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.

1. Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI

School Highlight: The College of Engineering Technology is the largest school of this type in the U.S.

Ferris State University (FSU) ranked 13th on U.S. News & World Report's list of top public schools in 2015. The College of Engineering Technology (CET) 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

School Highlight: Out-of-state students enrolled in the online M.S. program pay Michigan tuition rates.

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was ranked 22nd among public schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. 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.

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

School Highlight: M.S. in Quality Assurance program allows students to customize their degree program to their industrial area of focus.

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.

Top Schools with Quality Control Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Bowling Green State University Master of Technology Management degree is delivered completely online with high rate of job placement for graduating students Bowling Green, OH
Eastern Kentucky University Associate's degree program in quality assurance is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering Richmond, KY
Pennsylvania State University Ranked the 48th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2015 University Park, PA
Purdue University Calumet Designated a Center for Academic Excellence in 2014 by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security Hammond, IN
Rochester Institute of Technology Enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is nearly 20% international students Rochester, NY
San Jose State University NASA Ames Research Center has a long running partner relationship with San Jose State San Jose, CA
University of Minnesota Quality management program is available entirely online Crookston, MN

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