The U.S. educational higher education structure is very diverse. It is made up of undergraduate institutions such as the 2-year community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities. There are also many Master’s and Ph.D. programs that can be found at graduate “schools”. Many of these institutions are public while many others are private. The majority of these accredited entities are non-profit while some are for-profit.
To find out more on the U.S. Educational System, its variety, structure, and to better understand the key terms involved visit the EducationUSA website, the official source on U.S. higher education here.