College Safety Schools on Your College List?


Safety Schools – Public Colleges and Universities

Have you added several college safety schools on your college choice list yet?

Or are you currently attending your selected safety school?

Public colleges and universities usually fall into that college safety schools category except for those that are highly competitive like UCal Berkley or UNC Chapel Hill.

Don’t make the typical mistake of underestimating their quality of education because they lack a “brand name”.

These could be great launching pads for developing highly successful future careers.

More than one successful U.S. citizen began their career paths at a “safety school“.

And who could that be…you may wonder?

Well, let’s start with the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, University of Delaware.

And then we have:

  • Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google, University of Michigan
  • Oprah Winfrey, Media Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Tennessee, State University
  • Warren Buffett, Business Investor/Tycoon, University of Nebraska/Lincoln
  • Guy Fieri, Food Media Entrepreneur, University of Nevada/Las Vegas
  • Gabrielle Union, Actress/Philanthropist, U.C.L.A.
  • John Madden, Football Coach/Sportscaster, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Amy Tan, Author, San Jose State University
  • Maxine Waters, U.S. Congressional Representative, California State University/Los Angeles
  • Tina Fey, Comedienne/Writer/Producer, University of Virginia
  • Shaquille O’Neal, Athlete/Entrepreneur, Louisiana State University
  • Mayim Bialik, Actress/Neuroscientist, U.C.L.A.
  • Tim Cook, CEO/Apple, Auburn University
  • Satya Nadella, CEO/Microsoft, University of Wisconsin
  • Jensen Huang, CEO/Nvidia, Oregon State University
  • John Legere, CEO/TMobile, University of Massachusetts/Amherst
  • David Steward, chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, Central Missouri State University

So, as the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. 

The bottom-line is that what you take out of your educational experience will lay the groundwork for your future successes.

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And here to help you along are 5 key academic strategies that can make that journey much more rewarding:

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5 Keys to College Academic Success

Knowing your safety school’s 5 key policies to college academic success before you begin your new academic journey can give you a tremendous advantage!

Want to make the best choices, both academically and financially?

Then check out your safety school’s 5 key policies, listed primarily in the Academic Regulations section of their online catalogue.

Also, if you’re having difficulty finding the exact info, then make sure you use a keyword approach in their website’s search function.

Once you find them, analyze each one.

Does it fit in with your plans to graduate in 4 years?

Have additional questions?

BTW – Never hesitate to ask questions. It really is the only way to track down the right answers.

Email us and/or the college/university’s Academic Advising Office.

Could you also use a road map, so to speak?

Then download our FREE guide – 5 Keys to College Academic Success.  Use it as a guide as you check out the 5 keys of various safety schools.

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American Public College and Universities

Below are the 215 members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Seventy-nine are U.S. land-grant institutions.
Twenty-three are historically Black colleges/universities (HBCU) of which 21 are land-grant institutions.

In 1994, the federal government designated 36 Native American institutions land-grant universities under the aegis of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).


  1. Land-grant institution as designated by the state legislature
  2. Historically Black College or University
  3. Hispanic Serving Institution

Alabama A&M University 1, 2
Auburn University 1
Tuskegee University 1, 2
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of South Alabama

University of Alaska Fairbanks 1 

American Samoa Community College 1

Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona 1,3

Arkansas State University
University of Arkansas 1
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1, 2

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Fresno 3
California State University, Fullerton 3
California State University, Northridge 3
California State University, Sacramento 3
San Diego State University 3
San Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley 1
University of California, Davis 1
University of California, Irvine 3
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced 3
University of California, Riverside 1, 3
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara 3
University of California, Santa Cruz 3

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University 1
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado Denver ⁄ Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Connecticut 1

Delaware State University 1, 2
University of Delaware 1

University of the District of Columbia 1, 2

College of Micronesia – FSM 

Florida A&M University 1, 2
Florida Atlantic University 3
Florida International University 3
Florida State University
University of Central Florida 3
University of Florida 1
University of South Florida

Augusta University
Fort Valley State University 1, 2
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Kennesaw State University
The University of Georgia 1

University of Guam 1

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa 1

Boise State University
University of Idaho 1

Illinois State University
Northern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
University of Illinois at Chicago 3
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1 

Ball State University
Indiana University
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University 1

Iowa State University 1
University of Iowa

Kansas State University 1
University of Kansas
Wichita State University

Kentucky State University 1, 2
University of Kentucky 1
University of Louisville

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 1 
Louisiana Tech University
Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge 1, 2
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
University of New Orleans   

The University of Maine 1

Morgan State University 2
United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park 1
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1, 2
University of Maryland Global Campus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1
University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Central Michigan University
Michigan State University 1
Michigan Technological University
Oakland University
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

University of Minnesota 1
University of Minnesota Duluth


Alcorn State University 1, 2
Jackson State University 2
Mississippi State University 1
The University of Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi

Lincoln University 1, 2
Missouri University of Science and Technology
University of Missouri-Columbia 1 
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Montana State University 1
The University of Montana

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 3
University of Nevada, Reno 1

University of New Hampshire 1

Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1
Rutgers University – Newark 3

New Mexico State University 1, 3
The University of New Mexico 3

Binghamton University, SUNY
Cornell University 1
Stony Brook University, SUNY
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The City College of New York, CUNY 3
University at Albany, SUNY
University at Buffalo, SUNY

East Carolina University
North Carolina A&T State University 1, 2
North Carolina State University 1
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

North Dakota State University1
The University of North Dakota

Northern Marianas College

Bowling Green State University
Central State University 1, 2
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Ohio University
The Ohio State University 1
The University of Akron
The University of Toledo
University of Cincinnati
Wright State University

Langston University 1, 2
Oklahoma State University 1
University of Oklahoma

Oregon State University 1
Portland State University
University of Oregon

The Pennsylvania State University 1
Temple University
University of Pittsburgh

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez  1, 3

The University of Rhode Island 1

Clemson University 1
South Carolina State University 1, 2
University of South Carolina

South Dakota Mines
South Dakota State University 1
University of South Dakota

Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University 1, 2
The University of Memphis 
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1

Prairie View A&M University 1, 2
Texas A&M University 1
Texas State University
Texas Tech University 3
University of Houston 3
University of North Texas
University of Texas at Arlington 3
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso 3
The University of Texas at San Antonio 3
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 3

The University of Utah
Utah State University 1

The University of Vermont 1

University of the Virgin Islands 1, 2

The College of William & Mary
George Mason University
Old Dominion University
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) 1
Virginia State University 1, 2

University of Washington
Washington State University 1

Marshall University
West Virginia State University 1, 2
West Virginia University 1

University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wyoming  1


So, remember, have an open mind. Do your research. And select college safety schools that give you a wide selection of choices, options, and opportunities.

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A Word to the Wise…

Whenever a college student faces an academic and/or social challenge, they often ask a peer or a friend first for advice. And that’s okay.

However, resolving the issue to your best advantage often requires consulting with an academic advising professional as well.

Your academic adviser knows the campus academically, administratively, and socially.

And what they don’t know, they can point you to the person who does know.  Include this strategy in your current plan for college success.

Disclaimer Reminder: A college student's first line of inquiry should always be with their campus academic adviser. College Success Life Advising Sessions provide additional problem-solving options to undergraduate and graduate students for further exploration on their individual campuses. Students should always consult their assigned adviser not only during the course selection process but periodically to keep apprised of programmatic changes, testing requirements, course additions/deletions, GPA modifications, etc.

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