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Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech has 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students who receive a focused, technologically based education. The Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Governors State University

Governors State University

GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world. GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts. GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

Harrison College

Harrison College

Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 6,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses throughout Indiana and Ohio, and Online at Harrison.edu. The institution grants Associates and Bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom or a combination of both. Building on a legacy of service since 1902, we are advocates of education dedicated to excellence in higher learning. We collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and our community to deliver student-centered education, and prepare students for careers that positively impact society, both locally and globally.

  • Joseph Meadors
Harvard University

Harvard University

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.

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College

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 College

Haverford College

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.

  • John Dougherty
Highline Community College

Highline Community College

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.

  • Tina Ostrander
Hiram College

Hiram College

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.

  • Ellen Walker
Hodges University

Hodges University

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.

City University of New York Hunter College

Hunter College City University of New York (CUNY)

Hunter College, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. Currently, 21,000 students attend Hunter, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs of study. Hunter College is famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself. For nearly 140 years, it has provided educational opportunities for women and minorities, and today, students from every walk of life and every corner of the world convene at Hunter in pursuit of the American Dream. Hunter is also the home of world-renowned research centers, including the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO), and the Brookdale Center on Aging, just to name three.

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