The typical student is has a much greater familiarity with research universities, such as the University of Georgia, University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, UCLA, or the University of Texas than with such liberal arts colleges as Williams, Amherst, Grinnell, Swarthmore, or Bowdoin. However, co-op programs, honors colleges, and dual degree programs, in addition to community colleges offer an array of college experiences from which to choose.


Understanding some of the differences between the type of colleges and type of college programs.

Estimated time to complete: 60 min.

Guiding Questions

  • What is the type of opportunities available at liberal arts colleges, research universities, and community colleges?
  • What are the opportunities of attending cooperative education programs, honors colleges, or dual degree programs?