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Quality Assurance Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Quality assurance, or quality control, is the process that ensures products and services meet government requirements or internal standards. Interdisciplinary quality assurance training programs are available through 2-year and 4-year schools.

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Quality assurance is an interdisciplinary profession incorporating science, engineering and business. Professionals may earn a certificate or associate's degree in quality assurance after working in a manufacturing environment.

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  • Hazardous Materials Information Systems
  • Industrial Safety Technologies
  • Occupational Safety Technologies
  • Quality Control Technologies

Schools with Quality Assurance Programs

Here are a few schools offering quality assurance programs at various degree levels:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees, Out-of-state (2015-2016)*
University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH 4-year, Public Certificate Undergraduate: $19,040
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI 4-year, Public Master's, Graduate Certificate Graduate: $27,712
Universidad Del Turabo Gurabo, PR 4-year, Private Associate's Undergraduate: $5,820
Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI 4-year, Public Certificate, Bachelor's Undergraduate: $17,562
California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 4-year, Public Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's Undergraduate: $6,213, Graduate: $17,373
Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN 4-year, Public Certificate Undergraduate: $19,408
Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX 4-year, Public Master's Graduate: $12,686

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for quality assurance schools:

  • A student's desired career path should be considered, along with the selection of industry-specific courses, when choosing a quality assurance school.
  • A quality assurance technician may consider a school with a master's program that offers a regulatory science major or concentration to prepare for employment as a quality assurance director.
  • Students should consider schools that offer a range of hands-on experiences, such as internships.
  • Students should consider a school's reputation and placement within published school rankings.

Quality assurance programs incorporate various fields, such as natural sciences and engineering. Various schools offer degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels, as well as certificate programs.

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