Different Types of Colleges in USA


If you’re planning to study in U.S. you have a number of choices when it comes to picking your school. There are many types of colleges and universities each having its own mission and purpose within American education.  In USA their are six types of Institutions. Below are the details of all the types  of Institutions in USA.

Online Institution: Online Institution is an institution where classes & coaching programs are done via the internet or through webminars. Schools include Kaplan University, Strayer University & University of Phoenix. These Colleges in general are more career focused for their students. They receive only a portion of their revenue generated  through  student’s tuition fees and other revenue through fees paid by government and state education aid programs.

Campus Institution: Campus Institutions offer both online and campus location for the students to take an education. Campus Institution like University of Massachusetts Lowell ( UMass) . UMass – Lowell is ranked as a National Tier 1University by U.S. News and World Report.

Community College: A smaller local campus college offering Associates and possible Bachelors, degrees which is funded by tax revenues from the state or locality in which it is located like SUNY Broome Community College New York, SUNY Erie Community College, SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College New York, Hudson Valley Community College New York, Jamestown Community College New York.

State College: A State-funded institution with a campus location which is funded by tax revenues from the state in which it is located like Palm Beach State College, Alfred State College New York (Technology College), Farmingdale State College New York, Morrisville State College New York.

State University: A State – funded institution with a campus location which is funded by tax revenues from the state in which it is located like University of Albany, The State University of New York. (The Public Research University), Kent State University,Kent, Ohio, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, University at Albany, The State University of New York Washington Ave: Albany (SUNY Albany)

Private Colleges:  Privately funded Colleges with a campus location which does not accept state tax funds but is funded by private donations, endowments and student’s tuition like Upper Iowa University, Washington (Private), City University of Seattle, Washington (Private).

In USA you can refer the info graphics given below. For more information about the Institutions refer to the image below:different-types-of-colleges