The Union Institute & University - Gantz Undergraduate Center

Contact Person: Jean McKiernan
Phone: (513) 487-1211, (888) 873-9555 x1211

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Brief Description of Program:

The Union Institute & University (UI&U) is headquartered in Cincinnati and maintains centers in Cincinnati, Ohio; Sacramento and Los Angeles, California; North Miami Beach, Florida; Montpelier and Brattleboro, Vermont. The Gantz Undergraduate Center serves learners throughout Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky from its Cincinnati location.

The Union Institute & University was founded in 1964 and currently enrolls almost 3,000 learners are enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Approximately 85% are employed full-time; nearly 40% of those who receive their BA/BS degrees from UI&U pursue graduate study.

The Union Institute & University's primary focus is to provide degree-completion programs designed especially for the highly motivated, self-directed adult student. For this UI&U has received special recognition from the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of America's Best Colleges.

Some of the program advantages that you will find attractive include:

  • Accelerated or Gradual - Move quickly to complete your education or proceed at a pace that fits your lifestyle/situation.
  • Tutorial/On-line/Flexible Scheduling - Appointments and course work are arranged via methods and at times convenient for you. The variety of delivery methods and schedule options are particularly attractive for those who work unusual hours, travel frequently, or have numerous other personal and professional commitments.
  • Credit for Prior College - Obtain credit for courses satisfactorily completed at other regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • Relocation - Once you begin your program, you can complete it regardless of where you might move via Distance Learning.
  • Accredited –Regional accreditation by the higher Learning Commission/North Central Association is especially important if you would like to attend graduate school.