The United States of America (USA) is a federal constitutional republic made up of 50 states and one federal district I.e. Washington, D.C., which is the capital district. The US is situated in the central southern part of North America almost entirely in the western hemisphere. The US has and provides different methods of public transportation, such as buses, taxis or trains. The country continues to rank very high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, GDP, and worker productivity. The United States has the highest military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, and has a leading political, cultural, and scientific force globally.


Most of the candidates who are willing to pursue their higher studies in the US must be surprised to know that the US has not any specified educational system. The Federal government has influence education only by the funding it offers, but this is limited. Likewise, CBSE board examinations in India, there is no national high school graduation examination. There are, however, state graduation examinations, and the candidate must pass these.

Major stages covered under the US Education System are:

  • Elementary school
  • Middle School
  • High school
  • Post-secondary (college)

Types of Higher Education Institutes in the USA:-

State School/college/University:-The US comprises of 50 states, each state run at least one university or colleges for providing quality higher education to children at low rates. These universities are funded by the respective state governments and are equipped with state of the art facilities. E.g. The University of California or Texas A&M University.

Private University/College:-These colleges are run privately and are considered costly as compared to the state schools.

Community Colleges:-Community colleges offer two-year certification or associate degree which is transferable. Generally, Community college graduates transfer to universities or four-year colleges in order to complete their degree. They are allowed to transfer the credits which they have earned in the community college. Community colleges offer ESL courses or other programs which prepare candidates for studying university-level courses.

Technology Institutes:-These are the institutes which provide four-year courses related to science and technology.


The US government provides ample opportunities to international students for higher education and job opportunities in the globalized market.The US provides one of the most popular business school destinations with the most number of prestigious B-schools in the world.Students willing to pursue an MBA from the top universities of USA is an advantage in itself, but along with it candidates also get strong infrastructural support, great internships and exposure to latest subject and technology besides practical training through projects. Exposure to the business environment during internships in top companies grooms MBA candidate into future entrepreneurs and business executives. The main factor that differentiates US B-schools from rest of the world is the fact that American MBA is all about expanding people’s network and knowing the right people, and ultimately it will be this network of people which will help budding entrepreneurship. To get into the aspect of US B-schools, the quality of work experience is given a bit more preference over academic records. It is mandatory for the students to clear GMAT and English proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS.