La Crosse, Wisconsin
Viterbo University is a private catholic university in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Founded in 1890 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Viterbo is home to three colleges with nine schools offering 48 academic programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Viterbo is one of 23 Franciscan universities in the United States. Viterbo is a member of the NAIA and the North Star Athletic Association. On September 4, 2000, the college was renamed Viterbo University to reflect its growth into a comprehensive university with robust graduate and undergraduate offerings, including outreach programs.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) is a private university in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The university is non-sectarian but historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Virginia Wesleyan transitioned from a college to a university in 2017. The Virginia Wesleyan University campus is also home to the Chesapeake Bay Academy, an educational institution that educates and guides students with learning disabilities.VWU collaborates with Virginia Beach Economic Development for a work development center, The Hive, in Virginia Beach. Approximately 3,000 continuing education learners benefit from joint programs at The Hive.
Valparaiso University is a private university in Valparaiso, Indiana. It is a Lutheran university with about 3,000 students from over 50 countries on a campus of 350 acres. Originally named Valparaiso Male and Female College, Valparaiso University was founded in 1859 as one of the first coeducation colleges in the United States. Valpo has five undergraduate colleges and a graduate school. It is home to the second-largest collegiate chapel in the world, the Chapel of the Resurrection.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tulane University, officially the Tulane University of Louisiana, is a private research university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded as the Medical College of Louisiana in 1834 by seven young medical doctors, it was turned into a comprehensive public university as the University of Louisiana by the state legislature in 1847. The Tulane University Law School and Tulane University Medical School are, respectively, the 12th oldest law school and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Tulane has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1958 and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities—Very high research activity".
The University of Massachusetts is a five-campus public university system and the only public research system in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the flagship and largest school in the UMass system. It was also the first one established, dating back to 1863, when it was founded as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. The university system includes five campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and a medical school in Worcester), a satellite campus in Springfield, and also 25 campuses throughout California and Washington with the University of Massachusetts Global.
Wilmington, North Carolina
UNCW opened its doors on September 4, 1947, at Wilmington College. At the time, it operated as a junior college offering freshman-level courses to 238 students during the first school year, 77% of whom were veterans returning from military service following World War II. Under the control of the New Hanover County Board of Education, Wilmington College earned accreditation from the North Carolina College Conference in 1948 and became a member of the American Association of Junior Colleges. On August 22, 1977, UNCW was authorized to offer its first graduate programs at the master's level.
Trine was founded in 1884 as Tri-State Normal College and retained the reference to the "tri-state" area for more than 120 years because of its location in Indiana and proximity to Michigan and Ohio. In 1906, the school was renamed Tri-State College, and in 1975, Tri-State University. The school served its regional population, first as a teacher and engineering school with flexible evening and weekend courses and then broadening into a multidisciplinary institution with an expansion of daytime classes. In 2008, the school's name was changed to Trine University, in honor of alumnus Dr. Ralph Trine and his wife Sheri.
Towson University is a public university in Towson, Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first training school for teachers, Towson University is a part of the University System of Maryland. Since its founding, the university has evolved into eight subsidiary colleges with over 20,000 students. Towson is one of the largest public universities in Maryland and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state. In 1976, the school's name changed again to Towson State University and on July 1, 1997, another name change took effect. Towson dropped the designation "state" from its name and became Towson University. The new name recognized shifts in funding and the development and growth of Towson as a metropolitan university.
Pembroke, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a public university in Pembroke, North Carolina. UNC Pembroke is a master's level degree-granting university and part of the University of North Carolina system. The educational institution that developed into UNC Pembroke has its origins in the circumstances of the post-Civil War South. This school was a part of the effort of the Lumbee Nation in North Carolina to preserve its unique identity. Access and authority over their own educational system were understood to be of key importance to retaining Lumbee culture, instilling a sense of pride, and improving the group's economic and social conditions.
Greensboro, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG or UNC Greensboro) is a public research university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina system. UNCG, like all members of the UNC system, is a stand-alone university and awards its degrees.UNCG is accredited by the Southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst, UMass) is a public research university in Amherst, Massachusetts and the sole public land-grant university in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Founded in 1863 as an agricultural college, it is the flagship and the largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system, as well as the first established. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College.
West Haven, Connecticut
The University of New Mexico is a public research university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1889, it is the state's flagship academic institution and the largest by enrollment, with over 25,400 students in 2021. UNM is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity", and spent over $243 million on research and development in 2021, ranking 103rd in the nation.
The University of New Haven is a private university in West Haven, Connecticut. Between its main campus in West Haven and its graduate school campus in Orange, Connecticut, the university grounds cover about 122 acres of land. The university includes The Connecticut Institute of Technology, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Pompea College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences. It is one of the few CAE-designated institutions in the country. The university is a member of the Northeast-10 Conference and its mascot is a charger, a medieval war horse.
The University of Lynchburg was founded in 1903 by Dr. Josephus Hopwood as Virginia Christian College, a selective, independent, coeducational, and residential institution that is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The University of Lynchburg was the first institution in the United States to train nuclear physicists and engineers for the NS Savannah project under the order of President Eisenhower to aid in the development and operation of the world's first nuclear-powered ship. In July 2018, the university changed its name from Lynchburg College to the University of Lynchburg.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university with its main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, United States, and several satellite campuses, research and educational centers, medical centers, and classes across the state of Kansas. Founded on March 21, 1865, the university was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas State Legislature in 1864 and legislation passed in 1863 under the State Constitution, which was adopted two years after the 1861 admission of the former Kansas Territory as the 34th state into the Union. In its 2022 report, U.S. News & World Report ranked KU as tied for 121st place among National Universities and tied for 56th place among public universities.
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