Monday, 6 October 2014

Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,602, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 167 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wayne State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,350 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,592 (2014-15).

Wayne State University is located in Midtown Detroit and offers more than 300 academic programs. Graduate students can major in many areas, including those offered by the schools of business, law and medicine. Wayne State also ranks highly in its health programs of midwifery, anesthesia and pharmacy. Students at Wayne State get many opportunities to conduct research, including the school’s partnership with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, through which the schools collaboratively research and develop ways to help the state's economy.

Outside the classroom, Wayne State students can get involved by exploring more than 200 campus organizations or by visiting the museums, concert halls and professional sports venues of Detroit. Student athletes can join one of Wayne's many Division II Warriors sports teams, which play in various conferences. At Wayne State, about 40 percent of students are minorities. Notable Wayne State alumni include Cora Brown, the first African-American woman elected to a state Senate, and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim in Congress.

Wayne State University, founded in 1868, is committed to preparing its students to excel in a fast-paced and interconnected global society. It combines the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experiences of an institution whose history, location and diversity make it a microcosm of the world students will enter when they graduate. Wayne State is Michigan's only urban research university. Located in Midtown Detroit, it contributes significantly to the city's progress and positive ambience. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students and the most diverse student body among Michigan's public universities. The university is comprised of a main campus in Detroit and five extension centers throughout the metropolitan area. Offering more than 370 degrees and certificates from 13 schools and colleges, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only two urban public universities to hold both the Carnegie "Very High Research" and "Community Engagement" designations. WSU is among the nation's top public universities for total research expenditures, totaling more than $250 million. Wayne State students are not only part of a richly diverse learning and social community-- the university is also at the forefront of the globalization movement in higher education, with a wealth of opportunities for internationally themed coursework and study-abroad programs. Wayne State supports the conviction that American society is infinitely strengthened by the participation of people from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Such participation ideally begins with the ability of higher education to assist persons of all cultures, races and backgrounds to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the broader community as responsible, productive citizens. Like any great public research university, Wayne State's three most recognized contributions to society are practical services to the broader community; an educated, informed workforce; and the creation and application of new knowledge that spans the globe. Through programs, partnerships, research and the talents of its alumni, Wayne State University plays an influential role in educational, social, cultural and economic life throughout Michigan and in every corner of the world.

Wichita State University

Wichita State University is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,787, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 330 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wichita State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,267 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,697 (2014-15).

Wichita State University is located in the southern part of Kansas, in the largest city in the state. Students at Wichita State can choose from numerous undergraduate degrees in six academic colleges, and graduate students can earn degrees in the W. Frank Barton School of Business and in the schools of education and engineering, among other fields. WSU students and athletic teams are called the Shockers because Wichita students used to earn money by harvesting or "shocking" wheat. The university also used to be called WU, for Wichita University, and now the school’s mascot is a bundle of wheat named WuShock.

The Wichita State Shockers varsity sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Besides athletics, students at WSU can get involved in more than 150 campus organizations, Greek life and community service. Notable WSU alumni include Frank and Dan Carney, founders of Pizza Hut, and Gary Burrell, co-founder of GPS maker Garmin.

Wichita State's location in the largest city in Kansas enhances the traditional classroom experience by providing students greater opportunities in resources, contacts with business and government leaders, employment, and internships. Wichita State has an excellent cooperative education program, which gives students real-world work experience. Students also take advantage of hundreds of campus activities, plus they enjoy the largest selection of malls, shops, restaurants, clubs, golf courses, amusement parks, and movie theaters in the entire state.

Wright State University

Wright State University is a public institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,796, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 557 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wright State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,730 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,910 (2014-15).

Named after the Wright brothers, Wright State has built a national reputation as an urban research university steeped in a culture of innovation. Wright State is designated by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity and ranks fourth among Ohio's public universities in federal research expenditures. Wright State is also a national leader in serving students with disabilities. Its strong links to business and community organizations offer unique educational opportunities to a diverse student body of nearly 18,000. Boasting two campuses, the university offers 110 undergraduate and 76 Ph.D., master's and professional degrees spread over 11 schools and colleges. The Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine is affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals and more than 20 other health-care institutions. Wright State's 1,489 international students represent 66 different countries. For 35 consecutive years, Wright State has brought home top honors from the annual National Model United Nations conference, a record unmatched by any other four-year college or university in the country. Wright State was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (for the past 4 years), the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Alliant International University

Alliant International University is a private institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $19,930 (2014-15).

Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve multicultural understanding and quality of life within communities. Alliant is a "professional practice" university, training students to enter professions either immediately after undergraduate school or after continuing on to an Alliant graduate program. Internships, community service, study in Mexico, and other activities promote the acquisition of real-world skills. Alliant enrolls a diverse group of students with many different backgrounds and interests. Because of the size of the undergraduate program, the University is able to assist students in meeting their individual educational goals.

Argosy University

Argosy University is a proprietary institution. Its tuition and fees are $13,663 (2013-14).

Argosy University is a system of for-profit colleges owned by Education Management Corporation. There are 28 locations in the United States, as well as an online division. The university offers programs at the associates, bachelor's, master's and doctorate level through their seven colleges. The colleges include the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, College of Health Sciences, Western State College of Law at Argosy University and The Art Institutes of California at Argosy University.    

Friday, 26 September 2014

Northcentral University

Northcentral University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1996. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436. It utilizes a continuous-based academic calendar.

Northcentral University educates professionals throughout the world and provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree. Northcentral mentors students One-to-One with highly credentialed faculty via advanced delivery modalities. Northcentral commits to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

Northcentral University provides online degrees to working professionals. As a regionally accredited, online university, NCU focuses on Doctoral and Master's degree programs in the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. NCU also offers online bachelor's degree programs in business and psychology that combine personalized instruction from highly credentialed faculty with quality programs and enhanced accessibility.

School of Business and Technology Management - 

As a business professional, you need to be at the top of your game. Northcentral University is regionally accredited and delivers online undergraduate and graduate degrees in business to help you gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to become a more effective leader with the business acumen required by today's companies and clients. Northcentral's School of Business and Technology Management offers ACBSP-accredited bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in business, with 18 unique specializations that allow you to tailor your education to your professional goals.

School of Education - 

As educators, we all want to see our students succeed. For Northcentral University, that means providing the quality education you need to become a more effective educator, researcher or administrator in your field. Northcentral's School of Education delivers online bachelor's completion, master's, certificate, specialist and doctoral programs, with focused specializations that allow you to tailor your education to your personal and professional interests. We understand that the pedagogy of educating adult learners is unique and has its own concepts and challenges, which is why we've adopted a One-to-One teaching model that partners you with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty in each of your courses. This way, you receive personalized attention and feedback, along with the flexibility and support you need to advance your education online and achieve your goals.

School of Psychology - 

Northcentral University's School of Psychology offers programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level that are designed to refine your critical thinking, writing and research skills in order to analyze psychological principles and apply them to personal, social and organizational issues. As part of our One-to-One faculty mentored approach to online learning, you will partner with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty for each course to ensure you receive the support and professional feedback necessary to grow within your program, achieve your academic goals, and continue your contributions to your community and profession.

School of Marriage and Family Sciences - 

If you are interested in joining the rewarding field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Northcentral University's School of Marriage and Family Sciences can provide you with an online, Marriage and Family Therapy graduate degree to help prepare you to become a competent, ethical and culturally sensitive marriage and family therapist. Our MFT faculty hold doctoral degrees and are practicing therapists who will engage you in a One-to-One process. This process invites professional and personal growth through the development of critical thinking skills, information literacy, important clinical skills, an appreciation of research, a valuing of diversity, and a lifelong commitment to learning and service.

Idaho State University

Idaho State University is a public institution. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,344 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,676 (2013-14).

The Idaho State University campus is located in the city of Pocatello, in the southeast corner of the state, about 160 miles north of Salt Lake City. Idaho State University also has regional campuses in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls. Students at ISU can study in more than 280 academic programs. ISU offers graduate programs in business, education and engineering, among other fields. Outside the classroom, ISU students can get involved in more than 160 campus clubs and intramural sports.

The Idaho State Bengals varsity athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference and compete in more than a dozen sports. Before every home football game, ISU fans gather to eat, drink and enjoy live music during what's known as BengalFest. Notable alumni include Merril Hoge, ESPN commentator and former professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears.

Colorado Technical University

Colorado Technical University is a proprietary institution. Its tuition and fees are $11,300 (2013-14).

Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a for-profit university in the United States. Founded in 1965, CTU offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, primarily in business, management, and technology. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). It is a subsidiary of Career Education Corporation.

Capella University

Capella University is a proprietary institution. Its tuition and fees are $12,348 (2013-14).

Capella University is a for-profit university located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that delivers most of its education online. The school is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company. Capella University offers bachelor's, master's (MS and MBA) and doctoral (PhD, PsyD, and DBA) degrees in business, information technology, education, psychology, public health, public safety and human services.
Within those areas, Capella has 141 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 25 certificate programs with over 1600 online courses. Approximately 36,000 students are enrolled from all 50 states and 61 other countries, with 30% enrolled in doctoral programs, 42 percent enrolled in master's programs, and 25 percent enrolled in bachelor's programs. A faculty of 1,519 faculty with 86 percent holding doctoral degrees. Capella faculty live in 48 states and 8 countries.    

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 75. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $25,713 (2013-14).

California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities and the Earth. The Institute offers interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, women's spirituality, counseling, community mental health, and the arts. With its personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an extraordinary education for people committed to transforming themselves and the world.


Integral studies are a response to the growing need to synthesize the fragmentary aspects of contemporary thought and culture into a meaningful whole. The integral outlook, envisioned by the founders of CIIS as embodying a creative synthesis of the highest values of East and West, has grown to encompass the study of traditions and experience from around the globe. Integral studies at CIIS encompass all aspects of learning: the intellectual, the experiential and the applied.

Providing an integral education for a changing world, the Institute creates and integrates knowledge beyond the confines of traditional academic disciplines. CIIS values cultural diversity, multiple ways of knowing, spirituality, a sense of community, emancipatory ideals, and ecological sustainability, developing a reflective and innovative learning community. In exploring the interplay of mind, body, and spirit, integral education connects the spiritual and practical dimensions of intellectual life. The integration of the wisdom traditions presents an evolution of consciousness that has never been more relevant and crucial than it is today.


Serving adult learners who have completed the equivalent of the first two years of college, the CIIS bachelor's completion degree is designed to complement busy lifestyles. Since 2000, this program has graduated 68 percent of its students within one year of enrollment.


The core curriculum in the School of Undergraduate Studies evolves each semester according to our students, faculty, contemporary culture and emerging scholarship. In the core curriculum, students work together in a cohort, or a group of peers over the three-semester sequence.


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Trident University International

Trident University International (TUI) is a regionally accredited for-profit university where all courses are delivered online. It offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs in Business, Health Sciences, Education, and Information Systems. Trident University is a former branch campus of Touro College, later purchased by Summit Partners.

Trident University is a former branch campus of Touro College, which was founded in 1970 in New York City. In October 2007, Trident became a stand-alone institution and was purchased by Summit Partners, a private-equity firm in Palo Alto, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. After purchasing the university, Summit Partners reorganized TUI as a for-profit institution and changed the name to Trident University International.

In July 2009, Kenneth J. Sobaski, formerly of Capella University, was named President and CEO. In January 2011, TUI University announced major changes in its appearance and delivery, including a name change to Trident University International. Interim president Nolan Miura announced on December 12, 2011 the appointment of Lucille Sansing as president and CEO. On November 10, 2013, Andy Vaughn was named President and Chief Executive Officer.

Trident University is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Their accreditation was threatened in 2011 by allegations that it had "failed to ensure that students transferring in to its undergraduate program had fulfilled their general education requirements and, more importantly, failed to tell the accreditor about the problem." In February 2012, WASC lifted the "show cause" order previously imposed on Trident and placed the school on probation due to Trident's progress in resolving the issues identified. One year later, WASC removed Trident's probation and reaffirmed its accreditation.

Union Institute & University

Union Institute & University (UI&U) is a private, non-profit university, which specializes in limited residence and distance learning programs. With the main campus in Cincinnati, Union Institute & University operates satellite campuses located in Montpelier, Vermont; Brattleboro, Vermont; North Miami Beach, Florida; Los Angeles, California; and Sacramento, California.
Union Institute & University received regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1985 and currently enrolls approximately 2,000 students from across the country

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is a proprietary institution. The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is an American for-profit institution of higher learning, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The university has an open-enrollment admission policy, requiring a high-school diploma, GED, or its equivalent as its criterion for admissions. The university has 112 campuses worldwide and confers degrees in over 100 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Group Inc., a publicly traded (NASDAQ: APOL) Phoenix-based corporation that owns several for-profit educational institutions.

The University of Phoenix closed 115 of its campuses in 2013, previously having over 200. The University of Phoenix attained a peak enrollment of almost 600,000 students in 2010, but its numbers have declined almost 60 percent since 2010. The enrollment drop has been attributed to operational changes amid criticism of high debt loads and low job prospects for university students. These changes included allowing students to try classes before officially enrolling and recruiter training programs that are designed to improve student retention and completion rates. In October 2013, Apollo Group reported University of Phoenix's degreed total enrollment 269,000, an 18% decline from 2012. New degreed enrollment fell 22% to 41,000.

Walden University

Walden University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1970. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 8,205. Its tuition and fees are $14,300 (2014-15). 

For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 51,016 students from all 50 states and more than 114 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging online educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world.
Walden offers 140 degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Walden focuses on the professional needs of adult learners by offering programs that explore real-world issues, with courses designed by subject matter experts. Students gain the critical-thinking, leadership, and communication skills they need to compete in the global marketplace and to influence the workforce.

At Walden, technology helps to enhance students' learning and to provide greater access to education. Online classrooms allow students to engage with peers from any location, and 24-hour student support is available. Faculty members receive specialized training to help create a collaborative environment and give each student personalized attention. Walden also uses technology to better address the needs of its students. Services include a fully digital library and a career center with practical online tools.

Walden is guided by the belief that its learning community can effect social change across communities, countries, and continents. The university's mission of creating a positive impact in the lives of others fuels the passion of Walden faculty, graduates, and students and advances the outstanding work they do.

Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private institution that was founded in 1967. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,611 and its setting is suburban. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $10,190 (2014-15). 

Wilmington University is committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students. As an institution with admissions policies that provide access for all, it offers opportunity for higher education to students of varying ages, interests, and aspirations. The college provides a range of exemplary career-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs for a growing and diverse student population. It delivers these programs at locations and times convenient to students and at an affordable price. A highly qualified full-time faculty works closely with part-time faculty drawn from the workplace to ensure that the college's programs prepare students to begin or continue their career, improve their competitiveness in the job market, and engage in lifelong learning.

When applying to Wilmington University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Wilmington University is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 99.5 percent.