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.
Established in Gary, Indiana, in 1963, IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre campus in the northwest corner of the state. They are a focal point for their students and the region offering nationally recognized degree programs, a diverse student body, a supportive environment, and unique cultural opportunities. Whether you're just finishing high school or thinking about college to advance your career, Indiana University Northwest offers you the opportunity to earn a prestigious IU degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world. As part of the Indiana University system, IU Northwest provides all the services and opportunities of a large university combined with the advantages and atmosphere of a small college.
As Indiana’s premier urban public research university, IUPUI believes in the power of transformation. We are committed to providing educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, and the changing world around us.
It was this commitment that was behind the merger of the Indianapolis campuses and programs of Indiana University and Purdue University—some of which are more than 100 years old—that won accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 1969, creating IUPUI.
And it’s what binds us together today. We’re now Indiana’s premier urban research university offering more than 200 degree programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University.
At IU Southeast, you get all the benefits of being an IU student. As one of eight Indiana University campuses, IU Southeast gives you all the excitement of a Big Ten university, a highly respected degree, and world-class resources. Plus you get the personal attention you need to succeed. You'll know your professors- and they'll know you. Their focus is different at IU Southeast. Their focus is on you. They help you do more than complete a degree. They help you surpass your own expectations and reach your true potential. You may even surprise yourself. Impressive IT resources and related facilities are available 24/7 to every IU Southeast student. Everything you need for your classes is at your fingertips. Their 8-to-1 student-to-computer ratio is one of the best in the nation, and Their campus-wide wireless technology lets you check e-mail or surf the Net from almost anywhere on campus, both indoors and out.
Iowa State is an international, prestigious university with a friendly welcoming personality. More than 28,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. It's a culturally diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries. Diversity programming efforts are Iowa State University's strategic approach to affirmative action and inclusion. Every member of our University community brings a unique perspective to the design, approach and appreciation of solutions to problems facing science and society.
The strength of the community lies in the strength of the individual. That's where the community's college comes in. The only way to truly change a person's life is through education. By learning to open your mind to new ideas, you open your heart to unlimited possibilities. While there is strength in numbers, we can't forget the value of the individual. Only with the strength of heart, character and determination can we build our community and watch it grow. That's why they're here. One person at a time, they're building communities with education.
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.