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Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

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.

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Northeastern University

Northeastern created the nation’s first college devoted to computer science in 1982, and today’s College of Computer and Information Science remains a national leader in education and research innovation

Here, education and research focus on providing the knowledge and perspective needed in an increasingly complex world. Educational programs combine computing with an important application domain, such as health or security. Research both advances computing and contributes to resolving major societal challenges.

Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

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.

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

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

Northwestern University

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.

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Nova Southeastern University

The Mission of Nova Southeastern University, a private, not-for-profit institution, is to offer a diverse array of innovative academic programs that complement on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs to foster academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, leadership, research, and commitment to community through engagement of students and faculty members in a dynamic, life-long learning environment

Oakland University

Oakland University

As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is dedicated, first, to excellence in teaching and learning. They challenge their students to experience the hard work and satisfaction of learning that leads to intellectual growth and support them academically, emotionally and socially. They expect their students to assume responsibility for their own learning, to exercise leadership and to apply ethical principles in their academic, work and personal lives. They provide education and training for and throughout a lifetime. They seek to improve and expand the services they offer in support of the people in the communities they serve. They promote a caring community of staff and faculty members, students, administrators and trustees who, in keeping with their values, work together to fulfill their mission. 

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Oberlin College

Oberlin College, an independent coeducational institution, holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. Oberlin was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social engagement and diversity.

The college uniquely combines an outstanding professional school of music with a leading undergraduate college of arts and sciences. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music provides flexible programs to prepare students as professional musicians and teachers of music. Deeply committed to academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Within that framework the college expects that students will work closely with the faculty to design an educational program appropriate to their own particular interests, needs, and long-term goals.

Occidental College

Occidental College

At Occidental, the study of Computer Science emphasizes an understanding not only of the process of computing but also of the promise and limitations of computers within an intellectual, societal, and ethical framework. A minor in Computer Science can help prepare students for a variety of opportunities for subsequent employment or graduate work. Moreover, the minor can provide students with models of problem solving and theoretical constructs that can shed light on human intelligence and the workings of the mind.

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