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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

Taina Rosario

"Attending College Unbound has given me the opportunity to pursue and complete my degree while advancing my personal vision of community health through project-based learning. My goal is to develop and empower young ambassadors for health in our inner cities that will create ripples of change in their communities and the state."

Lily Torres

"I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to earn my Bachelor’s degree from College Unbound. This degree will now push me further to achieving my dream of one day becoming a lawyer."

Luz M. Gonzalez

"I am a New York City native and Human Resources enthusiast, who loves the arts. I love to utilize my love of children, shared experiences, and organizational management to spread joy and enhance work experiences."

William Shavers

"I chose the program at CU because I have a passion for learning with like-minded students. After graduation I want to attain my Master’s & grow as a Housing Advocate. I love the community I live in & want to help move it forward!"

Charlene Howie

"My college journey began in 2004. I wanted my Bachelor's & a college right for me, one that would fit my schedule being a mom with 3 daughters while working & maintaining a personal life. Now, I am graduating, a moment I have always wanted!"

News & Announcements

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CU in the Media

Download this special pdf displaying College Unbound in the media. Feel free to share!
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CU in the news!

Check out this article on NewportRI.com featuring CU students Dianne Ford and Nycole Matthews.
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Adult Learner Barriers

Strada Education Network interviewed our students to learn more about the barriers adult learners face in completing their degrees. Thank you to our amazing, articulate, resilient students for sharing your experiences. You are so powerful.
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New Series of Blog Posts from ACE

In a series of new blog posts from the American Council on Education, four higher education leaders take a look at CU and its learner-centered, student-driven approach to higher education.