TYPES OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Here you can read about the different types of colleges and universities in the United States. Many may be right near to where you live and some you may never had heard of or didn’t realize what type of institutions they are.
Community Colleges are primarily two-year public institutions that provide education towards associate degrees, college transfer credits, and vocational workforce training programs.
Public & Land-Grant Universities are public institutions funded by the Morrill Acts to provide education on federally granted land to states in agriculture, science, military science, and engineering.
The Council of Independent Colleges is composed of nearly 700 liberal arts colleges and universities and over 80 higher education affiliates and institutions. Collectively, these organizations work to advance college and university structures while maintaining education that is compelling and rigorous.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents state colleges and universities in the United States. State colleges and universities are institutions publicly funded by state government.
HBCU- Historically Black Colleges and Universities are institutions that were established before 1964 to primarily serve the African American population.
HSI- Hispanic Serving Institutions are focused on assisting first generation and low income Hispanic students.
Tribal Colleges and Universities are institutions operated and controlled by Native American Indian tribes.