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Our Purpose

College Unbound (CU), focuses on adult learners who have faced significant barriers to attending college. CU coordinates courses, field studies, and in-depth project work to help students develop field-specific knowledge and skills that encourage deep learning. CU fills a unique niche in postsecondary education for returning adult learners with a Bachelor’s Degree completion program designed around an innovative, personalized, interest/project-based curriculum model.

Student Experience

Chris Suchmann

"Personally, my three years here have been nothing short of transformational. Graduating isn’t the end for me it’s just the beginning."

Belita Ribeiro

"I’ve never been more inspired to learn, grow, and do more in my life!"

Angie Leary

"College Unbound made my passion come true. In 2017, my organization opened, it's called, 'Can you hear me now?'"

Sherry Rivera

"Even if it takes me til I am 90, I want to see these ideas become reality and impact people!"

Anthony Viera

"I used to work as a maintenance tech at an art college. I would look around at the art and think I could be at this level some day. Now I feel like I am."

Fast Facts

  • grad80% Degree Completion
  • books20% of CU Alumni Accepted to Graduate School
  • faculty87% of CU graduates Are Employed Full Time

News & Announcements

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Big news about financial aid!

CU students may now apply to participate in federal financial assistance programs including the Federal Grant program, the Federal Family Education Loan Program, the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and the Federal Campus-Based Programs.
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Next Steps for CU!

On Thursday, September 20, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) voted to approve College Unbound (CU) to move to the next step toward full accreditation, allowing CU to join our peer colleges representing Rhode Island across the New England post-secondary education landscape.