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Full-time Bachelor's Degree Program for Adults


College Unbound provides the following options for full-time study leading to a bachelor of arts degree:

CU's signature BA program leads to a degree in Organizational Leadership and Change. It is for full-time study only. Cohorts meet in the evenings each week for class and discussion. Study is self-directed, supplemented by weekly one-on-one mentoring. A personal learning plan and network guide and gauge progress. Prospective students can express interest at any time. Learn more about the application process, our approach to academics and  unique student support services, or attend an open house.


We also collaborate with partners to meet educational needs in a location convenient to part-time students.

  • Workplace Education: CU works with employers to customize full-time or part-time BA programs for employees seeking the degree required to advance in their careers.  Workforce education can include employer assistance or reimbursement. CU currently partners with United Way Rhode Island and Providence Community Health Center to provide a custom BA program to employees who participate in an on-site program for part-time study.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • CU Aquidneck Island: This program is structured for part-time study cohorts of residents of Aquidneck Island and Newport County. There are currently no tuition charges, thanks to scholarships funded by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.                                                                                                                                                   
  • College Unbound's Prison Education Program: We serve non-matriculating, non-degree seeking students inside the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Adult Correctional Institution. There is currently no tuition associated with this program. CU has developed a gateway program to help these students with re-entry upon release, preparing them to continue their education. Learn more.