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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

Zulema Gonzalez

"...Now I am an example for Latina women who want to achieve their goals while facing barriers."

Troy Robinson

"...After graduation I will find a better paying job to better my life."

Tami Miller

"I used to be a single mother, Nana, sister and friend without a Bachelor's Degree. Now I am all of those titles and more WITH a Bachelor's Degree!"

Shaylene Costa

"I used to be a self proclaimed expert sidekick. Now I am a college level leader."

Shawndell Burney-Speaks

"Now I am a confident Black woman, mother, wife, advocate, and an example of hard work and resilience with my bachelor's degree."

News & Announcements

TA to BA program featured in the Providence Journal

We made the front page of The Providence Journal!

Read Linda Borg's latest on how our TA2BA program, offered in partnership with Equity Institute, is changing the game for teacher's assistants and school paraprofessionals looking to take the next step in their careers.
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Stanford Social Innovation Review

At CU, we seek to empower adult learners to transform their families, communities and workplaces--and we aspire to transform higher education while we're at it.

Read more about how we're working towards these goals.

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.