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North Dakota

The state of North Dakota, which is in the north central part of the United States, is a vast area of both mountains and plains. The wide open 70,000 square miles have a sparse population of only 640,000 residents. However, with more than 25 colleges and universities in the state, there is a great opportunity for people to build a firm foundation in their life. North Dakota colleges are routinely ranked among the best in the country as well as in the Midwestern part of the country.

North Carolina

North Carolina is a state that is situated on the picturesque Eastern seaboard of the United States. There are plenty of things to love about North Carolina, and the many colleges and universities that dot the land are just one of them. North Carolina colleges are mostly spread out within the 53,865 square miles.

New York

New York is the third most populated state in the United States. Boasting almost 20 million residents, the state itself is spread out over 49,000 square miles. Almost half of the people are situated within the New York City area alone. The rest are spread out over the rural areas of the state, the mountains, and along the lake regions. New York also boasts hundreds of different world class universities, colleges, and two year community college campuses that are on the leading edge of technology and education.

New Mexico

In the Southwestern part of the United States is the robust state of New Mexico. This vast state that encompasses over 121,000 square miles of land, holds several hundred different colleges, universities, and trade schools. Many of the colleges in New Mexico are diverse in what they offer students from around the world.

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is home to over 8 million residents. This thriving industrial state has both large populated cities as well as spread out rural areas. New Jersey is only 8,729 square miles in area, but it packs within these borders plenty of opportunity for both employment and higher education. There are fifty universities and community colleges that operate in the state. The state of New Jersey boasts the highest percentage of students from around the U.S. and outside of the country.


While most people think of gambling when they think of Nevada, there is much more to the state than that. Nevada offers a beautiful backdrop to more than 50 colleges. Las Vegas and Reno have higher populations than other areas of Nevada, but schools can be found outside these towns as well.


Nebraska is home to around 50 colleges. Since most of the cities in the state have smaller populations, most of the colleges are located near Lincoln and Omaha, the states most populated areas. The University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lincoln locations are ranked among the best colleges in both the Midwest, and all of America by the US News and World Report.


The state of Montana only has about 30 colleges. It doesn’t need very many with its sparse population. Most of these colleges are found in Great Falls, Missoula, and Billings. These are the states largest cities. Other areas such as Bozeman and Flathead Valley also have college options.


Home to 3 sprawling suburban areas- Springfield, Saint Louis, and Kansas City- Missouri offers more than 200 institutes for higher education. The University of Missouri offers campuses in 5 different areas, including Rolla, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbia. The campus in Columbia has been rated by the US News and World Report as a Top School. On top of having top rated state colleges, Missouri is home to more than a dozen community colleges and many honored private schools as well.


Despite its size, Mississippi is home to just over 50 colleges. This does not mean there are not many choices available for higher education. Mississippi College in Clinton, and University of Mississippi in University are consistently ranked among the top colleges in the southeast. Mississippi University for Women in Columbus has been ranked among one of the best southern schools by Forbes magazine. There are also several small private schools that have been hailed as fantastic colleges. These include Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, and Rust College in Holly Springs.

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