The best colleges for your career


This page features lists of the Top 10 Best Colleges for each of 12 popular lines of work. 

Also included here are links to detailed reports on these Top Colleges. 

Still, don't worry of you can't get into one of the Top 10 colleges for your career. You can always get training at a community college near you. This is the more convenient and less expensive option. 

For more information about the best Community College for you, click here to see a state by state list of  

Best Community Colleges In America

Or scroll down to see a list of the Top 10 Best Colleges for Architecture, Building & Construction, Communications, Computer Science, Design, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Nursing, Political Science, Religious studies, and Veterinary Science.  

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ARCHITECTURE

  1. Washington University of St. Louis
  2. Rice University 
  3. Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  4. University of Southern California (USC)
  5. Notre Dame 
  6. UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA 
  7. Cooper Union 
  8. Tulane University
  9. University of Virginia
  10. Virginia Tech


BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

  1. Dunwoody College of Technology - Minneapolis, MN
  2. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (2-year) - Lancaster, PA
  3. University of Florida - Gainesville 
  4. Charter College - Vancouver, WA
  5. Texas A&M University - College Station 
  6. Mitchell Technical Institute (2-year) - Mitchell, SD
  7. SUNY Delhi - Delhi, NY
  8. Advanced Technology Institute (2-year) - Virginia Beach, VA 
  9. North Dakota State College of Science (2-year) - Wahpeton, ND
  10. State Technical College of Missouri (2-year) - Linn, MO 


COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Northwestern University - Evanston, IL 
  2. University of Southern California (USC)
  3. University of Pennsylvania - College Station, PA
  4. Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA 
  5. University of North Carolina (UNC) - Chapel Hill, NC
  6. Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN 
  7. University of Georgia - Athens, GA
  8. University of Texas - Austin, TX
  9. Brown University - Providence, RI
  10. Boston University - Boston, MA 


COMPUTER SCIENCE

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA
  2. Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA 
  3. Carnegie Mellon University 
  4. Cal Tech 
  5. Harvard University - Cambridge, MA 
  6. Columbia University - NYC
  7. Brown University - Providence, RI
  8. Yale University - New Haven, CT
  9. USC - Los Angeles, CA
  10. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) - Atlanta, GA




DESIGN

  1. USC - Los Angeles, CA 
  2. Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI
  3. Washington University of St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
  4. Carnegie Mellon University 
  5. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - Los Angeles, CA 
  6. Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY 
  7. Notre Dame 
  8. California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA 
  9. New York School of Interior Design - NYC
  10. Northeastern University - Boston, MA 


EDUCATION

  1. Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
  2. Brown University
  3. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  4. Brigham Young University - Provo, UT
  5. Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA 
  6. Tufts University - Medford, MA 
  7. University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
  8. NYU
  9. Boston University - Boston, MA 
  10. Swarthmore College 


ENGINEERING

  1. MIT
  2. Stanford University 
  3. Cal Tech
  4. Yale University 
  5. Rice University 
  6. Harvard University 
  7. Princeton University 
  8. Duke University 
  9. Columbia University 
  10. Vanderbilt University 


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  1. Stanford University 
  2. Duke University 
  3. Harvard University 
  4. Yale University 
  5. Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME
  6. Columbia University 
  7. Middelbury College - Middlebury, VT 
  8. University of Chicago
  9. Brown University
  10. Carleton College - Northfield, MN




NURSING 

  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. Emory University 
  3. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  4. Villanova University
  5. St. Louis University
  6. University of Portland 
  7. Georgetown University 
  8. Duke University
  9. NYU
  10. Northeastern University


POLITICAL SCIENCE

  1. Harvard University
  2. Yale University
  3. Georgetown University
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. Princeton University 
  6. Columbia University
  7. Stanford University
  8. Vanderbilt University
  9. University of Chicago
  10. Duke University


RELIGIOUS CAREERS

  1. Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
  2. Moody Bible Institute - Chicago, IL
  3. Notre Dame
  4. List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary - NYC
  5. Southwestern Assemblies of God University - Waxahachie, TX
  6. Emmaus Bible College - Dubuque, IA
  7. Columbia International University - Columbia, SC
  8. Clarks Summit University - Clarks Summit, PA
  9. Johnson University - Knoxville, TN
  10. Yeshiva University - NYC


VETERINARY SCIENCE 

  1. Vet Tech Institute of Houston (2-year)
  2. Penn State University 
  3. Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology (2-year) - Denver, CO 
  4. Purdue University
  5. Veterinary Technology Institute (2-year) - Pittsburgh, PA 
  6. Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
  7. Fox College (2-year) - Bedford Park, IL
  8. Carrington College (2-year) - Pomona, CA 
  9. Murray State University - Murray, KY
  10. Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN





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