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

Indiana University East is a regional campus of IU in Richmond. IUE grants bachelor’s degrees across eight departments as well as 14 online completion programs. Student life centers around over two dozen clubs and organizations ranging from social...

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

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

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

Montgomery County Community College

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

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

University of South Carolina-Upstate

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

“…I have learned a great variety of things. I have been academically prepared for the future for a promising career and mentally coached for independence. The instructors are awesome and they are available whenever you need them.” – Kimberly from Columbia

Moraine Valley Community College

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

“…Contrary to what many students believe the content taught at a community college is exactly the same as that taught at a four year university. I am an engineering major and I can honestly say I have learned volumes of stuff from my competent...” – Ricardo from Blue Island, IL

The College of New Rochelle

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

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

Castleton University

Founded in 1787, Castleton University is a public liberal arts institution located in the rural town of Castleton, Vermont. It is the first institution of higher learning established in the state and home to the Jeffords Science Center, which is...

“…This small college is made up of mostly students from Vermont and neighboring states. However, it does have many foreign students and offers a place for everyone. This college is great for someone looking for a small town, friendly, and close-knit...” – Ryan from Andover, VT

Rogers State University

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

“…Rogers State University allows you to be flexible with your schedule and still receive a quality education. The staff at RSU is always willing to assist and guide students to make sure that the students don't fall off their degree path. The campus is...” – D from Broken Arrow, OK

AdventHealth University

Affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, AdventHealth University is a Christ-centered health science institution dedicated to the concept of healthcare as a ministry. AHU confers bachelor’s degrees in five health science-related fields of...

“…From the day I started at FHCHS I have been so inspired to do you my heart is set on, and that is to be a Labor and Delivery Nurse. I have learned so much since I started. I learned to think outside of the box and to have different perspective of...” – Nikita from Maitland, FL

Victoria College

Victoria College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Texas. The college maintains a number of facilities throughout Victoria, as well as some facilities in Gonzales, Cuero, and Hallettsville. While many students choose to enroll...

“…It is a small school so I can get more attention when it comes to learning. The college professors are very nice, concerning, and flexible. The advisers are also very helpful when it comes to costs and future planning.” – Crystal from Hallettsville, TX

LaGrange College

LaGrange College is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Georgia. Academics at LaGrange feature an interim session called the “Jan Term”, which is between the fall and spring semesters and is utilized for study abroad programs,...

“…I love the LaGrangehospitality and college experience” – LePatrick from Woodruff, SC

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

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

Concordia University-Irvine

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

“…I have learned more here in almost two semesters than I think I ever learned in high school. What's even more amazing is that the way the classes are taught I am able to not only remember what I learn, but also apply it to my everyday life, and other...” – Haley from Klamath Falls, OR

College of Southern Idaho

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

“…I am learning a ton, the school is very wide open and easy to navigate. The campus offers a wide variety of classes for multiple degree's whether you are going here for a Transferable Degree or trying to find a degree that will stay with you for the...” – Matthew from Twin Falls, ID

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

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

Northwest Florida State College is based in Niceville, FL. The state school operates two campuses and four education centers throughout the state. The campus is home to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center which hosts Broadway and student-run shows, as well...

“…There are some pretty good teachers here, but there are also some pretty bad ones. The trick is finding ones that match your preferences. Just don't come here if you plan on majoring in Chemistry.” – Jordin from Niceville, FL

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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

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

The University of Tennessee-Martin

The University of Tennessee, based in Martin, is a public university and part of the UT system. UT Martin operates six satellite campuses and one experimental farm. UTM offers dual-enrollment opportunities for qualified high school students who want...

“…With the small class sizes, it is very easy to create a relationship with our professors. I have been able to talk to all of my professors and found that it is best to visit them in office hours. This will show them that you are interested in the...” – Adrian from Henning, TN

Rose State College is a public, 2-year institution established in Midwest City, Oklahoma, seven miles from downtown. The campus features a number of recently renovated facilities, such as the Aquatics Center, the H.B. Atkinson Theatre, and the newly...

“…The professors are great. They actually care about you and your grades. The reason I believe I learn a lot is because those teachers have a passion to actually teach you something. I love how much I've learned in the short time I've been here!” – Mathew from Mcloud, OK

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...

“…A tip for prospective students would be, to pick up your books before your course/courses start. If you wait til class starts it could be a long wait in the check out line for your books.” – My 2nd Semester from Council Bluffs, IA

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

“…I have found that as long as you put the effort into showing up for class and listening it is almost impossible to not take away information that you can use for the rest of your life. Many of the professors are just as good as those you would find...” – Kaitlyn from Rockton, IL

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

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

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Originally founded as a men’s college, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution in southeast Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is home to a residential liberal arts college granting undergraduate degrees in 59...

“…I absolutely love the campus! It is small, yet organized so that I will be able to know where I am going once I get there. I can't wait to be there!” – Elsa from Stewartville, MN

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

“…NECC was a great experience. The campus is smaller than most. The size of NECC is a plus when considering the amount of students in each class at a regular university. If you're concerned about $$, the cost was pretty resonable compared to other...” – Brittany from Jackson, NE

Germanna Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Virginia. GCC classifies its academic programs in seven different clusters of interrelated courses called pathways. The Gladys P. Todd Academy at Germanna aides underserved students...

“…The professors were generally pretty good. They all knew their subjects fairly well and really wanted to help students improve themselves. I ran into a few bad apples but they're few and far between. ” – Brittany from Whiteman Air Force Base, MO

Carson-Newman University

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

“…Carson-Newman's small class size give me the opportunity to have one on one conversations and help from my professors. If you don't get the concept the first time around, the professors don't mind if you ask questions during a lecture. In class we...” – Kathryn from Kodak, TN

Pasco-Hernando State College is a public institution consisting of five campuses located in Florida’s Pasco and Hernando counties. The college exhibits a lively student body, hosting over 500 student events every year that range from snack gatherings...

“…The staff and professors are extremely welcoming and always willing to help. The Spring Hill campus is a tight knit family who participates in all activities. I would definitely recommend this college to everyone.” – Tiffany from Spring Hill, FL

Spalding University

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

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

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution based in Portland, OR, that operates two hospitals. The university is dedicated to research and training health professionals. OHSU is credited with developing stem cells from skin cells,...

“…They are a very difficult school to get into, so the school will expect you to have your act together. They have very good customer service and are very willing to answer questions. It's best to try and get your information and then go to them with...” – Kyza from Colton, OR

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford is a 4-year public school in northern Pennsylvania and a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh system. Pitt-Bradford offers undergraduate degrees in 43 academic majors. In addition to classroom...

“…All of my teachers have been fantastic so far. The professors have been pushing me to learn the most that I can, while still trying to make sure that I succeed. ” – Lia from Philadelphia, PA

Alvin Community College

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

“…Alvin Community College is an ideal source for continuing your education! It has excellent professors who care and want you to succeed in life and with your education. If you live in or around Alvin, Texas, Alvin Community College is a wise first...” – Vera from Dickinson, TX

Hutchinson Community College

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

“…Well worth the money. Everyone on campus is extremely nice. We have the best junior men's college basketball team in the nation. ” – Dalton from Hutchinson, KS

Cardinal Stritch University is a 4-year private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. While the school’s focus is on its Catholic foundations, it also offers a wide variety of courses in traditional subjects such as...

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

“…Many of the professors are very helpful and knowledgeable. ” – Matthew from Mckinleyville, CA

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

“…The teachers at Lorain are very helpful when it comes to helping you learn the material that you are covering and will take time out of their schedule to meet with you and go over said material.” – Brandon from Bay Village, OH

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

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

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

“…The Administration office is a bit of a mess. However, the classes are wonderful. I cannot express enough how engaging and thorough my teachers have been. ” – Bianca from Fremont, MI

Texas A & M International University

The Texas A&M International University is a public, 4-year institution established in Laredo county. Due in part to the college’s location near the Mexican border, TAMIU highly values its status as a multicultural and multilingual academic community....

“…The school is on a beautiful campus that is very well maintained. The classes are strict and expect a lot from the students so the students can succeed down the road. The faculty takes care of the students and the school is a great atmosphere.” – Nelson from Austin, TX

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic school in Baltimore and the only women’s college in the state. Notre Dame is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Nursing conferring...

“…I am so happy to call NDMU my home during the school year. I could not be happier with my decision to go here! The staff and faculty care so much for the students and I live it! ” – Rebecca from Crofton, MD

Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College is a private not-for-profit college based in the rural town of Columbia, Kentucky, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Lindsey Wilson established the R.V. Bennett Honors Program to provide more challenge for students...

“…The classes are small sized, so professors really get to know you and make an effort to help you in every aspect of your learning. There are multiple on-campus resources to help you, including an Academic Success Center, Writing Center, and multiple...” – Natalie from Lancaster, KY

Thomas Nelson Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Hampton and Williamsburg, Virginia. TNCC offers over 100 academic and career-oriented programs, awarding associate’s degrees and certificates for college...

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a private, Christian institution established in Nashville, Tennessee. All incoming students are required to take the Life, Calling, and Purpose course, which includes an optional 3-day trek through the wilderness. In...

“…I love the way Trevecca challenges me emotionally and spiritually. The CAF food is so-so most days; stick with the Hub if you want to be safe. The campus is beautiful; so many places to relax.” – Laura from Franklin, TN

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Situated on a hill overlooking its surrounding community and the Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BloomU is home to colleges of...

“…There are many opportunities to learn at Bloomsburg University. Classes pertaining to your major tend to be more interesting than the general education classes. I am a nursing student, and it seems that every nursing related class has an enormous...” – Sarah from Halifax, PA

The College of Southern Maryland is a 2-year community college located in the town of La Plata, near the Potomac River. To ease the transition from high school, CSMD provides a First Year Experience program to help incoming students adapt to campus...

“…The teachers I have had so far are very professional, and definitely know their stuff. I am getting my associates degree here. I know I will be very well-prepared for my future career.” – Sarah from Waldorf, MD

Aims Community College

Aims Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses throughout northern Colorado in Greeley, Windsor, Fort Lupton, and Loveland. ACC features a number of services dedicated to student success, such as the Writer’s Community, the...

“…aims community college is a great school. The teachers are always so willing to help me succeed in class and explain things to me if i dont understand. The advisor are always there when you need them, even if you dont have a set up time to meet with...” – nancy from GREELEY, CA

William Jewell College

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

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

The University of Saint Joseph is a private Roman Catholic institution that focuses on Christian values. The 90-acre campus features a ministry, an athletic center, an interdisciplinary writing center, a center for student research, eight science...

“…Every week, each class would introduce new and comprehendable material which is fun and educational. Most classes are discussion based and open to free speech as long as it is on topic. It also teaches you life skills ouside of the classrooms such as...” – TC from New Haven, CT

California State University-Channel Islands

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

“…CSUCI is an amazingly beautiful school. It is a smaller school but big enough to walk around and find many places. It is remote but 10 minutes from the beach and shopping outlets.” – Sara from North Hollywood, CA

Located a short distance from both the Green Mountains and the nearby town of Bennington, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education rooted in the principles of social responsibility and environmental protection. Every first year...

“…Southern Vermont College is a small campus that serves different purposes; the purposes that SVC serves are making sure students graduate, get help in all areas needed and show students to be responsible. This college has a lot of majors to offer and...” – Angelina from BROOKLYN, NY

North Idaho College

North Idaho College is a two-year community college based in Coeur d’Alene, ID. NIC offers transfer degrees, professional and technical certifications, and associate degrees. Many students choose to study communications, computer programming, or...

“…I have really appreciated NIC especially because it is smaller, so you actually can get to know teachers and get the help that you need. I have gone in to ask teachers to explain a concept to me, and they have been very helpful in answering my...” – Susanna from the Coeur d' Alene area

Franklin University

Franklin University is a private, 4-year institution established in Columbus, Ohio. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains regional locations in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. The vast majority of students attending...

“…The professors did a great job teaching the material and adapting the curriculum to reflect upcoming changes to the various career fields (e.g., health care reform laws and their impact on management in healthcare).” – Hanna from Superior, WI

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

“…I am in the Nursing Program and it is a great program to get your RN and a very high pass rate for the NCLEX! It does take a lot of your time, but is well worth it.” – Victoria from Clovis, NM

Itawamba Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Mississippi, with three campuses in Fulton, Belden, and Tupelo. Classes at ICC are provided during daytime, evening, and on the weekends in order to suit any...

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

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

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

“…The staff is super helpful there. The campus atmosphere is really calm and the campus itself is really convenient. Great school! ” – Sadaf from Gastonia, NC

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

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

“…This was the best choice I could have made. The teachers are very understanding and negotiable. They provide their personal contacts and allow one-on-one time with every student upon request. Even though they provide specific office hours, they are...” – Bryanna from Trenton, SC

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

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

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

“…The professors are very knowledgeable of the subjects they teach. One professor I must explicitly note is Dr. Paul Belasky, who taught GEOG-104. Just in that one semester, I learned so much about what was going on outside of my country, and now I...” – Adrian from Oakland, CA

Gwinnett Technical College

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

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Kapiolani Community College

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

“…Very international student friendly. Very diverged. The best community college in Hawaii” – Ian from Honolulu, HI

Midland University

Midland University is a private, 4-year institution located in Fremont, Nebraska, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Offering 30 academic areas to major in, MU maintains a 4-year Graduation Guarantee that’s available to...

“…I have found Midland University to be a very welcoming campus. Midland offers great opportunities, the class sizes are small, and the teachers are willing to assist students on a one on one basis. With hard work I will be able to receive my BSN in...” – Brittnee from Aurora, CO

Casper College

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

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

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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

“…I am a first semester sophomore and I have learned a lot in the past year and a half. Being in a University allows me to learn a lot more in all areas and subjects. I am learning new information and I see how each subject intertwines with each...” – sarah from Milwaukee, WI

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

Greenville Technical College

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

“…Great option to save money and transfer later. College for real people. Great career options if not transferring out to four year college.” – Melinda from Greenville, SC

Sul Ross State University

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

“…Sul Ross is a great University where I feel very comfortable. The professors are very helpful and there is no other university I would transfer to at this time. Sul Ross State offers me the classes I want and I have made the Deans list and I intend...” – Kali from Alpine, TX

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

“…All of my teachers are extremely helpful. Because of the small class sizes, the instructors are always able to answer any question.” – Taylor from New Tazewell, TN

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

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

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public institution and historically black university. It is a land-grant research university and member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. UAPB operates Research and Extension offices around the state...

“…if you make good friends and get active, you will have some of the best memories here!!!” – Erica from Little Rock, AR

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

The West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a STEM school and a campus of WVU in southern West Virginia. WVU Tech offers bachelor’s degrees in 34 scientific and technological majors. In addition to classroom facilities, the WVU Tech...

“…If you are interested for learning more than partying, then this school is the right place. Between the low Student-to-teacher Ratios (average about 15:1) and the low student population, The professors here willingly give 1-on-1 during office hours...” – Casey from High View, WV

University of Mount Union

Founded in 1846, the University of Mount Union is a private institution based in Alliance, Ohio. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university campus is home to a bird observatory, learning center, and hiking trails. All students...

“…Because of the smaller class sizes, the professors can work with you more personally if one were to need the attention.” – Kyle from Akron, OH

Finlandia University

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

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

Victor Valley College

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

“…Victor Valley College is one of the colleges in the High Desert that continues to thrive in excellence with the quality of education. The staff makes sure that the students are their number one priority and the students are abiding with the campus...” – Rosemarie from Apple Valley, CA

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

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

Chemeketa Community College

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

“…I am going for my Early Childhood program and love every class that I have to take. The Instructors are GREAT!” – Ashley from Amity, OR

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

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

Los Angeles Valley College

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

Erie Community College

Erie Community College is a 2-year community college and part of the State University of New York system. ECC confers degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study. Seven degrees and one certificate are offered entirely online while eight more...

“…ECC is a large community college with good class sizes. I feel I can learn better here than at a university. The programs are endless and even traveling to other campuses is simple.” – Ana from Buffalo, NY

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

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

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

“…The main downfall would be the Welcome Center's staff...rude. Overall, the school is really impressive to be a community college. As long as you choose your professors correctly, your experience can be amazing! ” – Candice from Detroit, MI

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

“…I like that GCC is a small school. It guarantees that the professors have enough time to get to know you and your needs.” – Danielle from Basom, NY

Southwest Minnesota State University

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

“…There are so many classes at SMSU that weren't offered in high school. I'm really excited to take so many courses. But I can't fit them all into my schedule. The professors are easy to understand and are great about answering questions. ” – Angela from Detroit Lakes, MN

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University is a private, Catholic institution with campuses in Lower Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia, and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The university offers an E-STEM program that provides STEM students with a learning community, networking...

“…I am learning a lot pertaining my major. The teachers are well educated and know what they are talking about. Some are easier than other, but I believe that all depends on the content that is being taught and that the students are trying to learn.” – Current Student

University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands is a public, historically black institution established on the scenic islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The college offers over 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in variety of areas of...

“…The classes are not large so it is quite easy to establish a good relationship with your professor educationally speaking. The professors I have had so far are very knowledgeable in their subjects.” – Cherea from Christiansted, VI

Westminster College (UT)

Westminster College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 32-acre campus is just 10 minutes from the downtown business district and features five undergraduate colleges, as well as four graduate institutions....

“…Westminster College is a very challenging school. I feel like I am learning so much more than I would be in a larger school because I am able to interact with other students and professors both during and after classes. All of the professors have...” – Karen from West Jordan, UT

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

“…I like Trident for my college of choice because it has a high rate of jo placements and it is a credited college.” – Angela from N Charleston, SC

Illinois Central College

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

“…Definitely a wake up call from High School; prepare yourself . Your not in High School anymore.” – Vanessa from Peoria, IL

Yuba College
Marysville, CA

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

Howard College

Howard College is a 2-year community college based in Big Spring, Texas, with an open admissions policy. Howard offers a LEADS program to gain more hands-on experience outside of the classroom and also partners with more than a dozen 4-year...

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

“…I was a student at Northwestern for my Freshman and Sophomore years... and I would say that those two years were the best and most challenging years of my life. My professors were interesting, lively, deeply caring, and extremely intelligent and...” – Jamiella

Virginia Western Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties from its campus in Roanoke. VWCC is home to 11 academic departments offering degree and certificate-granting programs as well as a Personal Enrichment and Community...

“…Low price. Guaranteed admission to almost all Virginia schools. Easy going environment.” – David from Vinton, VA

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

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

University of Houston-Victoria is a state-funded institution and part of the U of H system. The school operates a satellite location in a suburb of Houston, Katy. UHV offers a Degree in Three program where students can graduate one year earlier in...

“…UHV is a great college pretty much for anyone because it is low cost, has flexible schedules, and professors who will do anything to help you. The dorms were okay, but this past year they really improved and their cafeteria has really great food....” – Devin from Victoria, TX

Baton Rouge Community College

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

“…I love Baton Rouge Community College because it is the perfect step in between transferring from high school to a university. It is also a great school for business degress and technical jobs. I would say this school is a great stepping stone...” – Heather from Baton Rouge, LA

Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution established in the city of Senatobia. Northwest serves a population of over 7,000 students, and offers academic pathways to each of the public, four-year institutions within...

“…I love this campus! All of the teachers are great and extremely helpful. It is a well structured and very nice campus.” – Ashley from Oxford, MS

Trinity Washington University

Trinity Washington University is a private, 4-year institution established in Washington, DC. Trinity is primarily a women’s college, although men are now accepted into the college’s schools of Education and Professional Studies. Trinity campus...

“…Trinity is definitely a hidden gem. Trinity is a melting pot of cultures Trinity is overall a great platform for those looking to expand themselves academically, socially, and mentally.” – PM14 from Washington, DC

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Milwaukee. WLC offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, which feature small class sizes, one-on-one mentoring with faculty, and a Christian learning...

“…This small school has all I want. Personalized help with classes, majors and life on campus is always available. Private schools can be expensive, but financial aid is always a big help in finding grants and scholarships.” – Rebekah from Brookfield, WI

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

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

Madison Area Technical College

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

“…This school offers a several different programs. They have a great support structure. They even offer a free health club and clinic to registered students.” – Kecha from Fitchburg, WI

Franciscan University of Steubenville

The Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private institution based in Steubenville, Ohio, and affiliated with the Catholic church. The school is home to Christ the King Chapel where students can attend daily mass, weekly vespers, confessions...

“…As stated before, this school not only challenges you A LOT, but you also grow spiritually which to me is more than equally important. It's about priorities. If Jesus is your priority, don't even question wether you should come here if you have the...” – Lia from Kearny, NJ