CollegeAmerica is a system of private, independent, nonprofit institutions of higher education which provide career-focused degree programs. Founded in 1964, CollegeAmerica has undergone a number of name changes and expansions. The school first began granting degrees in 1998. CollegeAmerica now has seven campus locations and one satellite location located throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Arizona. Online degree programs are also available. Fields of study include health care, business, information technology and graphic arts. Some associate degrees can be completed in as little as 15 months, while most bachelor's degrees can be completed in 30 months.
CollegeAmerica is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).
Faculty members at CollegeAmerica are working professionals who bring their real-life experiences with them to the classroom. The school's career focus requires instructors to have sufficient field experience that enables them to impart relevant and practical knowledge to their students. Class sizes are kept small, allowing instructors to give personalized attention to each student's individual needs. Students have complete access to faculty and instructors through the online student/faculty portal. Curriculum centers on relevant skills and knowledge needed to enter the job market.
CollegeAmerica is a commuter-based school and does not offer student housing. Class schedules are flexible, allowing working adults or those with family responsibilities to work and study simultaneously. Associate's degrees are available within 15 months of study, while some bachelor's degrees can be completed in 30 months. Laptop computers are provided to students upon enrollment. The nonprofit nature of the school enables CollegeAmerica to invest tuition fees directly into programs and technologies that help students attain their degrees. Students and alumni can take advantage of the ongoing career services and job placement assistance offered by the school.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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