The higher education system in the USA is extensive and varied. State universities and private universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. State universities have lower tuition fees than private universities but the class sizes are larger.

Community colleges offer two-year associate degree programs whilst technical or vocational colleges prepare students for a particular industry.

Technical and vocational colleges offer technical and vocational programs designed to prepare students for work in a particular industry.

English language schools offer various English language programs.

Only education providers that are certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program are authorized to accept international students in the United States. For a full list of certified institutes and their contact details, you can visit the Study in the States school search page Study in the States school search page.