List of Universities in United States- Full colleges

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  • Alabama A&M University (Alabama A&M)
  • Alabama State University (Alabama State)
  • Athens State University
  • Auburn University system
    • Auburn University (Auburn) (Auburn – flagship/main campus)
    • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Troy University
  • University of Alabama System
    • University of Alabama (Alabama) (Tuscaloosa – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
    • University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama (UNA)
  • University of South Alabama (USA)
  • University of West Alabama (UWA)


  • University of Alaska System
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) (Fairbanks – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
    • University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)


  • Arizona Board of Regents
    • Arizona State University (ASU)
    • Northern Arizona University (NAU)
    • University of Arizona


  • University of Arkansas System
    • University of Arkansas (Arkansas) (Fayetteville – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Arkansas–Fort Smith
    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • University of Arkansas at Monticello
    • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Arkansas State University System
    • Arkansas State University
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • University of Central Arkansas (UCA, Central Arkansas)
  • Henderson State University
  • Southern Arkansas University (SAU)


  • University of California system
    • University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
    • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
    • University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • University of California, Merced (UC Merced)
    • University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside)
    • University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)
    • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
    • University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
    • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (law school; administered separately from the other UC campuses)
  • California State University system
    • California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)
    • California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI or CI)
    • California State University, Chico (Chico State)
    • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
    • California State University, East Bay (CSUEB)
    • California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)
    • California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CSUF, Cal State Fullerton)
    • Humboldt State University (HSU)
    • California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State or Cal State Long Beach)
    • California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)
    • California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime, The Academy)
    • California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
    • California State University, Northridge (CSUN, pronounced “C Sun”, Cal State Northridge)
    • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
    • California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State)
    • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
    • San Diego State University (SDSU, San Diego State)
    • San Francisco State University (SFSU)
    • San Jose State University (SJSU, San Jose State)
    • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly SLO)
    • California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
    • Sonoma State University (SSU)
    • California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State)


  • Adams State University
  • University of Colorado system
    • University of Colorado Boulder (Colorado or CU) (Boulder – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CU-Colorado Springs)
    • University of Colorado Denver (CU-Denver)
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University System
    • Colorado State University (Colorado State) (Fort Collins – flagship/main campus)
    • Colorado State University–Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo)
    • Colorado State University–Global Campus (CSU–Global) – online only
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western Colorado University (Western)


  • Charter Oak State College (COSC)
  • Connecticut State University System
    • Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
    • Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU)
    • Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
    • Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)
  • University of Connecticut


  • University of Delaware (UD)
  • Delaware State University

District of Columbia

  • University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Universities Chartered by Congress (Congressional Charter) are not public state or territorial universities; they are private non-profit universities that do not grant in-state tuition discounts to District of Columbia residents unlike other government-funded state or territorial universities. The United States Federal Government provides tuition grants to District of Columbia residents through the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) towards the difference in price between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges/universities and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. Small amounts of the grant can be used for Washington Metropolitan Area private universities within close proximate of the District.[3]


  • State University System of Florida
    • Florida A&M University (FAMU)
    • Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
    • Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
    • Florida International University (FIU)
    • Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly or FPU)
    • Florida State University (FSU)
    • New College of Florida (New College or NCF)
    • University of Central Florida (UCF)
    • University of Florida (UF)
    • University of North Florida (UNF)
    • University of South Florida System
      • University of South Florida (USF)
      • University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee (USFSM)
      • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP)
    • University of West Florida (UWF)
  • Florida College System (community college system which offers bachelor’s degrees at most of its institutions)
    • Broward College
    • Chipola College
    • College of Central Florida
    • Daytona State College
    • Eastern Florida State College
    • Florida Gateway College
    • Florida SouthWestern State College
    • Florida State College at Jacksonville
    • Gulf Coast State College
    • Indian River State College
    • Lake–Sumter State College
    • Miami Dade College
    • Northwest Florida State College
    • Palm Beach State College
    • Pasco–Hernando State College
    • Pensacola State College
    • Polk State College
    • Santa Fe College
    • Seminole State College of Florida
    • South Florida State College
    • St. Johns River State College
    • St. Petersburg College
    • State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota
    • Tallahassee Community College
    • Valencia College


  • University System of Georgia
    • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Abraham Baldwin)
    • Albany State University
    • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
    • Augusta University (Augusta)
    • Clayton State University
    • College of Coastal Georgia (Coastal)
    • Columbus State University
    • Dalton State College
    • East Georgia State College
    • Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley)
    • Georgia College and State University (Georgia College)
    • Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Georgia Highlands College (Highlands)
    • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
    • Georgia Southern University
    • Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW)
    • Georgia State University (GSU)
    • Gordon State College
    • Kennesaw State University (KSU)
    • Middle Georgia State University
    • Savannah State University
    • South Georgia State College (SGSC)
    • University of Georgia (UGA)
    • University of North Georgia (UNG)
    • University of West Georgia (UWG)
    • Valdosta State University (VSU)


  • University of Guam


  • University of Hawaiʻi System
    • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Hawaii or UH) (Honolulu – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo)
    • University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
    • University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu (UHWO, pronounced “UH WO”)


  • Boise State University (Boise State or BSU)
  • University of Idaho (U of I or UI)
  • Idaho State University (Idaho State or ISU)
  • Lewis–Clark State College


  • Chicago State University (Chicago State)
  • Eastern Illinois University (Eastern Illinois, EIU)
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University (Illinois State, ISU)
  • University of Illinois system
    • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Illinois, U of I, UIUC) (Urbana and Champaign – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
    • University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University (Northern Illinois, NIU)
  • Southern Illinois University system
    • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Southern Illinois, SIU) (Carbondale – flagship/main campus)
    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • Western Illinois University (Western Illinois, WIU)


  • Ball State University
  • Indiana University system
    • Indiana University Bloomington (Indiana or IU) (Bloomington – flagship/main campus)
    • Indiana University East
    • Indiana University Fort Wayne
    • Indiana University Kokomo (IUK)
    • Indiana University Northwest
    • Indiana University South Bend (IUSB)
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
    • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IU appoints chancellor; joint academics with Purdue)
  • Indiana State University
  • Purdue University system
    • Purdue University (West Lafayette – flagship/main campus)
    • Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW)
    • Purdue University Northwest – (2016 Merger of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central)
  • University of Southern Indiana (USI)
  • Vincennes University (VU)


  • University of Iowa (Iowa)
  • Iowa State University (ISU)
  • University of Northern Iowa (UNI)


  • Emporia State University (Emporia State or ESU)
  • Fort Hays State University (FHSU)
  • University of Kansas (Kansas or KU)
  • Kansas State University (K-State or KSU)
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Wichita State University

Note: Washburn University in Topeka is the only remaining municipally chartered university in the United States.


  • Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)
  • University of Kentucky (Kentucky or UK)
  • Kentucky State University
  • University of Louisville (Louisville, U of L, or UL)
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University (NKU)
  • Western Kentucky University (WKU)


  • Louisiana State University System
    • Louisiana State University and A&M College (LSU) (Baton Rouge – flagship/main campus)
    • Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
    • Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSU-Eunice)
    • Louisiana State University of Alexandria (LSU-Alexandria)
    • Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSU-Shreveport)
    • LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
    • LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport
    • Paul M. Hebert Law Center (law school on the main Baton Rouge campus, separate institution)
    • Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • University of Louisiana System
    • Grambling State University (GSU)
    • Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana Tech or La Tech)
    • McNeese State University (MSU)
    • Nicholls State University
    • Northwestern State University (NSULA)
    • Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU)
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette)
    • University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)
    • University of New Orleans (UNO)
  • Southern University System
    • Southern University (Baton Rouge – flagship/main campus)
    • Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
    • Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA)


  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • University of Maine System
    • University of Maine (UMaine or Maine) (Orono – flagship university)
    • University of Maine School of Law
    • University of Maine at Augusta (UMaine Augusta, UM-Augusta, or UMA)
    • University of Maine at Farmington (UMaine Farmington, UM-Farmington, or UMF)
    • University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMaine Fort Kent, UM-Fort Kent, or UMFK)
    • University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias, UM-Machias, or UMM, pronounced “UM M”)
    • University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMaine Presque Isle, UM-Presque Isle, or UMPI, pronounced “UM PI”)
    • University of Southern Maine (Southern Maine or USM)


  • Morgan State University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • University System of Maryland
    • University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland, UMCP, or UMD) (College Park – flagship/main campus)
    • Bowie State University
    • Coppin State University
    • Frostburg State University
    • Salisbury University
    • Towson University (Towson)
    • University of Baltimore (UB)
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore (UM Baltimore or UMB)
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
    • University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
    • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    • University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute


  • University of Massachusetts system
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst (Massachusetts, UMass, UMass Amherst) (Amherst – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)
    • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth)
    • University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell)
    • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • State University system
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Salem State University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy


  • Central Michigan University (CMU)
  • Eastern Michigan University (EMU)
  • Ferris State University (Ferris State)
  • Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley State or GVSU)
  • Lake Superior State University
  • University of Michigan system
    • University of Michigan (Michigan) (Ann Arbor – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Michigan–Dearborn
    • University of Michigan–Flint
  • Michigan State University (Michigan State)
  • Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)
  • Northern Michigan University (NMU)
  • Oakland University (OU)
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Wayne State University (Wayne State or WSU)
  • Western Michigan University (WMU)


  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (Listed below are the state universities. The Minnesota State system also includes the state’s community and technical colleges.)
    • Bemidji State University
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato- flagship campus)
    • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    • Metropolitan State University
    • Southwest Minnesota State University
    • St. Cloud State University
    • Winona State University
  • University of Minnesota system
    • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (U of M or Minnesota) (Minneapolis – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Minnesota Crookston
    • University of Minnesota Duluth
    • University of Minnesota Morris
    • University of Minnesota Rochester


  • Alcorn State University
  • Delta State University (Delta State)
  • Jackson State University (Jackson State)
  • Mississippi State University (Mississippi State)
  • Mississippi University for Women (MUW)
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss or USM)


  • University of Central Missouri (UCM)
  • Harris–Stowe State University
  • Lincoln University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri System
    • University of Missouri (Missouri or Mizzou) (Columbia – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC)
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)
    • University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL)
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Truman State University


  • Montana University System (Listed below are the state universities. The MUS also includes the state’s community, technical, and tribal colleges.)
    • Montana State University System
      • Montana State University (Montana State) (Bozeman – flagship/main campus)
      • Montana State University Billings (Billings)
      • Montana State University–Northern (Havre)
    • University of Montana System
      • University of Montana (Montana) (Missoula – flagship/main campus)
      • Montana Technological University (Montana Tech)
      • University of Montana Western (Dillon)


  • Nebraska State College System
    • Chadron State College
    • Peru State College
    • Wayne State College
  • University of Nebraska system
    • University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Nebraska) (Lincoln – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Nebraska at Kearney
    • University of Nebraska Omaha
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Nevada System of Higher Education
    • University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) (Reno – flagship/main campus)
    • College of Southern Nevada (community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • Great Basin College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers a few bachelor’s degrees)
    • Nevada State College
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
    • Western Nevada College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • Truckee Meadows Community College (Community college located in Northern Reno. Offers a variety of associate degree programs, as well as bachelor’s degrees, which are provided through a partnership with Sierra Nevada College)

New Hampshire[edit]

  • University System of New Hampshire
    • Granite State College
    • Keene State College
    • Plymouth State University
    • University of New Hampshire (UNH) (Durham- flagship/main campus)

New Jersey[edit]

  • The College of New Jersey
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University system
    • Rutgers University–New Brunswick (Rutgers) (New Brunswick and Piscataway – flagship/main campus)
    • Rutgers University–Newark
    • Rutgers University–Camden
  • Stockton University
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey

New Mexico[edit]

  • Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU)
  • University of New Mexico (New Mexico or UNM)
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico State University (NMSU)
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech)
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • Western New Mexico University (WNMU)

New York[edit]

  • State University of New York (SUNY) system
    • University centers
      • The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo, UBuffalo) (Buffalo – flagship/main campus[4])
      • University at Albany (Albany, UAlbany)
      • Binghamton University (Binghamton)
      • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook)
    • Other doctoral-granting institutions
      • Health Science Center Brooklyn
      • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
      • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
      • New York State College of Ceramics (contract college at Alfred University)
      • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (contract college at Cornell University)
      • College of Human Ecology (contract college at Cornell University)
      • College of Veterinary Medicine (contract college at Cornell University)
      • School of Industrial and Labor Relations (contract college at Cornell University)
      • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
      • State University of New York State College of Optometry
    • Comprehensive colleges
      • Buffalo State College
      • Empire State College
      • State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY Brockport)
      • State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)
      • State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia)
      • State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo)
      • State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
      • State University of New York at Old Westbury (SUNY Old Westbury)
      • State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta)
      • State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego)
      • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh)
      • State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam)
      • State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase)
    • Technology colleges
      • Alfred State College
      • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (a SUNY community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, also offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
      • State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton)
      • State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill)
      • State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi)
      • State University of New York at Farmingdale (SUNY Farmingdale)
      • Morrisville State College
      • State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime)
  • City University of New York (CUNY) system
    • Colleges
      • Baruch College
      • Brooklyn College
      • City College of New York
      • College of Staten Island
      • Hunter College
      • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
      • Lehman College
      • Medgar Evers College
      • New York City College of Technology
      • Queens College
      • York College
    • Graduate and professional schools
      • CUNY Graduate Center
      • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
      • CUNY School of Law
      • CUNY School of Medicine
      • CUNY School of Professional Studies
      • CUNY School of Public Health
      • William E. Macaulay Honors College

North Carolina[edit]

  • University of North Carolina system
    • Appalachian State University (Appalachian State or App State)
    • East Carolina University (ECU)
    • Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)
    • Fayetteville State University (FSU)
    • North Carolina A&T State University (North Carolina A&T)
    • North Carolina Central University (North Carolina Central or NCCU)
    • North Carolina State University (North Carolina State, NC State, NCSU)
    • University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville or UNCA)
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill or UNC—flagship/main campus)
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte or Charlotte)
    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC Greensboro or UNCG)
    • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke)
    • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC Wilmington or UNCW)
    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNC School of the Arts)
    • Western Carolina University (WCU)
    • Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)

North Dakota[edit]

  • North Dakota University System (Listed below are the state universities. The NDUS also includes the state’s community colleges.)
    • Bismarck State College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers two bachelor’s degrees)
    • Dickinson State University
    • Mayville State University
    • Minot State University
    • University of North Dakota (UND) (Grand Forks)
    • North Dakota State University (North Dakota State or NDSU)
    • Valley City State University

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

  • Northern Marianas College (community college; offers associate’s degrees, Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and Business Management)


  • University System of Ohio
    • University of Akron (Akron)
    • Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
    • Central State University
    • University of Cincinnati
    • Cleveland State University
    • Kent State University
    • Miami University
    • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • Ohio State University
    • Ohio University
    • Shawnee State University
    • University of Toledo
    • Wright State University
    • Youngstown State University


  • Cameron University
  • University of Central Oklahoma (Central Oklahoma or UCO)
  • East Central University
  • Langston University
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma system
    • University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma) (Norman – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center
    • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Oklahoma State University System
    • Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (Oklahoma State) (Stillwater – flagship/main campus)
    • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
    • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
    • Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City
    • Oklahoma State University–Tulsa
  • Rogers State University
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University


  • University of Oregon (Oregon or UO)
  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Oregon State University (Oregon State or OSU)
  • Portland State University (Portland State or PSU)
  • Eastern Oregon University (EOU)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech or OIT)
  • Southern Oregon University (SOU)
  • Western Oregon University (WOU)


Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PaSSHE)

The 14 universities in PaSSHE are state-owned. They are directly governed by gubernatorial appointees sitting on the PaSSHE Board of Governors. Each university also has an independent Council of Trustees appointed by the Commonwealth’s governor.

  • State-owned universities:
    • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • California University of Pennsylvania
    • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
    • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
    • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
    • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth System of Higher Education

Universities of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education receive public funds and reduce tuition for residents of Pennsylvania. Gubernatorial appointees are always a minority of their respective governing boards.

  • State-related institutions:
    • Lincoln University
    • Pennsylvania State University system
      • Penn State University Park (Penn State or PSU) (State College – flagship/main campus)
      • Penn State Abington (PSU-Abingdon)
      • Penn State Altoona (PSU-Altoona)
      • Penn State Berks (PSU-Berks)
      • Penn State Beaver (PSU-Beaver)
      • Penn State Brandywine (PSU-Brandywine)
      • Penn State College of Medicine
      • Penn State Dickinson Law
      • Penn State DuBois (PSU-DuBois)
      • Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (PSU-Erie or Behrend)
      • Penn State Fayette (PSU-Fayette)
      • Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
      • Penn State Greater Allegheny (PSU-Greater Allegheny)
      • Penn State Harrisburg (PSU-Harrisburg)
      • Penn State Hazleton (PSU-Hazleton)
      • Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-Lehigh Valley)
      • Penn State Mont Alto (PSU-Mont Alto)
      • Penn State New Kensington (PSU-New Kensington)
      • Penn State Schuylkill (PSU-Schuylkill)
      • Penn State Scranton (PSU-Scranton)
      • Penn State Shenango (PSU-Shenango)
      • Penn State Wilkes-Barre (PSU-Wilkes-Barre)
      • Penn State World Campus
      • Penn State York (PSU-York)
    • Temple University system
      • Temple University (Temple or TU)
      • Temple University Ambler (TU-Ambler)
    • University of Pittsburgh system
      • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh or Pitt)
      • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
      • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
      • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
      • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Puerto Rico[edit]

  • University of Puerto Rico system
    • University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras (UPR-RP) (Rio Piedras – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAG)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón (UPRB)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Carolina (UPRC)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR-Cayey)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Ponce (UPRP)
    • University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU)
    • University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-CM)
  • Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico
  • Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

Rhode Island[edit]

  • Rhode Island College (RIC)
  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina[edit]

  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University (Coastal Carolina or CCU)
  • College of Charleston (Charleston or CofC)
  • Francis Marion University
  • Lander University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina System
    • University of South Carolina (Carolina, USC, or SCar) (Columbia – flagship/main campus)
    • University of South Carolina Aiken (USC-Aiken)
    • University of South Carolina Beaufort (USC-Beaufort)
    • University of South Carolina Lancaster (USC-Lancaster)
    • University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (USC-Salkehatchie)
    • University of South Carolina Sumter (USC-Sumter)
    • University of South Carolina Union (USC-Union)
    • University of South Carolina Upstate (USC-Upstate or Upstate)
  • South Carolina State University (SCSU)
  • Winthrop University (WU)

South Dakota[edit]

  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University
  • Northern State University
  • University of South Dakota (South Dakota or USD)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (South Dakota School of Mines, South Dakota Tech, or SDSM&T, pronounced “SDSM and T”)
  • South Dakota State University (South Dakota State)


  • Austin Peay State University (Austin Peay or APSU)
  • East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
  • Tennessee State University (TSU)
  • Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech or TTU)
  • University of Memphis (U of M) (Memphis – flagship/main campus)
  • University of Tennessee System (UT, UTC, and UT Martin are primary campuses of the UT System, whereas the UTHSC and the Space Institute are two other educational campuses.)
    • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville, UTK, or UT) (Knoxville – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UT Chattanooga or UTC)
    • University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin)
    • University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC or UT Medical School) (Memphis)
    • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UT Space Institute) (Tullahoma)


  • University of Houston System
    • University of Houston
    • University of Houston–Clear Lake
    • University of Houston–Downtown
    • University of Houston–Victoria
  • Midwestern State University
  • University of North Texas System
    • University of North Texas (Denton- flagship/main campus)
    • University of North Texas at Dallas
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • The University of Texas System
    • Academic institutions
      • The University of Texas at Arlington
      • The University of Texas at Austin (Austin- flagship/main campus)
      • The University of Texas at Dallas
      • The University of Texas at El Paso
      • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
      • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
      • The University of Texas at Tyler
    • Health institutions
      • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
      • University of Texas Medical Branch
      • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
      • University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
  • Texas A&M University System
    • Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) (College Station, Galveston, Doha- flagship/main campus)
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • Tarleton State University
    • Texas A&M International University
    • Texas A&M University–Central Texas
    • Texas A&M University–Commerce
    • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
    • Texas A&M University–Kingsville
    • Texas A&M University–San Antonio
    • Texas A&M University–Texarkana
    • West Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University System
    • Lamar University
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Sul Ross State University
    • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University System
    • Angelo State University
    • Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) (Lubbock- flagship/main campus)
  • Texas Woman’s University


  • Utah System of Higher Education
    • Dixie State University (Dixie State)
    • Snow College (community college; in addition to associate degrees, offers a few bachelor’s degrees)
    • Southern Utah University (Southern Utah or SUU)
    • University of Utah (Utah, U of U, or UU)
    • Utah State University (Utah State or USU)
    • Utah Valley University (Utah Valley or UVU)
    • Weber State University (Weber State)


  • Vermont State Colleges (Listed below are the state universities. The VSC also includes the state’s community college.)
    • Castleton University (Castleton State or Castleton)
    • Northern Vermont University
    • University of Vermont (UVM)
    • Vermont Technical College (Vermont Tech)


  • Christopher Newport University (CNU)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
  • George Mason University (George Mason, GMU, or Mason)
  • James Madison University (JMU or James Madison)
  • Longwood University
  • University of Mary Washington (Mary Washington, Mary Wash, or UMW)
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University (Old Dominion or ODU)
  • Radford University
  • University of Virginia (UVA)
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA at Wise or UVA-Wise)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech or VT)
  • Virginia State University (VSU)
  • The College of William & Mary (William and Mary, W&M)

Virgin Islands[edit]

  • University of the Virgin Islands system
    • University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix campus (UVI-St. Croix)
    • University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas campus (UVI-St. Thomas)


  • Central Washington University (CWU)
  • Eastern Washington University (EWU)
  • Evergreen State College
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University (WWU)

West Virginia[edit]

  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Glenville State College
  • Marshall University
  • Shepherd University
  • West Liberty University
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • West Virginia University system
    • West Virginia University (WVU) (Morgantown – flagship/main campus)
    • Potomac State College of West Virginia University (Potomac State College or Potomac State) (community college; in addition to associate’s degrees, offers a bachelor’s degree program)
    • West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech or West Virginia Tech)
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia State University (WVSU)


  • University of Wisconsin System
    • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Wisconsin) (Madison – flagship/main campus)
    • University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
    • University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
    • University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
    • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
    • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
    • University of Wisconsin–Platteville
    • University of Wisconsin–River Falls
    • University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
    • University of Wisconsin–Stout
    • University of Wisconsin–Superior
    • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater


  • University of Wyoming
Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Distance Learning

A & W Healthcare Educators

New Orleans LA N/A Vocational N/A No

A T Still University of Health Sciences

Kirksville MO N/A 4 year N/A Yes

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Harlem MT $8,982 2 year 41.67% No

Aaron’s Academy of Beauty

Waldorf MD N/A Vocational 87.5% No

ABC Beauty Academy

Garland TX N/A Vocational 37.5% No

ABC Beauty College Inc

Arkadelphia AR N/A Vocational 50% No

Abcott Institute

Southfield MI N/A Vocational 78.33% No

Abdill Career College Inc

Medford OR N/A Vocational N/A No

Abilene Christian University

Abilene TX N/A 4 year 75.15% Yes

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

Willow Grove PA N/A 2 year N/A No

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tifton GA $6,654 4 year 59.46% Yes

Academia Serrant Inc

Ponce PR N/A Vocational 78.89% No

Academy College

Minneapolis MN N/A 4 year N/A Yes

Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology

Wallingford CT N/A Vocational 85.71% No

Academy di Firenze

Jerome ID N/A 2 year 87.5% No

Academy for Careers and Technology

Mullins SC $7,350 Vocational 62.5% No

Academy for Five Element Acupuncture

Gainesville FL N/A 4 year N/A No

Academy for Jewish Religion-California

Los Angeles CA N/A 4 year N/A No

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

West Palm Beach FL N/A 2 year 86.36% Yes

Academy for Salon Professionals

Santa Clara CA N/A Vocational 82.86% No

Academy for Salon Professionals

Canoga Park CA N/A Vocational 90.91% No

Academy of Art University

San Francisco CA N/A 4 year 76.44% Yes

Academy of Career Training

Kissimmee FL N/A Vocational 85.19% No

Academy of Careers and Technology

Beckley WV $7,234 Vocational 81.82% No

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences

Oakland CA N/A 4 year N/A No



Academy of Cosmetology

Bozeman MT N/A 2 year 100% No

Academy of Cosmetology

Merritt Island FL N/A Vocational 80% No

Academy of Cosmetology

Janesville WI N/A 2 year 96.97% No

Academy of Cosmetology

Richland WA N/A Vocational 60% No

Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC

Staten Island NY N/A Vocational 76% No

Academy of Couture Art

Beverly Hills CA N/A 4 year 100% No

Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology

San Fernando CA N/A Vocational 100% No

Academy of Hair Design-Beaumont

Beaumont TX N/A Vocational 17.39% No

Academy of Hair Design-Grenada

Grenada MS N/A 2 year 71.43% No

Academy of Hair Design-Jackson

Jackson MS N/A 2 year 75% No

Academy of Hair Design-Jasper

Jasper TX N/A Vocational 29.41% No

Academy of Hair Design-Las Vegas

Las Vegas NV N/A 2 year 86.54% No

Academy of Hair Design-Lufkin

Lufkin TX N/A Vocational 15.15% No

Academy of Hair Design-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City OK N/A Vocational 83.33% No

Academy of Hair Design-Pearl

Pearl MS N/A 2 year 66.67% No

Academy of Hair Design-Salem

Salem OR N/A 2 year 76.47% No

Academy of Hair Design-Springfield

Springfield MO N/A Vocational 95.24% No

Academy of Hair Technology

Greenville SC N/A Vocational 83.33% No

Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care

Lake Worth FL N/A Vocational 15% No

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Seattle WA N/A Vocational 70% No

Academy of Massage and Bodywork

Bear DE N/A Vocational N/A No

Academy of Natural Therapy Inc

Greeley CO N/A 2 year 85.71% No

Academy of Salon and Spa

Fort Smith AR N/A Vocational 75% No

Academy of Salon Professionals

Sedalia MO N/A Vocational 50% No

Academy of Vocal Arts

Philadelphia PA N/A 4 year N/A No

Types of Colleges

Which college type is right for you and your career goals? Here are the different types of colleges to consider as you narrow down your options:

  • Online colleges: A plethora of online colleges are available for students who prefer learning from the comfort of their own home. With the Internet being so prevalent, online learning has become more popular over the years. It is a great option for those who want to get a degree but need to have the flexible schedule to do so.
  • Community colleges & technical schools: Going to community college is a great start for many college students. Community colleges are more affordable than 4-year universities, and offer many different courses at the lower-division level. Students can earn their 2-year Associate degree and move forward from there, or simply take classes that transfer over to their 4-year degree at a 4-year university to save money. Attending a community college is also a great option for those who simply want to take classes for personal enrichment or have a basic college education. Technical schools are designed for those who are looking to earn a career-focused degree.
  • Public 4-year and graduate colleges: Many state universities and colleges offer a diverse variety of academic programs to choose from. Tuition is generally lower than private universities. Some of these colleges offer online degree programs as well.
  • Private 4-year and graduate universities: Depending on what you are looking to study, a private university may or may not be for you. Tuition is generally higher at private universities, but many of these schools are also smaller, giving individuals the opportunity to really get to know their campus and the student body. Additionally, students have the advantage of a more personalized education experience with more one-on-one interactions with their professors.
  • Institutions with religious affiliations: Students of faith have a plethora of religious colleges to choose from. A few include Catholic, Christian, and Jewish schools.

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