Since 1877, Jackson State University has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. As the Urban University of Mississippi, Jackson State emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual, and economic environments. Located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi, the campus is a scenic 125-acre tract only five minutes from downtown and less than twenty minutes from Jackson-Evers International Airport. Tree-lined walkways and a large central plaza add to the atmosphere of a major university in a bustling capital city. In addition to numerous year-round activities on the campus, the city offers plenty of concerts and other cultural events, and shopping centers and malls provide exciting excursions in search of great bargains. Museums, theaters, parks and restaurants abound.
JSU Mission: Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive teaching institution that provides educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. As a student-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to balance academic challenges with a range of support services for students' academic, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates with skills for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning. As a comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University supports scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. JSU Vision: Jacksonville State University will be the regional comprehensive institution of choice for students who want a strong, high quality education. Students will be challenged academically by dedicated and accessible faculty and have access to the latest technology to ensure success in an expanding global community.
Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of global society. We expand the world's knowledge through innovative and cutting-edge research, widely available to our undergraduates. They explore new worlds through global-centric perspectives and study abroad programs. They devise new ways to generate prosperity. They help those struggling with disease, poverty, handicaps or lack of opportunity through science, education and service. With the mentoring of faculty whose first love is teaching, They help students fulfill their destinies. JMU offers each student a future of significance- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success. And our alumni continue to demonstrate the unrestrained liberty of individuals to use their acquired knowledge to transform the world.
With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse university offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, as well as doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives, and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. Kean is the third largest public university in New Jersey, and the largest producer of teachers in the state.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions. In 2010, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of guiding students, providing vital resources to Ohio and producing graduates and research that have the power to change communities.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers baccalaureate degree programs in mathematics and computer science that are designed to prepare graduates for professional careers, and also to provide them with the background needed to pursue further study in graduate Department.
The Department also offers computer-related associate's degrees, designed to prepare graduates for employment in technologically challenging positions in business and industry.
Finally, the Department provides important foundational support in mathematics and computer science to the various academic programs offered within other units of the University.
Lake-Sumter Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for employment, career advancement, and four-year college or university transfer, and specialized training for business and industry that improves the workforce. Through its commitment to student success, LSCC provides students with an accessible, supportive, learning-centered environment while challenging them to think critically, increase their information fluency, communicate effectively, become independent, build leadership skills, improve their ability to work as part of a team, develop social responsibility, and enhance their creativity.
In the heart of the Lakes Region, the Laconia College, located on Route 106/Belmont Road, was established in 1967. The main campus underwent a physical expansion in 1980, adding the Robert H. Turner wing to its facility. In September 2005, the Center for Arts and Technology was completed and is home to Computer Technologies, Electrical Technologies, Fine Arts, Fire Technologies and Graphic Design and Printing Technology. In 1996, "Community" was added to the college name and as the college grows, plans are underway for new courses, new buildings, and a wider variety of options for learners. However, the basic philosophy remains to provide area residents with a first-rate two-year college education. Our graduates are competitive in the job market, advance on the job and grow as individuals.
At Leeward Community College, we work together to nurture and inspire all students. We help them attain their goals through high-quality liberal arts and career and technical education. We foster students to become responsible global citizens locally, nationally, and internationally. We advance the educational goals of all students with a special commitment to Native Hawaiians.
Located in Pearl City, Hawai‘i, Leeward CC is a regional community center, creating both an environment for academic learning and a center of cultural life for our neighbors. From professional career studies to liberal arts, the College offers diverse and comprehensive opportunities for all students.
A Lewis & Clark education isn’t like anything you could experience anywhere else. We’re a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate. Add to this our well-stocked libraries, award-winning green buildings, and outstanding athletic facilities and our committed and engaged students, teachers, mentors, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark, a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.