the first two years of any four-year degree program, so you're not likely to find much that is specific to your desired school of study actually on the path towards your...” – Emily from Rockledge, FL

Washburn University

Originally founded as a combination high school/private Congregational school, Washburn University is a 4-year university in the Kansas state capital of Topeka. Washburn hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic fields...

“…I knew that coming into college was expected to be a bit tough compoared to high school, which I never really had to work hard in high school to succeed well. Although, just from my first week of classes at Washburn, I learned more than I really...” – Leah from Abilene, KS

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,...

“…Citrus College is a great college. There are many great students and teachers. The campus is really big and beautiful.” – Lesly from Hesperia, CA

Shorter University

Shorter University is a private liberal arts institution associated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The main campus is located in Rome, GA, and there is a satellite campus in Atlanta. Business administration and management, liberal arts and...

“…shorter university is an amazing school. the class sizes are small, and the professors are very dedicated to your success. ” – jasmine from tallahassee, fl

Dillard University

Dillard University is a private HBCU and liberal arts institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is associated with the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Dillard provides a liberal arts-based curriculum focused on...

“…Here at Dillard University curriculum is excellent. Each and every student and professor inspire you to learn. They encourage you to read to become knowledgeable, they also teach you not to read to retain information for test, but to read to learn...” – Nicolette from Marrero, LA

Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University is a public school based in Saint Joseph, MI. MWSU is one of the less than 500 colleges in the US with an ABET-accredited engineering programs. Upon admittance to Missouri Western students rub the head of the statue...

“…missouri western have the best learning environment. faculty are friendly and are able to help students when needed. career advisors are also really helpful.” – Faizan from St Joseph, MO

Wilkes University

Wilkes University is based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and operates a branch campus in Bartonsville, PA, as well as multiple centers in Mesa, Arizona. The private institution offers a mix of professional programs and liberal arts courses. The...

“…The classes are small, so better one on one with teachers. Teachers are very personable and helpful. Can get tutors for free or see teachers during office hours for help. Study sessions are also available to review and discuss information for...” – Samantha from Wilkes Barre, PA

De Anza College

De Anza College is a public community college based in Cupertino, California, with an open admissions policy. The campus, considered the top Silicon Valley college for transferring students to 4-year universities, boasts the Euphrat Museum of Art,...

“…Although De Anza College is a community college, I feel that you can get so much more out of this school rather than going straight into a university. The classes & teachers are there to help you reach your goal as much as they can, whether it's in...” – Diana from San Jose, CA

San Joaquin Delta College is a community institution established in Stockton, California. The school offers programs to complete a wide variety of associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training, with its primary focus being STEM and the arts...

“…the instructors are helpful and supportive. They aren't afraid to review and give out extra credit. They are willing to meet with students outside of class but they aren't afraid to really pile on the homework. ” – Alejandra from Stockton, CA

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University is a public institution based in rural southeast Kansas. The school operates a second satellite campus in the Kansas City Metro area. Pitt State is home to the Tyler Research Center which houses both the Kansas Polymer...

“…The general education classes are not particularly difficult, but they are filled with a lot of interesting information. My major is Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis. My core classes that go towards my major are pretty challenging and filled...” – Kathyn from Pittsburg, KS

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...

“…The quality of education here really depends on what kind of classes you want to take. I took two art classes and an English class. From what I heard before coming to this school is that the school's Design department is excellent, everything else is...” – xxx from Philadelphia, PA

Ave Maria University

Founded by the creator of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts college in southwest Florida. Ave confers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors and all classes focus on creating dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. As a...

“…Ave Maria is semi difficult to get in because the academics are vigorous and the school is excellent in the liberal arts area. If you are considering pursuing a career in law, I suggest you check Ave Maria University out. The law program here is...” – Kristin from Mason, OH

Moravian College

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is a private liberal arts college based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a residential school and guarantees housing for students all four years. All students must pass courses in philosophy, religion, history, and...

“…This school absolutely pushes you to your limits and beyond, but not in an entirely over-stressed manner. Students here have teachers who are both mentors and friends. The professors here make sure that students learn all the material that is needed...” – Student from Allentown, PA

Dominican University of California

Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, the Dominican University of California is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state. The private university is located at the base of San Pedro Mountain and operates a...

“…At Dominican, class sizes are, at most, twenty students per teacher; however, if you plan to major in nursing (a competitive major), be sure to expect classes of at least fifty students. All the teachers I have encountered have been easy to get along...” – Amber from El Sobrante, CA

Montana Technological University

Montana Technological University, more commonly known as Montana Tech, is a special-focus 4-year institution located in Butte, MT. Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has grown to encompass four schools and colleges offering numerous associate’s...

“…A School for motivated Students who want an excellent education, especially in engineering Fields. Small campus and class size leading to a closer working relationship with professors and other students. Beautiful area and nice people with plenty of...” – Steven from Butte, MT

Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Virginia. The college maintains four campuses and a number of centers throughout the region in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Academics...

“…If you check out your teachers on ratemyprof, I find you can get the best education for your dollar. The teachers I picked based on good reviews are excellent, and motivate me to learn. ” – D from Virginia Beach, VA

University of Providence

Founded by a group of nuns and the local bishop, the University of Providence is a Catholic liberal arts institution in Great Falls. UP is home to schools of Liberal Arts and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. As a...

“…The courses available are outstanding! One of my favorite type of courses are called ILCs, which combine two different areas of study and show how they are interlinked and how the areas can affect you personally. Both my core classes and the...” – Amber from Nampa, ID

Colby-Sawyer College

Founded in 1837 in the Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College is a 4-year institution built on a liberal arts and sciences core curriculum. Conferring undergraduate degrees through the School of Arts and Sciences, the...

“…You get out of it, what you put into it. it's one of those schools where you aren't competing for attention, so you can get a good education.” – Devin from Cornish, NH