Universities and colleges are institutions that offer education beyond the secondary level. Colleges may offer only undergraduate or graduate degrees as well. Universities offer more extensive degrees and conduct research. Two-year community and junior colleges offer technical, vocational, and liberal arts programs. Freestanding professional schools offer degrees in law, medicine, engineering, and the like. Two-year colleges in general have open admission, a local service region, low cost, a comprehensive educational program, and ties with community organizations. Community colleges offer education geared to the needs of learners and their communities.