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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 program designed around an innovative, personalized, interest/project-based curriculum model.
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Equity Unbound

College Unbound partners with Equity Institute offering a TA to BA program! Equity Unbound is a collaboration offering BIPOC educators a pathway to a college degree. Equity Unbound was created to help recruit and develop a diverse teacher workforce.

Student Experience

Miche’le Fontes

"I used to be unsure of myself, not confident enough to take up space or speak up. Now, I unapologetically take up space and advocate for any and everything that centers around community, the youth and just about anything else I am passionate about."

April Wilson Samuels

"I used to be ashamed of not having my degree while encouraging and helping so many people get theirs. Now I am standing with my head held high, proud because I finally completed a dream 30 years deferred."

Nicole Scott

"I used to be myself, now I am a better version. After graduation, I will live my best life, I will apply to a graduate school in a dual degree master’s program of MBA and MFA with a concentration on creative writing."

Priscila Rodriquez

"I used to be afraid to speak my mind, now I am confident in my skills and the knowledge I have acquired during my time at CU."

News & Announcements

NECHE President Larry Schall Visits CU

NECHE President Larry Schall Visits CU

"Sounds like College Unbound has found a way for life and school to happen together. It's really delightful to hear the success. You are to be congratulated for coming back, starting over and especially for finishing because finishing is important." -Dr. Larry Schall, President of NECHE
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I Got Vaxed

Check out some of the reasons why people are getting vaccinated at CU. Join the movement.

Fast Facts

  • books97% of CU graduates report that they are more marketable as a result of earning their degree.
  • faculty87% of CU graduates continued their projects after graduation.
  • 75% of students who started in 2016 have completed their BA in less than 4 years.