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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

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 AROUNDS AT THE ART AND THINK I COULD BE AT THIS LEVEL SOME DAY. NOW I FEEL LIKE I AM.”

Lauren Roy

“I LEARNED HOW TO UNLEARN AND QUESTION AS A PRACTICE, LEADING TO PERSONAL SUCCESS. COLLEGE UNBOUND IS RIGHT NOW AND IT IS THE FUTURE. ”

George O'Toole

George developed Rally for Recovery to give a voice to people in recovery and show the public and those currently in recovery that recovery is possible.

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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Request for Comments

College Unbound is seeking candidacy status with NEASC. If granted candidacy, College Unbound will continue through the accreditation process through a five year period, during which it will undergo annual evaluations by NEASC. The public is invited to submit comments.
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National Press Features CU Innovations

Provost Adam Bush tells the Chronicle of Higher Education how the degree program for adult learners came to feature student-driven projects, roles for peers and practitioners, and dinner-seminars with child care.
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How We Stay Productive

In a world of battling priorities and constant changes here's how College Unbound stays productive.