The University of Kansas is a major public comprehensive research and teaching university fully accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. KU offers the highest-quality academic programs (142 bachelor, 129 masters, and 100 doctorate and professional degree programs.) The academic programs are supported by 12 libraries and several museums, including art and natural history. Top national ranked programs in public administration, special education, occupational therapy, speech-langugae-pathology, environmental policy and management, education, petroleum engineering, and physical therapy provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic opportunities. Excellent programs are available in architecture, art, business, design, education, engineering, health professions, journalism, liberal arts, law, medicine, music, nursing, pharmacy, and social welfare. The student population is 20% minority and comes from all 50 US states and 110 countries. The university has over 2800 faculty. The Applied English Center is fully accredited by CEA. The university provides a full range of student services, on-campus housing, and many part-time employment opportunities. There are endless opportunities at the university, tuition/fees and housing costs are reasonable, and an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree from the University of Kansas is valued all over the world.