Starting July 31, 2017, Adelphi's University College will be known as the College of Professional and Continuing Studies to better reflect our mission. Learn more about this change.

The Mission of University College

We support the needs of Adelphi’s adult students.

You may be starting or continuing your college degree, or maybe you’re changing careers and are also busy with your family and community commitments. If you’re that type of student, University College was created and developed specifically for you.

We focus on six key points to serve our nontraditional students:


We strive to be the finest adult education program in the region—and the nation.  Our emphasis on quality focuses on every area, from internationally known faculty members to regional and national program accreditations. Even the details count: we continually update staff and student services to cater to our working nontraditional students.

Our students are busy professionals—and often they’re also busy parents—and we work diligently to meet their needs, so convenience is key. Our extensive online web and portal presence simplifies things, along with our night, weekend, online, blended, and accelerated courses. Even more, we have extended office hours and streamlined student services.

We constantly add courses and evolve our programs so that our degrees lead to a variety of cutting-edge industries and fields. Our programs are also designed to directly and indirectly link to graduate school programs and external credentials. We teach our students to think as confident, professional leaders.

There is an emphasis on technological skills and abilities for 21st-century careers—and we aim to take it even further. Our classrooms and faculty members are outfitted with the latest in instructional technology. Our live courses use multimedia and the state-of-the-art software and hardware, and our online and blended courses use the most advanced course management systems available. Most importantly, we not only teach our students how to use technology effectively, but also how to think and excel in an increasingly technological world.

Our mission is to provide higher education to students of all income levels. We’ve reduced tuition and fees and offer extensive grants and scholarships to nontraditional students. We also issue college credit for relevant and substantial work or volunteer experience, which streamlines our degree programs so our students can enter their fields at an accelerated pace.

Personal and Supportive
We care, and our students appreciate a personal touch. This means that we offer a lot of pre-enrollment advising, one consistent point of contact with a University College staff member throughout an entire degree program, and smaller classes that are filled with fellow nontraditional students.


For further information, please contact:

University College
p – 516.877.3412
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