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Council on Postsecondary Education Approves College Unbound as a New Postsecondary Institution in Rhode Island
In a historic vote on May 20, 2015, the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education welcomed College Unbound as a degree-granting postsecondary option in the state.
Council on Postsecondary Education Approves New Postsecondary Institution in Rhode Island
At a meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Council on Postsecondary Education voted unanimously to approve College Unbound’s request to operate as a postsecondary institution in the state of Rhode Island.
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Quote by a CU Alum
"I feel so grateful to have found College Unbound. I love that I can spend my time studying topics that are important to my professional growth in a way that is meaningful to me and relevant to my career path. I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school, and now I will be the first person in my family to have a college degree."

-Casey D.
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Our mission is to reinvent higher education for underrepresented returning adult learners, using a model that is individualized, interest-based, project-driven, workplace-enhanced, cohort-supported, flexible, supportive, and affordable. College Unbound integrates the students’ own purposes for learning with the needs of their workplaces and communities, improving the lives of the students and the lives of those they touch. As a degree completion college, College Unbound provides access, support through completion, and career placement, ensuring that students get in, stay in, and move forward.
College Unbound has partnered with Charter Oak State College to help students earn college degrees. College Unbound provides the support services. Charter Oak provides the courses. Together they have created a project-based concentration to help students develop 21st century work skills. Or students can develop an individualized concentration to meet their unique needs or select a subject area concentration. Students become a part of the Charter Oak student body, and as such are eligible for all support services. Students graduate with a degree from Charter Oak State College.