Communitiy colleges, sometimes referred to as technical colleges, junior colleges or city colleges, are typically public colleges that provide higher education and lower-level tertiary education. Students who attend one of these colleges are granted a professional certificate, diploma or associate’s degree. Individuals attending community colleges usually go on to attend a 4-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s, master’s and graduate degree.
Today many community colleges have evolved into and adapted to become “comprehensive” education institutions. These colleges typically offer five facets of education. These facets include:
- Transfer Education
- The traditional two-year student that will then transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a BS/BA degree.
- Career Education
- The traditional two-year student that will graduate with an Associate Degree and directly enter the workforce.
- Remedial education for high school graduates who are not academically ready to enroll in college level courses.
- Industry Training
- Contracted training and education wherein a local company pays the college to provide specific training or courses for their employees.
- Continuing Education
- Non-Credit courses offered to the community for personal development and interest.
Finding the right community college can be a daunting and time consuming endeavor. Our community college directory and guide is designed to help you narrow down your search to just a few colleges that provide the education and environment you’re seeking. For each community college listed in our guide we provide you the following information:
Current admissions officer
Main campus address
The community college directory and guide below will help you to quickly determine whether or not a specific community college provides the education and training you’re seeking.
Featured Community Colleges
|University of Phoenix At University of Phoenix, we understand that you're juggling the demands of family and work while you earn your degree. That's why we provide working learners like you the tools you need to succeed. Our commitment to you begins even before you enroll with a one-on-one personalized consultation in which we answer your questions and develop the right plan to help you reach your educational goals. Learn More >|
|Kaplan University Kaplan University's campus locations provide the facilities, faculty, staff and career programs to help you achieve your personal goals. You can learn from professionals specializing in identifying career opportunities and preparing students for a brighter future. Learn More >|
|Everest University Online Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, makes career education convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at our traditional campuses. Learn More >|
|Westwood College You have a dream, and we'll put you on the fast track to achieving it. Our degree programs provide you with the knowledge, tools and support you need to earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months, your bachelor's degree in as little as three years, or your master's degree in just over a year. By offering year-round classes focused on the most critical skills needed to start or advance your career, you can complete your coursework in less time than students at traditional schools. Learn More >|
|Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) At Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) we specialize in healthcare education in a supportive atmosphere that promotes student success. We educate future allied health professionals through our online classroom and at our campuses in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. Since 1994, UMA has educated thousands of students for careers in the healthcare industry. Learn More >|