Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services. National University is proud of its commitment to diversity and provides more master's degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California. Annually, National University also ranks in the Top 10 nationally in granting master's degrees to women. Dedicated to educational access and academic excellence, National University provides challenging and relevant programs that are student-centered, success-oriented, and have a proven balance of theoretical and practical attributes. Additionally, students are encouraged to take advantage of National's unique student services options designed to support students throughout their career.
New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. During its first full academic year, the college became known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the first degree granting institution in the Territory. Under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862, the special mission of land-grant institutions has been to provide a liberal and practical education for students and to sustain programs of research, extension education, and public service. In 1960, New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. Since that time, while sustaining excellence in those programs traditionally associated with land-grant institutions, New Mexico State has become a comprehensive doctoral level university offering a wide variety of programs. New Mexico State University is the state's land-grant university, serving the educational needs of New Mexico's diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service.
Today, the University is proud to be one of the largest predominantly black institutions in the nation. Furthermore, it is committed to pursuing its vital role of serving the people of the Hampton Roads area. State University is a public, urban, comprehensive University offering programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University adheres to the traditional purpose of the Historically Black University and espouses the tradition of service to its students, its alumni, the academy, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Norfolk State University's Mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, equipping them with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, high research activity, 1890 land-grant university committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The University offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels and has a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines. Their unique legacy and educational philosophy provide students with a broad range of experiences that foster transformation and leadership for a dynamic and global society. They believe in the power of their students to solve problems, both local and global, through technology, business, engineering, the arts and other endeavors. They believe that through exemplary instruction and interdisciplinary studies, through scholarly and creative research, and through courage and community service, N.C. A&T prepares students to enhance the quality of life for themselves, the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world. As a major research university, NC State has the people and the responsibility to advance knowledge, transfer technology, and discover and develop innovations that solve some of the world's most pressing problems. NC State is ranked third among all public universities in industry-sponsored research expenditures. NC State's Centennial Campus is a unique community of collaboration. Industry and government partners work alongside faculty, staff, post-docs and students conducting cutting-edge research in state-of-the art facilities. Centennial Campus is the premier university research campus in the country.
North Dakota State University has offered Computer Science since 1973. The first courses were offered in the Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science first was offered in 1977, the Master of Science degree in Computer Science was added in 1979 and the Ph.D. program in Computer Science began in 1986. The Department began the Management Information Systems (MIS) program in 1988. Graduate programs in Software Engineering were launched in 2002, including; Certificate, Master of Science, and Ph.D. curriculums. A graduate certificate in Electronic Commerce first was first offered in 2002. Most recently, in 2009, an online ‘distance education’ professional Master’s degree program was initiated.
As a public institution of higher education, Northeastern Illinois University is committed to a set of shared values that, taken collectively, guides our actions and interactions as we work together to prepare graduates for the responsible exercise of citizenship. We, the NEIU community, believe it is critical for our democracy to create a space in which the commitment to these values results in a thriving educational community that transforms the lives of all. As we take stock of the present and look to the future, these values serve as the touchstone for planning how we will best achieve the educational mission entrusted to us.
Welcome to Northern Kentucky University, a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. While they are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, their professors still know their students' names. And while growth in numbers and reputation is wonderful, they are not satisfied with this success. Not only are they attracting talented students and faculty, but they're also recruiting a distinguished set of lecturers. Their main objective is graduating talented students who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Ready to lead through their efforts in the community and their ties to numerous local businesses, they are not only molding students, they are helping to shape and expand the ever-changing world into which they will graduate.
Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs. Northwest is a true advocate of hands-on experience. For instance, in their Horace Mann Lab School students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations and volunteer work. Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, students never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty. The mission of the Department of Computer Science/Information Systems is to develop and enhance an individual's professional competence in the areas of computer and related technologies.
Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University's undergraduate programs among the best in the country.
The EECS Department has well-equipped instruction and research laboratories for electronic circuits, digital circuits, solid-state electronics, biomedical electronics, communications, microwave techniques, real-time control systems, holography, fiber-optics, coherent light optics, digital systems design, computer systems (including distributed and parallel systems), security, networking, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics. We are proud of our internationally renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research equipment, and the considerable resources offered by a great university. We combine those advantages with an uncommon commitment to our students, thus attracting the best applicants.