Types of Colleges and Universities

Before you decide what school you are interested in attending, it is a good idea to know what types of colleges and universities there are.  In this section, we’ll talk about the different types and what each can offer you!  Hopefully you will walk away with a better understanding of the types of colleges that are out there so you will be better equipped to make a decision on which to attend!

State Universities

State universities offer their students a great opportunity in a couple different ways, provided that you reside in the state of that school! First, you get a bit of a break on tuition if you live in the same state as that college, and where it's located. This is largely due to the money that the college or university receives from the state and it's educational fund...

Community & Junior

Community and Junior Colleges are essentially the same thing. They are small colleges that offer 2 year degrees, otherwise known as an Associate Degrees. In addition to offering a 2 year Associate Degree, most Community and Junior colleges also offer specialty programs, adult learning courses, and also serve as community centers...

Public Vs. Private Colleges

While researching colleges and shopping around for the best "fit" for you as a student, you may have come across public and private colleges. Now, you're wonderng what the difference is between the two and if there are any advantages? Let's take a quick look at Public vs. Private colleges...

Trade & Technical Colleges

Trade & Technical colleges offer students a more hands on approach to learning that generally translates to a career in the Industrial Technology field. Careers such as auto mechanics, residential and commercial construction, and some types of engineering are just a few examples....

Online Colleges

Online colleges are still pretty new in the grand scheme of things. Founded around 1996, online colleges are classified as "Distance Learning" or "Distance Education" which can be loosly described as learning without being physically "on site", or in a classroom...