The United States Department of Education (ED) serves as the federal agency charged with addressing education-related issues.
The history of institutions of higher education includes the evolution of single-sex colleges and universities.
Religious colleges and universities can be distinguished from nonsectarian private institutions by their commitment to religious rituals, traditions, and/or core religious beliefs.
In the United States, the postsecondary educational landscape has been dominated historically by the existence of nonprofit public and private degree-granting colleges and universities.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary, unincorporated association that organizes the intercollegiate athletic programs of its membership, which includes more than 1,200 colleges and universities.
The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) was founded in 1960 by a group of attorneys who frequently handled cases involving colleges and universities;
The Higher Education Act of 1965 defined Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as those founded before 1964 with the mission of educating African Americans.
Community and junior colleges are unique to American education, and no form of higher education is more varied than these institutions, all of which must comply with the same array of laws as other postsecondary educational institutions whether dealing with students, faculty, or staff.