Презентация "Higher Education System in the USA"


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Higher Education System in the USA

Higher Education System in the USA

Structure of the Higher Education in the USA

  • Structure of the Higher Education in the USA
  • Types of US Higher Educational Establishments
  • The academic year in US institutions
  • ‘Credit’ system of education
  • Assessment and grading

Structure of the Higher Education

Types of Higher Educational Establishments

  • Community Colleges
    • 2 year education
    • Getting association’s degree (AA, AS, AAS)
    • Ability to transfer to university for later studies
  • Four-Year Colleges and Universities
    • 4 year education
    • Getting bachelor’s degree (BA, BS)
    • Ability to continue education and get master’s (MA, MS) and doctorate (PhD) degree

Advantages of Community Colleges to Universities

  • Lower tuition fee

Average annual tuition and fees students can expect to pay

2-year Community College

$5,500

Public 4-year College or University

$12,127

Private 4-year College or University

$29,026

Advantages of Community Colleges to Universities

  • Focus on teaching
  • Use of the Latest Technology
  • Course Credits Transfer to University

Disadvantages of Community Colleges to Universities

  • Housing
  • Earning Potential
  • Class Offerings
  • Lack of Resources

Academic Year

‘Credit’ System

Credit

Hours

=

Hours

A Week

+

Additional

Work

Bachelor’s Degree

120 – 130 credit hours

Master’s Degree

30 - 64 credit hours

Assessment and grading

Grade

GPA

A

excellent

4.00

B

above average

3.00

C

average

2.00

D

the minimum passing grade

1.00

F

fail

0.00

Stages of US Higher Educational System include:

  • Stages of US Higher Educational System include:
    • Community college undergraduate (2 years)
    • University undergraduate (4 years)
    • Master’s graduate (1-3 years)
    • Doctorate graduate
  • Academic Year lasts for 9 month, divided into 2 semesters
  • In USA the system of Academic Credits is introduced.
  • Each course gives some credits
  • Each degree “costs” credits
  • Student’s knowledge in each discipline is assessed
  • To continue to the next year average mark should be at least 2.00

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