A few Universities offer Co-Operative Education programs i.e. Co-Op programs. Through the co-op program, students are able to alternate academic study with full-time employment, gaining practical experience in their field of study.


Typically, this is how a Co-Op program works: Students are employed for 3 or 6 month period, in a paid position. When they are employed in Co-Op, students do work that is related to their major, and fits within the guidelines of their academic program. And typically, students earn credits for Co-Op, and it appears on their college transcript. 


Universities with Co-Op Programs

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  1. Northeastern University, Boston, MA

  2. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  3. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  5. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  6. Berea College, Berea, KY

  7. Elon University, Elon, NC

  8. Duke University, Durham, NC

  9. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  10. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  11. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

  12. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

  13. Purdue University--West Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN

  14. Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

  15. Endicott College, Beverly, MA

  16. George Washington University, Washington, DC

  17. Bentley University, Waltham, MA

  18. Clemson University, Clemson, SC

  19. Georgetown University, Washington, DC

  20. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA