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What is University College?

Meet the institution that's committed to bringing the highest quality academic programs to students looking to continue their education in the St. Louis area.

We know education.

For over 100 years, Washington University has offered outstanding continuing education and professional programs since 1908. As the needs of their students increased, University College, the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences, was founded officially in 1931 and has been serving the St. Louis region ever since.

While their programs and offerings have evolved, their mission has remained the same: to give adult students the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending and earning a degree or certificate from a world-class research institution. University College is continued education at its highest quality, with tuition rates that are surprisingly affordable and competitive.

With more than 50 programs of study, you'll find degrees and certificates that will help you advance your career, explore new fields, and grow personally and professionally. Even those that aren't seeking a degree will find their place—our open enrollment policy allows students to take evening undergraduate courses on a non-degree basis while exploring their interests.

Meet the Dean

Mark Rollins

Dean of the University College

As Dean of University College at Washington University, my goal is to expand our academic outreach and provide access to high quality education to a broad and diverse audience in the St. Louis region. University College is the continuing education division at the heart of Washington University, offering adults in the St. Louis area opportunities for world-class learning. In that capacity, we have a responsibility to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic health of the communities around us.

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Accreditation and Professional Affiliations

Washington University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the College Board, the American Council on Education, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri. University College is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education, the University Continuing Education Association, and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.