Study abroad in the United States

Study abroad in the United States


What are the variant names for “The United States”?

The United States of AmericaThe United States, The  States, America, USA, US

What is the geographical location of The United States?

The United States is located in North America.

What is the surface area?

[9,632,030 km2] [3,718,947 mi2] is the surface area.

What is the population?

[318.9 million] is the population (2014 census).

What is the capital?

Washington is the capital.

Washington, USA

What is the nature of the political regime?

The United States is a unitary federal republic.

Who is the Chief of State?

President Donald Trump is the Chief of State.

Who is the Head of Government?

President Donald Trump is the Head of Government

What is the official language?

English is the official language.

What is the currency?

The American dollaris the currency.

Higher Education

What is the supervising body?

There is no such thing as ministry of education at the national level: each state (local government) has the responsibility of running it’s own education affairs. The bulk of the funding comes from the states as well as public and private organizations.

The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED) is administered by the United States secretary of education. ED’s role is purely one of leadership. Education funding from the federal government is limited [8%] and highly targeted.

What is the system of Education?

The United States follows the 3-tier system of Higher Education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) founded on teaching and research.

What is the number of higher education institutions?

Higher Education in The United States is made up of public and private institutions. Public Universities fall into two categories: “open-access” and “limited-access” institutions.

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[] is the number of public universities.

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What is the number of students?

[] students are enrolled in American Higher Education institutions for the (2012-2013) academic year.

What is the number of international students?

[1 000 000+] international students are enrolled in American Higher Education institutions for the (2018-2019) academic year.

What is the number of academics?

[] is the number of academics teaching and doing research in the various public and private Higher Education institutions during the academic year (2012-2013).

What is the student/teacher ratio?

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What are the degrees awarded?

Higher education institutions in The United States offer programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree (… years) , a Master’s degree (… years) and a Doctorate/PhD degree (… years).

What are the admission requirements?

On completion of the secondary school program, students can pursue their studies in one of the higher education institutions. They may, however, be required to have high higher secondary certificate grades and take an entrance exam to attend some higher education schools/institutes.

What is the amount of Fees?

Studies in public higher education institutions are free. In the private sector, studies are paid and scholarship fees vary from one institution to another.

How is the academic year organized?

Higher education institutions follow a semester system which divides the academic year into two terms of equal length. Each institution decides upon its own academic calendar; however, academic year generally starts in September and ends in June. There are winter and summer breaks. Summer school is also available at some universities.

How is assessment & Evaluation carried out?

Student evaluation is carried out through coursework, exams, presentations, reports and end-of-term projects. Each institution sets its own standards for student achievement.

What is the Grading and reporting method in use?

Various grading and reporting methods are used . Each higher education institution may use one or many grading standards.


Moroccan International Student in America – May 8, 2015


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