Top Schools for Quality Control

Read about programs in quality control and inspection, the process by which products and services are determined safe for consumer use. Learn about the degree options at three universities, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. with programs in quality control.

School Overviews

Three of the top schools for quality control programs include Ferris State University and Eastern Michigan University, both of which have ranked high on the U.S. News & World Report list of top public schools. Ferris State University offers a bachelor's degree in quality engineering technology. Students at Eastern Michigan University can earn a master's degree in quality management. Programs can also be found at California State University in Dominguez Hills, the only one of the three schools to offer both an undergraduate and graduate degree in quality assurance.

Top U.S. Schools with Quality Control Programs

1. Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University (FSU) ranked 22nd on U.S. News & World Report's list of top public schools in 2012. The College of Engineering Technology (CET), the second-largest school of this type in the U.S., offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Quality Engineering Technology (QET). The program was created with the help of members of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Admission requirements include completion of a 2-year manufacturing technology program at FSU or 60 credits in technical and general education.

2. Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was ranked 28th among public schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. It was also named a top Midwestern college by The Princeton Review for the same year. EMU offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Quality Management that prepares graduates for the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Quality Manager (CQM) credentials, available from ASQ. Out-of-state students enrolled in the online M.S. program pay Michigan tuition rates.

3. California State University - Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA

California State University in Dominguez Hills made the President's Higher Education Community Service with Distinction Honor Roll for 2009-10. The university offers both a B.S. and M.S. in Quality Assurance, available both on campus and online. The B.S. program is designed for students who have completed most of their general education requirements; it also includes a measurement sciences option with an emphasis on technical quality and metrics. Unique to the university is the opportunity for students to participate in faculty research efforts.

List of 10 Ten Good Schools with Quality Control Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Bowling Green State University 'QS 2+2', an online bachelor's degree completion program in quality systems Bowling Green, OH
California State University - Dominguez HillsM.S. in Quality Assurance program allows students to customize their degree program to their industrial area of focus Carson, CA
Eastern Kentucky University Associate's degree program in quality assurance is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering Richmond, KY
Eastern Michigan University EMU's quality management program offers a customized format to meet the needs of working professionals Ypsilanti, MI
Ferris State University Students can take classes at 17 locations throughout Michigan Big Rapids, MI
Pennsylvania State University Integrated Master of Manufacturing Management program is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business University Park, PA
Purdue University CalumetCertificate program in quality control teaches students how to implement a Total Quality Management ProgramHammond, IN
Rochester Institute of Technology Online certificate program in quality management focuses on Lean Six Sigma and data analysis Rochester, NY
San Jose State University Aviation and Technology Department is California's oldest department offering degrees in industrial technology San Jose, CA
University of MinnesotaQuality management program is available entirely onlineCrookston, MN

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