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Adult education Students completing high school may choose to attend a college or university, which offer undergraduate degrees such as Associate's degrees or Bachelor's degrees baccalaureate.
Community college or junior college typically offer two-year associate degrees, although some community colleges offer a limited number of bachelor's degrees. Some community college students choose to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Community colleges are generally publicly funded usually by local cities or counties and offer career certifications and part-time programs. Four-year institutions may be public or private colleges or universities. Some counties and cities have established and funded four-year institutions.
Some of these institutions, such as the City University of New Yorkare still operated by local governments.
Others such as the University of Louisville and Wichita State University are now operated as state universities. Private institutions are privately funded and there is a wide variety in size, focus, and operation. Some private institutions are large research universities, while others are small liberal arts colleges that concentrate on undergraduate education.
Some private universities are nonsectarian and secularwhile others are religiously-affiliated. While most private institutions are non-profit, a growing number in the past decade have been established as for-profit.
Curriculum varies widely depending on the institution. Typically, an undergraduate student will be able to select an academic "major" or concentrationwhich comprises the main or special subjects, and students may change their major one or more times.
Some students, typically those with a bachelor's degree, may choose to continue on to graduate or professional schoolsometimes attached to a university. Graduate degrees may be either master's degrees e. Programs range from full-time, evening and executive which allows for flexibility with students' schedules.
These include medicallawbusinesseducationdivinityartjournalismsocial workarchitectureand engineering schools. Variations[ edit ] In K—12 education, sometimes students who receive failing grades are held back a year and repeat coursework in the hope of earning satisfactory scores on the second try.
High school graduates sometimes take a gap year before the first year of college, for travel, work, public service, or independent learning. Many undergraduate college programs now commonly are five year programs.
This is especially common in technical fields, such as engineering. The five-year period often includes one or more periods of internship with an employer in the chosen field.
Many graduate students do not start professional schools immediately after finishing undergraduate studies, but work for a time while saving up money or deciding on a career direction.
K—12 education[ edit ] Schooling is compulsory for all children in the United States, but the age range for which school attendance is required varies from state to state. Some states allow students to leave school between 14—17 with parental permission, before finishing high school; other states require students to stay in school until age Jun 12, · Feature.
Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City. How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system. Pages in category "Education by country" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.
This list may not reflect recent changes (). Pearson released their global report on education, which takes a look at major factors in education such as expenditure per student, GDP & graduation rates.
The Top 10 (And Counting) Education Systems In The World By Katie Lepi on May 23, Take a gander at the graphic below (from the report summary) to see where each country . Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual benjaminpohle.com education that covers all of these aspects is known as comprehensive sex education.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.
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