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Level of Award Definitions
Certificate - A postsecondary professional award that normally requires 2 years or less of full-time study to complete; examples include a certificate in cosmetology or emergency medical technology.
Associate's - An award that normally requires between 2 and 4 years of full-time study; examples include an associate degree in biology or computer information systems.
Bachelor's - An award that normally requires 4 years of full-time study; for example, a Bachelor's degree in English or engineering.
Advanced - An award after the bachelor degree; includes master and doctoral degrees. This category also includes post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates.
Institution Type Definitions
Public - A higher education institutions (colleges, universities, vocational schools, etc.) that are managed directly by public education officials or authorities and are supported primarily through public funding.
Private not-for-profit (non-profit) - A higher education institution that is privately owned and operated in which the owners of the institution or those administering the institution do not receive any profit in addition to wages, rent and other expenses. This may include religious affiliated and independent non-profit schools.
Private for-profit - A higher education institution in which the individuals who operated the institution and/or the entity that owns the institution seek compensation (profit) in addition to wages, rent, or other expenses.
4-year - A higher education institution that is authorized and/or accredited to award four-year bachelor's degrees or higher. Such institutions include colleges and universities.
2-year - A higher education institution that is authorized and/or accredited to award two-year associate degrees or certificates. Such institutions typically including community, junior and technical colleges, as well as vocational schools.
Less than 2-year - A higher education institution that is authorized and/or accredited to award 1 to 2 year certificates and diplomas. Such institutions include licensed practical nursing schools, cosmetology schools and other career schools.
Tuition & Fees Definitions
Tuition is a payment or charge for instruction. Fees are one-time charges for services and for the use of equipment or facilities. Amounts may be reduced by the award of financial aid.
Housing Definitions
This institution provides residential facilities (such as dormitories) on or near campus.
Campus Setting Definitions
Rural - Census-defined rural territory that ranges in distance from less than 5 miles to more than 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as being less than 2.5 miles to more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Town - Territory inside an urban cluster that ranges in distance of less than 10 miles to more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Suburban - Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with a population ranging from less than 100,000 to one of more than 250,000.
City - Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population ranging from less than 100,000 to one of more than 250,000.
Test Scores Definitions
The search returns schools with 25th percentile scores within the selected min and max.
The 25th percentile is the score which 75% of students scored above (or 25% of students scored at or below).
Reported test score percentiles are for first-time enrolled students.

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Before you can decide which college you're going to attend, you must first determine which major will provide you the education you need for your chosen career path. Once you've selected a major, the next step is identify which schools and colleges provide your major. Below you'll find a comprehensive list of over 1,500 colleges majors as well as 7,000 accredited colleges and universities offering these majors. To get started simply select a major category below.

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