The United States of America is popularly regarded as the United States is a federal republic comprises 50 states. United States is dominated by Christian majority. With its capital settled in Washington D.C.
US constitute five self-governing territories, a federal district and numerous possessions. It has over 325 million people and ranked fourth largest country by total area and the third most populous country after china and India.
The largest state by population is New York City. Us is classified 17 world’s mega diverse counties owing to it extremely diverse geography, climate and wild life.
The United States is the founding member of the international monetary fund, United Nations, World Bank and Organisation of American state.
It’s highly developed with world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and secondary largest economy by PPP
Higher education in the United States is also referred to as post-secondary education. Outstanding research and massive funding have formed the basis for which American universities are classified among world’s most prestigious universities, making them attractive to international students, researchers and professors in the pursuit of quality and academic excellence.
According to statistics in 2008, there are 4726 degree awarding universities in the US which accounts for 22.4 million people comprising students, staffs and faculty.
Higher education has brought about the establishment of accreditation bodies, independent of the government to evaluate the quality of competing degree. The accreditation bodies’ rate universities on criteria such as the quality of libraries, academic quality, financial solvency degree which faculties holds and publishing records of faculties.
US education is unique in the world to place story emphases on liberal arts education in its higher education curriculum.
American universities are highly decentralized. Public universities are managed by the individual states and territories the federal government does not directly regulate universities.