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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is world-renowned for its school of computer science. The University believes computational thinking to be a necessary fundamental skill used by everyone in the world and aspires to lead in computer science research and education that has an impact in the real world. The school has recently received $10 million for a new research facility in the university's new computer science complex. The building will include the Gates Center for Computer Science and will be used for technology research. Carnegie Mellon's professors have won numerous distinguished awards for computer hardware and software, such as the A.M. Turing Award.

Carroll College

Carroll College is a Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts college in the ecumenical tradition of the Second Vatican Council.

As a liberal arts school, Carroll College acknowledges the practical role of preparing its students for a career, but it also affirms the traditional role of providing for the expansion of the intellectual, imaginative, and social awareness of its students. It is dedicated to providing for its students the means for their full realization of a dual goal of vocation and enlightenment. Thus, while providing substantial professional and pre-professional programs, the College encourages and expects all students to participate in a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

As an academic community, Carroll College affirms its commitment to the principle of freedom of inquiry in the process of investigating, understanding, critically reflecting upon, and finally judging reality and truth in all fields of human knowledge. As value-oriented, Carroll College is committed to and deeply involved in the further dimension of free deliberation and decision making regarding values and personal commitment.

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University improves and enriches people's lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration, and education that dramatically engages our students.

We realize this goal through:

  • Scholarship and creative endeavor that draws on all forms of inquiry.
  • Learning that is active, creative and continuous.
  • Promotion of an inclusive culture of global citizenship.
Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and scholarship that emphasizes development and application of knowledge and ideas through research and outreach activities, and prepares students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

In addition, CMU has established the nation’s 137th College of Medicine to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan. The inaugural class of 64 students began its studies in August 2013.

CMU is a university where students, faculty, staff and alumni learn to pursue excellence. To live with compassion. To be leaders. Check us out.

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Central New Mexico Community College

CNM maintains that the general education component of each degree or certificate program is critical in preparing students to live in and contribute to a dynamic, complex and multicultural world.

  • In support of this philosophy, CNM is committed to providing student learning experiences that develop abilities such as critical thinking, communication (written and oral), application of technology, life skills and teamwork.
  • In addition, the college provides coursework that allows students to explore the modes of inquiry for the major disciplines and to have learning experiences that allow them to broaden their educational base.

Central Piedmont Community College

In 1963, Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center were merged to establish Central Piedmont Community College, one of the first of the 58 colleges in the NC Community College System under the leadership of Dr. Richard Hagemeyer. In 1963, there were 23 degree and diploma programs; now there are more than 100 degree, diploma, and certificate programs, along with a comprehensive literacy program, and an extensive array of corporate and continuing education offerings. Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The College accomplishes this purpose by providing high-quality, flexible pre-baccalaureate and career-focused educational programs and services which are academically, geographically, and financially accessible. This purpose requires a fundamental commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence within a supportive environment.

Central Washington University

Central Washington University

Welcome to Central Washington University, home of the Wildcats. They are a public, four-year university located in historic Ellensburg, Wash.  Central’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world, professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant.  Each year CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, paramedicine, aviation, and more.  CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world. Last year we welcomed more than 400 students from 36 countries to our campus.

Chapman University

Chapman University is one of California’s oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California.

In keeping with the desire to forge an ivy league-caliber university with the spirit of an intimate liberal arts institution, the School of Computational Sciences has recruited some of the top scientific minds from around the world to give constant, in-depth instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students. With a large emphasis on faculty and student-driven research ranging from signal processing to population genetics, working faculty scientists teach classes dealing with such real-world questions as whether or not the future affects the past at the quantum level, or how best to mine data pertaining to atmospheric pollution. 

Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern is a Christian liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's degrees in 48 majors and 10 master's degrees. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skillsBeyond the classroom, students participate in a variety of campus activities including academic clubs, community service, intramural athletics and campus ministries. The University offers intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, competing in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Charleston Southern fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis and volleyball, as well as a Football Championship Subdivision football team. CSU has been named a College of Distinction, America’s 100 Best College Buys, U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs, Military Friendly Schools, America’s Best Christian Colleges, VA Yellow Ribbon Program and The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.