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Most four-year colleges offer bachelor’s degrees with some also offering associate degrees. In contrast, an institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees is considered a university. They offer undergraduate programs that will lead a student towards a master’s degree or a doctorate.
The main difference between a community college and a university is that most degrees at a community college only take two years to complete, while degrees at a four year university take four years to complete. Instead, community colleges award certificates and associate degrees.
Results show that colleges became universities in response to declining freshmen enrollments, prior adoption of curricula associated with the comprehensive university model, and when network contacts previously became universities.
Generally, once you leave for university, it’s difficulty depends on your major. Some say junior and senior get easier because you’re doing the classes you enjoy and want to do. Some say the work of junior and senior is just tougher and it makes university harder.
The remaining three public institutions— Shawnee State University, Central State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University —are relatively small.
Ohio University was recognized by the new state on February 18, 1804, as its charter was certified by the General Assembly of the new state.
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains separate select admissions criteria. Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study. On the graduate level, the university grants master’s degrees in many of its major academic divisions, and doctoral degrees in selected departments.
Northeastern Ohio Medical University is a public medical school partnered with The University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University (for Pharmacy) offering a combined B.S./M.D. program and a Pharm. D. program.