- Categories:Cooperative Institutions
- Time of issue:2019-01-01
- Categories:Cooperative Institutions
- Time of issue:2019-01-01
Portland State University
Portland State University, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, was established in 1946 as the Vanport Extension Center. It is a four-year degree granting institution dedicated to promoting high-quality education throughout the world.
The main centers and colleges of the university include: School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Fine and Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Social Work, and the College of Urban and Public Affairs.
The Oregon university has more than 15,000 students, the majority of which are from the United States. It also has a community of international students, mainly from Asia, Africa, and Europe. The university is accredited nationally by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It has a regional accreditation from the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (NWASC).
The university’s mission is to raise the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic qualities of urban life. The university provides research, teaching and out reach programs for stabilizing its mission.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, or RU, is an American public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey.
Rutgers was originally chartered as Queen's College on November 10, 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The college was renamed Rutgers College in 1825 in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers.For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college but it evolved into a coeducational public research university after being designated "The State University of New Jersey" by the New Jersey Legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956.
Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus. The university has additional facilities elsewhere in the state. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance,the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association.The New Brunswick campus was categorized by Howard and Matthew Green in their book titled The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001) as a Public Ivy.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, known simply as Iowa State University or Iowa State, is a public land-grant and space-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. It is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the third largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference. Iowa State is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity." It is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became the nation's first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so.
Iowa State's academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor's degree programs, 112 master's degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.
Iowa State University's athletic teams, the Cyclones, compete in Division I of the NCAA and are a founding member of the Big 12. The Cyclones field 16 varsity teams and have won numerous NCAA national championships.
Truman State University
Truman State University is a public liberal arts college located in Kirksville, Missouri. Since its foundation in 1867 as the North Missouri State Normal School and Commercial College, it has changed its name six times. In 1996 it took on its current name to honour Harry S Truman, the only native of Missouri to serve as President of the United States.
Truman State is well-regarded for its education quality and value for money. There are 16 students to every faculty member. The university has an above-average employment rate among its graduates.
There are five schools at Truman State: arts and letters, business, health sciences and education, science and mathematics and social and cultural studies. Students can create their own interdisciplinary major or take a pre-professional programme in fields including athletic training, optometry and special education.
Almost 240 student organisations are active at the university. They range from professional organisations to Greek societies to intramural sports. Windfall, the university’s student-run literary magazine, provides experience for students interested in writing and publishing. The Bulldog Student Investment Fund gives students a chance to learn about stocks and bonds with real experience of trading.
Truman State University is the top institution in Missouri for studying abroad. Over 500 international programmes are on offer.
The campus in Kirksville has the benefits of being based in a small town with a tight-knit community, and several events take place throughout the year to bring locals and students together. A farmers market and music festivals are some of the town’s regular attractions.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on Undergraduate Education. The undergraduates learn from faculty who create new knowledge, who are leading scientists and scholars, and who care about students’ success. Several signature programs exemplify this commitment to undergraduate success. The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences Program (UCARE) connects faculty and students who work collaboratively on independent study projects that advance new knowledge.
Founded in 1936, Columbia College is Canada’s oldest independent international college. For more than 80 years, the College has prepared thousands of students for success at universities across Canada and the United States. Located in a brand new modern education facility near downtown Vancouver, Columbia College offers first and second-year university level courses that can lead to a Columbia College Associate Degree and are fully transferable to local universities. Columbia College also offers High School programs, including a British Columbia Ministry of Education Certified Senior Secondary Program and an English for Academic Purposes Program that is accredited by Languages Canada.
The College is located on the territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Students enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, one of the most spectacular cities in the world, as well as one of its cleanest and safest. Despite the modern urban setting of the city itself, Vancouver is enveloped in a natural setting of extraordinary mountains, lush forested areas and the North Pacific Ocean.
Columbia College’s Main Campus is a five-storey, 73,000 square foot building just east of Vancouver’s downtown core at 438 Terminal Avenue. The building provides well-equipped facilities to students and staff, including science laboratories (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics), a library, and student lounges. The Main Campus is inspired by the adjacent railway yard as an important facet of Canadian history and Vancouver’s historic urban landscape. The North Campus serves the Columbia College High School and English for Academic Purposes students, and is well-equipped with essential facilities that enable a successful learning environment. Within minutes, students can access the Skytrain and Olympic Village, as well as the scenic False Creek seawall.
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