U.S. Department of Education

The United States Department of Education (ED) serves as the federal agency charged with addressing education-related issues.

Single-Sex Colleges

The history of institutions of higher education includes the evolution of single-sex colleges and universities.

Religious 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.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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.

Community or Junior Colleges

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.