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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

Maridalia Gomez

"The hope is that my project will help guide my community and motivate others to find ways of elevating their own communities."

Kerry Schiff

"...After graduation I will be confident when approaching new experiences and excited about the possibilities in the future."

Johanally Matta

"...After graduation I will continue to work on my purpose while creating the life of my dreams."

Joeanna Cruz

"After graduation I will continue to walk in the confidence that CU instilled in me..."

Jessie Polanco

"...Now I am a Latin American female and single mother with a bachelor's degree."

News & Announcements

Provost Adam Bush

A message from Provost Adam Bush

Constitution Day always catches me by surprise, but when I sit down to write about it, I find it is always urgent and necessary to reflect on what “constitutes” us as a college and a community..
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.

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.