An American degree is considered prestigious and is recognised worldwide, both in education field and the corporate sector. Higher education in the US is well-researched, well-structured, professionally managed and well funded.
US universities and institutions keep themselves abreast of all developments in all sectors, be it technology, marketing, e-commerce, aviation or nanotechnology. After conducting thorough research, they, then, go on to offer them as special courses for the students to specialize in.
U.S. universities and institutions offer a variety of courses beginning from the UG level up to the Ph.D level with specialized focus on areas such as robotics, automation, oil and gas, cyber security, user interface design, management, geospatial technology, and so on. The program coursework includes both theoretical and hands-on training, with possibilities of doing R&D from the UG level itself. US universities encourage their students to work on university financed R&D projects in various streams. This is, perhaps, why US universities stand out from among the global destinations for higher education.
Types of Higher Education Institutes
State Colleges and Universities
A state college or university is supported and operated by a state or local government. Each of the 50 U.S. states operates at least one state university and several state colleges. Many of these public universities have the name of the state or the word ‘State’ as part of their name. For example, Ohio State University, University of Michigan.
Private Colleges and Universities
These institutions and colleges are privately run. The tuition fee charged by them is usually higher than that charged by state-run universities. Often, private universities and colleges do not have as big a campus or as many facilities when compared with the state-run ones.
Community colleges are two-year colleges that award an associate’s degree as well as diploma courses. The credits earned by the graduates of community colleges can be utilized by them when they pursue four-year degree programs from institutions or universities to get exemptions.
Institutes of Technology
An institute of technology is a college that provides at least four years of study in science and technology. Some have graduate programs, while others offer short-term courses in engineering and science.
Liberal Arts Colleges
Liberal arts degrees are most commonly offered in the US. There are hundreds of dedicated liberal arts colleges and universities in the US, with many offering a liberal arts program alongside other options.
There are now many programs that fall within the broad range of the category. A typical liberal arts degree program is interdisciplinary, covering topics from humanities, social, natural and formal sciences. Although the topics covered in liberal arts degree programs vary from institution to institution, they are generally accepted as covering the following fields:
Humanities: art, literature, linguistics, philosophy, religion, ethics, modern foreign languages, music, theater, speech, classical languages/linguistic programs (comparative English/Latin/Greek), etc.
Social sciences: history, psychology, law, sociology, politics, gender studies, anthropology, economics, geography, business informatics, etc.
Formal sciences: mathematics, logic, statistics, etc.
Skills Gained from a Liberal Arts Degree
Analytical, evaluative, critical and creative thinking skills
Effective communication skills
Ability to learn and come up with new ideas
Data analysis skills
Critical reading skills
Effective research skills
Organizational, time management and coordination skills
Ethical decision-making skills
Team management and team play
Self-confidence, self-understanding and self-motivational skills
Linguistic skills and cross-cultural knowledge
Liberal arts institutions of the US are often enjoy lot of repute in the world, hold the best global ranks, and are known even for customizing course combinations to meet students’ requirements.
Popular Courses in the US
Aeronautics and aviation
The Ivy League colleges
The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. While the term was in use as early as 1933, it only became official after the formation of the NCAA Division I athletic conference in 1954.
Ivy League institutions are generally viewed as some of the most prestigious institutions, and are ranked among the best universities worldwide. These are almost always the first choice of students worldwide when applying to US universities.
Few Popular Universities in the US
Harvard University, Massachusetts
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Caltech, Pasadena, California
NYU, New York City
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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