US Education

Study USA - Introduction to the US Education System

Study USA - Introduction to the US Education System

Education System in the United States Many international students are surprised to learn that the United States has no national education system. Since education is not mentioned in the U.S. constitution, school policy is a matter for each state to decide. The Federal government can influence education only by its limited fundings (around 5%) to each state. High School There is no national high school graduation examination, although some states might have a graduation (high school) tests....

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USA High School

USA High School

Secondary Education in the US International students who come to the United States may wonder about their American classmates' prior education. Due to its local variations, the American education system appears confusing. It is very important for every student who wishes to study in USA to understand and be aware of the education system. Junior high school (or middle school) and Senior high school together provides secondary education to the children. Junior high school refers to grade six ...

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US Education system - Degree offered

US Education system - Degree offered

Degrees offered by US institutions Bachelor’s Degree It is important to note that undergraduate degrees in theUnited Statesfall into two categories: the Associate Degree, which is a two-year degree (either an Associate of Arts Degree or an Associate of Science Degree) and the Bachelor’s Degree, which is a four-year degree.  After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, students can choose to further their education by continuing onto graduate school, where they can earn a Mas...

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US Education system - Community College

US Education system - Community College

Community Colleges provide two-year university academic programs that allow students to transfer to the third year of a four-year university and two-year associate degree programs, usually called the associate of arts (A.A.) or associate of science (A.S.) degrees. Community colleges can be public or private institutions and are sometimes called junior colleges or two-year colleges. A growing number of international students are choosing to study at community colleges. Tuition costs are often...

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US Education system - Higher education

US Education system - Higher education

The US higher educational institution consists of 4 years: Freshman/1st year - Sophomore/2nd year: General Education and Pre-majorJunior/3rd year - Senior/4th year: Major study Semester/Quarter System Many schools in the USA have a two-semester system, each semester lasting for roughly 15-17 weeks. The fall semester usually starts in late-August or September, and finishes just before or after Christmas. The spring semester begins in early- to mid-January and runs until May or s...

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US Education system - Liberal Arts College

US Education system - Liberal Arts College

A liberal arts college has several features that distinguish it from a university or community college. In general, a liberal arts college is characterized by the following: * Undergraduate focus - the number of graduate students at a liberal arts college is low or zero * Baccalaureate degrees - most degrees awarded from a liberal arts college are four-year bachelor's degrees such as a B.A. (bachelor of arts) or B.S. (bachelor of science) * Small size - Nearly all liberal arts colleges hav...

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US Euduation system - State University

US Euduation system - State University

Education is a state subject in the USA. Consequently every state in the US has a public university system. Most public universities in the US are state universities, which are set up and managed by state government. Each State U has its own admission standards, tuition fee and graduation requirements. Many states have more than one university or college system with different governing bodies, and even campuses within the same university might have different requirements. An important eleme...

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