Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University’s best known landmark. Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. There are more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S. and over 190 other countries.
In the 1950s Mudd, an accomplished mining engineer, wanted to overcome many of the shortcomings of traditional, narrow technical training of his day. Mudd, and his successors who helped establish the college, delivered on his vision in a big way. We're one of the premier math, science and engineering colleges in the nation. We're also unique because we are a liberal arts college. We educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians who become leaders in their fields and have a clear understanding of the impact their work has on society. Mudd offers nine math, science, and engineering-based majors, all grounded in a solid core curriculum that includes a healthy dose of humanities and social science courses. Why? Because we know that you don't have to sacrifice your interest in music or art to be good scientists. And because an understanding of history and politics will make us more effective engineers, chemists, lawyers, doctors and human beings.
Haverford is one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, a close-knit intellectual community that combines the Quaker values of dignity, tolerance and respect with a rigorous academic program. Guided by the College's Honor Code–one of the oldest in the country–Haverford students demonstrate an awareness for the greater good in how they work, study, socialize, debate and resolve conflict. Our students are entrusted with freedom and responsibility from their first days on campus—an act of trust that aims to develop the whole person and create a lasting bond between the individual and the institution. Students leave Haverford with an increased sense of independence, curiosity and confidence, as well as lasting bonds with friends and faculty. Whether they go on to advanced education, the workforce, travel, or public service, they leave grounded and well-equipped for rich, dynamic lives.
Highline Community College’s Computer Science and Computer Information Systems (CSCI/CIS) Department prepares students to be successful in a variety of Information Technology related careers, including Computer Programmers, Network Specialists, Web/Database Developers, and Data Recovery & Computer Forensics Specialists.
Founded in 1850, Hiram College cherishes its heritage as an institution of academic excellence and rare distinction. College costs are rising everywhere, but Hiram guarantees tuition will not increase over a student's four years. In our unique semester system, students study a normal course load for twelve weeks, and then spend the last three weeks concentrating on one class. Small class sizes mean individualized attention. Hiram students get to know their professors on a one-on-one level, collaborating in research and fieldwork. All study abroad programs are run in-house, with Hiram staff and professors shaping and leading each trip. Twenty-nine percent of the Class of 2011 studied abroad. Classroom instruction meets real world application through our seven Centers of Distinction, which bring in speakers, provide internships, hold workshops and more. Established in 1967, this treasure trove of natural resources provides students with the opportunity to supplement classroom activities with hands-on learning experiences.
Founded in 1990 as International College, Hodges University has established itself as one of the premier private universities in the State of Florida. The name was changed to Hodges University in May, 2007 to honor a generous gift by Earl and Thelma Hodges, long-time residents of Naples and avid supporters of the institution. Hodges University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Providing students with programs that prepare them for careers, Hodges believes in flexible class scheduling, allowing students to attend weekly classes that suit their busy lifestyles. The University also meets the needs of today’s students by offering a wide variety of academic delivery methods and student services, both on campus and in the distance education arena.
iCarnegie, Inc., is an educational affiliate of Carnegie Mellon University and provider of modern, world-class software systems development curriculum and professional certifications. Worldwide, there is a need to increase the number of well-trained, advanced software development personnel who must know more than just basic programming or hold vendor-specific expertise. These professionals must have a depth and breadth of skills in modern technologies, but must also possess fundamental knowledge in how to approach programming, problem solving, software design, professional-grade development and testing, and software engineering and life-cycle management. As a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, iCarnegie has been charged with an ambitious mission: Develop courses, programs, teaching methods and learning technologies to change the world by transforming lives. We work with governments, organizations and businesses to deliver tailored curricula that enhance the productivity of teachers, students and employees.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the founding of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400. Mission: To provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. Vision: IIT will be internationally recognized in distinctive areas of education and research, using as its platform the global city of Chicago, driven by a professional and technology-oriented focus, and based on a culture of innovation and excellence.
Illinois State University’s campus is in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal near the geographic center of the state. The University is one of 12 public universities in Illinois. Its academic departments offer more than 160 major/minor options in the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Fine Arts, and Mennonite College of Nursing. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. The University's academic programs are supported by the services and collections of Milner Library, which contains more than three million holdings and special collections. The University enrolls students from throughout Illinois, 40 other states, the District of Columbia, and 61 other countries. Students are mentored by a faculty that includes numerous teacher-scholars recognized at national and international levels, and all are dedicated to superior teaching.
The Computer Science Department is one of three principal department-like entities in the School of Informatics, which also includes the Department of Informatics at IU Bloomington and the IUPUI School of Informatics in Indianapolis. In July of 2007, Mike Dunn, the founding Dean of the School, retired, and was succeeded by Bobby Schnabel. They look forward to further developing the strengths of their Department under the new Dean's leadership and to combining the many diverse research areas represented across the entire School to enhance and expand the opportunities for undergraduate and graduate education in Computer Science. Computer Science is a rapidly evolving discipline, and in the coming years an exciting diversity of opportunities will become available for highly-trained computer scientists.