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All of the educational institutions you’ll find on Get A Real Degree are traditional not-for-profit colleges and universities with brick and mortar campuses. They are well-known schools with the reputation for academic excellence. Their varied histories are rooted in tradition, research and in their communities. Today these schools offer students a world-class education and the opportunity to earn a real degree on-campus or online.

  • Abilene Christian University

    A private Christian university located in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University (ACU) was founded in 1906 as Chiders Classical Institute. Today ACU helps prepare students for authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, by equipping students with the knowledge and commitment to make a real difference in the world.

  • Adventist University of Health Sciences

    At Adventist University of Health Sciences (formerly known as Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences), healthcare is more than a career. Adventist University began to train nurses in 1908 so that healthcare could be made available to all. In 1992, Adventist University of Health Sciences opened to continue and expand that effort. Today the college […]

  • Boston University

    Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University (BU) was established in 1839 and currently has more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students. BU is one of the largest private research universities in the United States. The school features 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses.

  • Brandeis University

    A private research university with a liberal arts focus, Brandeis University was established in 1948 in Waltham, Massachusetts. As a research university, Brandeis is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation.

  • Case Western Reserve University

    Originally founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University has become one of the nations leading research institutions. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the school offers nearly 200 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that range from arts, law and humanities to engineering and medicine.

  • Champlain College

    Located in Burlington, Vermont, Champlain College was founded in 1878. Since that time Champlain has established a long-standing tradition of outstanding undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with robust online certificate and degree programs, and master’s degree programs.

  • Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.

  • George Washington University

    The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. 

  • Kent State University

    Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Established in 1910, Kent State University’s eight-campus system is among the largest regional systems in the country, and remains committed to research that has the power to change communities.

  • Marylhurst University

    For more than a century, Marylhurst University, located near Portland, Oregon, has transformed students’ lives through rigorous, relevant learning. A private, co-educational, liberal arts institution, Marylhurst offers accredited academic and professional programs designed for students who must balance school with work and other responsibilities.

  • Maryville University

    Located near St. Louis, Missouri, Maryville is a private, coeducational university currently offering 50 undergraduate, ten master’s and four doctoral degree programs. Founded in 1872, Maryville has seen recent substantial growth, and is regarded as one of the top national universities in the United States.

  • New England College

    A private four-year liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire, New England College (NEC) was established in 1946. The school offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is accredited the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

    NJIT was founded in 1881 as the Newark Technical School. Today NJIT is committed to the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, preparing students for productive careers and amplifying their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth.

  • Northeastern University

    Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private, global, experiential research university located in the heart of Boston. Committed to educating student for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment, the University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.

  • Norwich University

    Established in 1819, Norwich University is a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, mentoring relationships with faculty and extensive hands-on learning. Whether you join the Corps of Cadets or pursue a civilian lifestyle, expect the greatest challenge of your life.

  • Ohio University

    Founded in 1804 Ohio University is research university located in Athens, Ohio. It is the ninth oldest public university in the United States. Featuring more than 250 areas of undergraduate study, numerous master’s and doctoral degrees, Ohio University has five regional campuses and a student population of more than 35,000.

  • Pepperdine University

    Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges and schools. The University was founded in 1937 and currently has permanent program facilities around the world. Its 830-acre main campus is located in Malibu, California. It is the purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest academic standards. 

  • Portland State University

    Portland State University (PSU), a 50-acre campus located in downtown Portland, is a nationally acclaimed leader in sustainability and community-based learning. The University’s position in the heart of Oregon’s economic and cultural center enables PSU students and faculty to apply scholarly theory to the real-world problems of business and community organizations.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. RIT also has international campuses in Eastern Europe and Dubai. 

  • Stetson University

    Since 1883, Stetson’s vision has remained constant: engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life; educating those who are daring enough to pursue not just success, but significance. At Stetson, students develop the ability to explore more deeply, think critically and express ideas clearly and creatively across many challenges.

  • The University of Arizona

    Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is a premier, public research university. Serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. The UA aims to empower their graduates to be leaders […]

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law was founded in 1969. TJSL has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of the student. We are now a nationally known law school with students from across the United States and around the world. 

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

    A public university established in 1936, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers over 140 programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts, business, education, engineering and health related fields.

  • University of Cincinnati

    Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest research universities in the United States. The school offers over 600 total programs of study ranging from certificates to doctoral and professional education. UC currently enrolls over 40,000 students.

  • University of Florida

    The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. Florida’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, students can choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians.

  • University of New England

    The University of New England is an independent, coeducational university with two distinctive campuses in two Maine coastal cities. UNE offers a comprehensive liberal arts education, with more than 30 undergraduate majors in its College of Arts & Sciences, such as environmental science, marine science, English, history, business, communication and education. 

  • University of San Francisco

    The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

  • University of Southern California

    The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC is an anchor institution in Los Angeles, with a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education. USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

  • University of Texas at El Paso

    Founded in 1914 as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy, UTEP has grown exponentially throughout the years, developing into a powerful public research university with a longstanding commitment to academic excellence, affordability and accessibility.

  • Vermont Law School

    Vermont Law School is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and staff with an exceptional educational community that values individualism, ethics, personal engagement, and public citizenship. Their goal is to educate agents of change who will continue to be guided by the motto— “Law for the community and the world”

  • Wake Forest University

    Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution. Their mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of their motto, Pro Humanitate.

  • Washington State University

    Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life.