We should focus on type of programs – undergraduate, graduate, PhD, MBA, Medicine, Law School. Also focus on private vs public; quarter based system – semester based system – All years to complete the program
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There are over 5,500 universities in the US, averaging at around 115 per state, so with this much choice you are bound to find an institution to suit you. Graduate programs in the US fall into three main categories:
- Academic Masters
- Professional Masters
Professional, or ‘terminal’, masters are designed to lead to employment rather than further study. Popular courses include: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.). Academic masters, however, are generally designed to lead the way into doctorate/PhD study. Popular courses include: Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). Both last between one and three years, depending on the subject.
Doctoral degrees are the most advanced level of higher education, and usually take between four and eight years to complete, which includes the time it takes to write and present a dissertation.
The main reason behind the educational leadership of the United States is the evolving educational system. The educational system in the United States attracts almost 30% of students who study abroad each year, and this makes the United States in the forefront among other study destinations. USA has an established, high-quality tertiary education system which makes it one of the top destinations to study abroad.
Academic freedom is one of the hallmarks of a U.S. university. There’s no better place for gaining first hand exposure to cutting edge developments, sophisticated equipment, extraordinary resources and preeminent scholars in key areas, such as technology and research. The country has a federal system of government that has historically valued local governance, no country-level education system or curriculum exists in the United States. The federal government does not operate public schools. Each of the fifty states has its own Department of Education that sets guidelines for the schools of that state. Public schools also receive funding from the individual state, and also from local property taxes. Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state in which they are located. Each state’s legislative body decides how many tax dollars will be given to public colleges and universities.