Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences, Mississippi State offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs; these include architecture, the fine arts, business, education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and veterinary medicine. The university embraces its role as a major contributor to the economic development of the state through targeted research and the transfer of ideas and technology to the public, supported by faculty and staff relationships with industry, community organizations, and government entities. Mississippi State is committed to its tradition of instilling among its students and alumni ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.
Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, their graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.
Tradition: They are a diverse scholarly community of hard-working problem-solvers who draw inspiration, strength, and pride from our history, our students’ success, and our entrepreneurial spirit.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: They value the entire realm of human knowledge and seek to transcend conventional boundaries in the pursuit of our goals.
Inclusiveness: Thet encourage and depend upon mutual recognition and respect and the voluntary cooperative efforts of our diverse constituents to sustain a strong and cohesive scholarly community.
Excellence: They embrace academic integrity, exceptional results, and constant improvement in teaching, research, service, and economic development activities.
Named after prominent Australian Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958, making it the first university to be established in the State of Victoria for 106 years. From its first intake of 347 students at Clayton in 1961, the University grew rapidly in size and student numbers so that by 1967, it had more than 7000 students. In the decades that followed, Monash developed a wide range of courses in arts, commerce, engineering, education, law, medicine and science. It created a thriving cultural atmosphere with outstanding performing arts and concert programs and a growing collection of contemporary Australian art. In 1990, Monash moved beyond the borders of Clayton and merged with the Chisholm Institute of Technology, creating the university's Caulfield and Peninsula campuses. Monash University Malaysia was established in 1998 -- the first Monash campus outside Australia.
As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Their long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of academic excellence in a global learning environment, a tight-knit, diverse, and international community, a worldwide network of influential alumnae, and the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke has a long history of supporting the entry of women into many fields of science, i.e. for the better part of a century, the college sent more women off to PhDs in the physical sciences than perhaps any other academic institution. Integrating computing throughout the liberal arts curriculum has been at the heart of the Computer Science Department's work since 1971.
Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. Murray State maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky's only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report regional university top tier for the past 18 consecutive years (non-doctoral degree granting universities). In addition to the main campus, Murray State University operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.
Since its founding in 1837, Muskingum has been a community of learners - people learning from and with other people. Muskingum's mission is to educate the "whole person" and it does so by meeting students where they are on the educational continuum, and by helping these students to progress to their maximum potential. Muskingum's excellence is measured most significantly by its alumni, who have served the world as CEO's of major corporations, major media figures, scientists, educators, civic and religious leaders, and as parents and friends. Muskingum University provides its students with a sound technical education that includes topics from a number of emerging areas, including web tool development, network and wireless communication, animated graphics, artificial life, and robotics. At the same time, the department faculty believes that a liberal arts institution should have a special mission that includes discussions of the effects of this technology within our society and around the world.