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Deciding where to attend college can be a difficult prospect. Yet it’s also one of the most important and exciting decisions you’ll make in your life. So many options exist – from two-year community colleges to private institutions to public four-year colleges and universities, both large and small. How do you decide which one is right for you?As one of America's leading public four-year education options, AASCU’s 420 state colleges and universities (SCUs) play a unique role in higher education, offering a high-quality, accessible and affordable route to earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. Besides serving traditional high school graduates, SCUs provide opportunities for non-traditional students, including students matriculating from two-year community colleges, part-time students already in the workforce for several years, and military service members.
Perhaps most important, our SCUs are dedicated to fulfilling America's promise to make higher education available to anyone who is willing to work hard to be successful.
Students are at the heart of our schools – in our values, programs, curricula and within the broader community. By attending one of America’s SCUs, you’ll have access to a broad range of learning opportunities that fit your needs within an intimate and collaborative learning environment. Learn more
Our SCUs educate nearly four million students nationwide each year, and our millions of alumni are making an impact across the nation and globe every day. At each campus, we contribute to developing a local, educated and civically active student population, ensuring a skilled workforce where it is needed most, and advancing community economic progress and cultural development. Learn more