Education Systems

Introduction to the US Education System

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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Comparison of China and USA High Schools

Comparison of China and USA High Schools

xx What are the main differences between the Chinese and American approach to education? In China, at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, Chinese parents consider the Chinese education system to be one of the best in the world, yet a growing number of Chinese parents are sending their kids to study High Schools in the US. So what are the reasons behind? The two education systems serve different purposes Many parents and educators view Chinese education as important for...

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Comparing the UK school levels with USA school levels - from Primary to Secondary

Comparing the UK school levels with USA school levels - from Primary to Secondary

Types of Schools British have State (Government) run free schools and Public/Independent (Private) fee based schools. While UK have state run faith schools, separation of Church and State does not allow religion to be taught in US government funded schools, and there are a lot of quality private schools run by the churches with good disciplines. Age Mandatory schooling in UK is from 5 to 16 years old, where primary starts at the age of 5 and secondary school starts around 11.  In US, ...

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USA Community College

USA 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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USA Liberal Arts College

USA Liberal Arts College

Liberal Arts College is a small college that only offers a curriculum that values breadth and general education over focused training on one specific subject. If you study in a liberal arts program, you will have a major and a lot of classes focused on subjects related to that major. You will also be required to have a sampling of classes in all the other liberal arts subjects that are usually called “breadth requirements”.  Generally, there will be no engineering program, n...

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USA State University Systems

USA State University Systems

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 Univesity 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 importa...

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USA Higher Education - Degree & System

USA Higher Education - Degree & System

Degrees offered by US institutions of Higher Education 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...

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Study overseas - comparing bachelor degree programs in USA, UK and AUS

Study overseas - comparing bachelor degree programs in USA, UK and AUS

USA, UK and Australia have the highest number of international students in the world, and they are the three most popular destinations for Hong Kong students. Most Hong Kong parents and students have a pre-conception about education of these countries, to them, USA stands for liberal and broadness, their graduates are assertive and outspoken; UK represents tradition and seriousness, their graduates are conservative and earnest; Australia are the middle of the two extremes. So which of thes...

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FAQ

FAQ

FAQ for Study USA please also refer to "USA Education Glossary' page under 'Study USA' menu. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLLEGE AND A UNIVERSITY? The terms, college and university, are used interchangeably and mean the same thing in the U.S. As a general rule, colleges tend to be smaller and usually offer only undergraduate degrees, while a university also offers graduate degrees. Within each college or university you will find schools, such as school of arts and sciences or the s...

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