Helping students to acquire challenging academic, technical, and employability skills to succeed in postsecondary education and in-demand careers.
Short programs offered at degree-granting institutions that provide education and training, leading to certificates and diplomas below degree level.
Approved and regulated by state governments and are accredited, which means they are accepted by employers and licensing authorities outside the home state.
TYPES OF UNIVERSITIES
- Diploma or Educational Certificate: at least 1 but less than 2 academic years.
- Degree: At least 2 but less than 4 academic years. Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level.
- Community colleges: Provide two-year associate degree programs to prepare students to continue studies for an undergraduate degree or help them gain occupational skills for immediate employment.