Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College, founded in 1927, is the 10th largest of the 107 community colleges in California. The oldest institution of higher education in Long Beach, the Long Beach City College (LBCC) has multiple campuses with a location on Pacific Coast Highway and on Clark and Carson, and serves over 25,000 students. The college is governed by a five-member elected board of trustees, and offers two-year associate degree courses in Business, Health Services, Trade and Technical, and Liberal Arts. The college also offers one-year vocational certificates in occupational trades, as well as courses that offer job skill advancement and courses for transfer to four-year universities. The Extended Opportunity Program and Services provides tutoring, peer counseling, and financial aid.
The college has the largest financial aid program of all the State's community colleges, and a Foundation that ranks in the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities in the nation. The national newspaper, Community College Week, has twice named LBCC as one of the largest and most effective community colleges in the nation. With an open-door admission policy, LBCC is dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs and related student services. With emphasis on transfer, economic development, vocational training and personal enrichment, LBCC is a community college responsive to individuals and the diverse needs of the community. LBCC prides itself on being a large, thriving institution that offers personal attention and care.
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a comprehensive, urban university enrolling more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students on a beautiful 322-acre campus. CSULB is noted for attracting an academically and artistically talented and diverse student population, including about 350 California high school valedictorians and National Merit scholars. Students come from throughout the U.S. and more than 100 foreign countries, and are served by more than 1,700 faculty and 1,200 staff.
CSULB's mission is
high-quality education leaning toward a broad range of baccalaureate and
graduate degrees spanning the liberal arts and sciences and many applied
and professional fields. CSULB has seven colleges, offering 71 baccalaureate
degrees, 61 master's degrees, and one joint doctoral degree. Since its
founding 51 years ago, CSULB has awarded more than 180,000 bachelor's
and master's degrees.
DEVRY Institute of Technology
Devry Long Beach
was designed with input from local business leaders. The Devry curricula
unite educational technology and business, offering technology-based career-oriented
programs that prepare students to be productive from their first day in
the workplace. The Devry Institute of Technology (www.devry.com)
offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management, Accounting,
Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Electronic Engineering,
Technical Management, and Telecommunications Management. Associate Degrees
are offered in Electronics.
Brooks College (www.brookscollege.edu) is the gateway to a successful career in the Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Industry. Established in 1971, Brooks offers its students a viable alternative to a traditional liberal arts education by offering career specific courses, small classes and hands-on instruction. Its outstanding faculty of dedicated professionals offers first-hand experience from the industry. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Brooks College students earn an Associate of Science Degree specializing in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design, or Multimedia in just 18 months.
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