As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Oakton Community College is dedicated, first, to excellence in teaching and learning. They challenge their students to experience the hard work and satisfaction of learning that leads to intellectual growth and support them academically, emotionally and socially. They expect their students to assume responsibility for their own learning, to exercise leadership and to apply ethical principles in their academic, work and personal lives. They provide education and training for and throughout a lifetime. They seek to improve and expand the services they offer in support of the people in the communities they serve. They promote a caring community of staff and faculty members, students, administrators and trustees who, in keeping with their values, work together to fulfill their mission.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will impact the information age as a national leader in computing research and education. They will prepare computing graduates who are highly sought after, productive, and well-respected for their work, and who contribute to new developments in computing. They will give students in other disciplines an appropriate foundation in computing for their education, research, and experiences after graduation, consistent with computing's increasingly fundamental role in society. In their areas of research focus, they will contribute key ideas to the development of the computing basis of the information age, advancing the state of the art for the benefit of society, the State of Ohio, and The Ohio State University.
The Computer Science Department is located in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. The Department has an exceptional faculty that does research in many forefront areas of computer science including artificial Intelligence, databases and bioinformatics, computer architecture, gaming, graphics, machine vision, operating systems, networks, cryptography and security, software engineering, programming languages, quantum computing, theoretical computer science, and scientific computing. There is also research in the social aspects of computing and learning communities. They have programs in Stillwater and also in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the OSU-Tulsa campus. Most of the courses in Tulsa are taught in the evening to accommodate those who work.
Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches, was founded in 1948 with an opening day enrollment of 500 students. In the years since, it has grown into one of the nation’s largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. Featuring exceptional facilities and the latest in computer and high-tech equipment, OCC offers more than 130 academic and career programs, including one of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs. Nearly half the students on campus are enrolled in one of OCC's career and technical programs.
Oregon Institute of Technology, a member of the Oregon University System, offers innovative and rigorous applied degree programs in the areas of engineering, engineering technologies, health technologies, management, and the arts and sciences. To foster student and graduate success, the university provides an intimate, hands-on learning environment, focusing on application of theory to practice. Oregon Tech offers statewide educational opportunities for the emerging needs of Oregon’s citizens and provides information and technical expertise to state, national and international constituents.
At Oregon State, PEOPLE make the difference. They believe engineering students are people who want to build a better world. Young women and men driven to make a difference. Bright individuals with vision and passion and purpose. Which is why their engineering program is unlike any. Their program is RADICAL, in a very good way. They're pioneering the trail and changing the way engineering education is done. What's so special about their programs? INNOVATION. They offer the Pacific Northwest's most innovative and flexible undergraduate Computer Science degree. Their students choose from three different options: 1) computer systems, 2) information systems, and 3) applied computer science.