Within thirteen schools and colleges, Auburn University has nationally ranked programs, including architecture, pharmacy, veterinary science, engineering, forestry, interior design, and business. AU has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for more than 20 consecutive years, and was ranked the 48th public university in the nation in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report. Auburn prides itself in putting the students first.
Southern Union State Community College, a two-year college with an academic campus in Valley and a technical and academic campus in Opelika, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degree. Technical certificates are also available.
SUSCC, at their Valley campus, launched the first state accredited Industrial Machine System Technician Apprenticeship Program. This program is a six term curriculum providing knowledge and skill desired by manufacturing companies today. Students who complete this program will acquire a number of certificates, accreditations, and skills much needed in today’s thriving workforce.