Texas A&M University-San Antonio was created to address an educational need in South San Antonio. The Texas Legislature asked The Texas A&M University System to establish a center that would offer junior- and senior-level courses in South San Antonio, an area that has been historically underserved in terms of higher education. The university, then known as Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000. Texas A&M University-San Antonio faculty and staff prepare and empower students through innovative and challenging academic and co-curricular programs that contribute to and enrich the economic and social development of the community and region. A solid foundation for success is established through dynamic teaching, scholarship, research, and public service that inspire graduates to lifelong learning and responsible global citizenship.
Texas State's 32,572 students choose from 97 bachelors, 89 masters and nine doctoral degree programs offered by the colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College. Texas State students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Thirty-five percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 13th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Over the years, the Legislature broadened the institution's scope and changed its name in 2003 to Texas State University-San Marcos. Each name reflects the university's growth from a small teacher preparation institution to a major, multipurpose university. Texas State's original mission was to prepare Texas public school teachers. It became renowned for carrying out this mission, but today it does far more.
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. They're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on you. They are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. They offer more than 100 master's degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
The primary mission of UT is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.
UT’s Carnegie Classification is Research University (very high research activity). Most undergraduates are full-time, and admission is selective with a fairly low transfer-in rate. Admission to graduate and professional programs is also competitive. Graduate offerings include master’s, doctoral, and professional programs that focus both on research and practice. Nationally ranked programs, as well as our partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among UT’s unique characteristics.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987, is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high-performing, world-ready students with plum employment opportunities — access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit:www.tmcf.org.
Touro College is an independent institution of higher education under Jewish auspices, established to transmit and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, as well as to serve the general community in keeping with the historic Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry, the transmission of knowledge, social justice, and service to society.
Touro offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish studies, the liberal arts and sciences, and the professions including education, law, medicine, pharmacy, health sciences, social work, and business. These programs serve diverse components of the Jewish community and the larger society, especially those who have been underserved in the past. Touro is a college where personal growth, scholarship and research are fostered and where men and women are prepared for productive lives of dignity, value, and values.
The Jewish heritage embraces two fundamental components, the particular and the universal, as reflected in Hillel's dictum in Ethics of the Fathers, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am concerned only with myself, what am I?" This teaching shapes the core values of the college, which include a commitment to quality education for all, the treatment, with integrity and respect, of all students, faculty and staff, the role of ethics in the professions, and the building of a responsive and responsible society.
Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. The Computer and Information Sciences (COSC) Department is one of the largest departments at Towson University, offering forty-five undergraduate courses, more than twenty graduate courses, and serving approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate majors. They have 32 full-time faculty members and recruit new faculty every year. Their part-time faculty are highly motivated and active in business and industry. COSC faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and providing students with professional guidance and advice. They emphasize quality in education which includes solid theoretical foundations and the latest technological developments.
Trinity College is a community united in a quest for excellence in liberal arts education. Our purpose is to foster critical thinking, free the mind of parochialism and prejudice, and prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful.
Trinity offers students a rigorous education through a broad choice of majors in the liberal arts and sciences, including engineering, taught by a faculty of scholars who love to teach. In addition to your major, you may choose to complete an interdisciplinary or departmental minor as a way to add special focus to your academic program; take part in a special academic program such as human rights, interdisciplinary science, health sciences, and cities; deepen your knowledge through research opportunities with faculty; or extend your classroom learning through Community Learning courses and academic internships.
Trinity University is a transformational liberal arts and sciences institution. As a primarily residential undergraduate university with selected pre-professional and professional programs, it introduces students to new ways of thinking, growing, and being, while creating and nurturing a diverse community that values multiple ways of understanding the world. Trinity University takes pride in being a catalyst for growth, for its students and all members of the Trinity community.
Trinity University's values: Discovery, Excellence, Impact, The Individual, Community
The Computer Information Systems degrees and certificates are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain a position in the specialties of E-commerce, database3 design, game development and programming, and Linux system management. Graduates of the program will be able to:
Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
Demonstrate basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
Utilize web technologies.
Use productivity software effectively (word processing, spreadsheets, and database software).
Identify an area of interest through the selection of elective courses.
Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios
Work effectively in teams.
Present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing.