Top 25 Colleges In The West 2018 The top three western schools in FORBES’ America’s Top Colleges ranking 2018 are Stanford, the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and the University of California, Berkeley. PALO ALTO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of the Stanford University campus including Hoover Tower before a NCAA […]
Profile University of Miami is a medium-sized, private, nonsectarian research university with its main campus in Coral Gables, FL. The 239-acre campus houses two colleges and seven schools that offer more than 180 majors. Its 18-acre marine school campus, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and […]
Specialized-mission colleges Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) focus on educating African American students. Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) are colleges where at least 25 percent of the full-time undergraduate students are Hispanic. HBCUs and HSIs may offer programs, services and activities targeted to the underrepresented students they serve.
Community colleges Community colleges offer two-year associate degrees that prepare you to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. They also offer other associate degrees and certificates that focus on preparing you for a certain career. Community colleges are often an affordable option with relatively low tuition
Vocational-technical and career collegesVocational-technical and career colleges offer specialized training in a particular industry or career. Possible programs of study include the culinary arts, firefighting, dental hygiene and medical-records technology. These colleges usually offer certificates or associate degrees.
Universities Universities often are larger and offer more majors and degree options—bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees—than colleges. Most universities contain several smaller colleges, such as colleges of liberal arts, engineering or health sciences. These colleges can prepare you for a variety of careers or for graduate study.
Liberal arts colleges These colleges offer a broad base of courses in the liberal arts, which includes areas such as literature, history, languages, mathematics and life sciences. Most are private and offer four-year programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree. These colleges can prepare you for a variety of careers or for graduate study.