Starting Your Degree

A Personal Experience Downtown or Online

Education on Your Terms

At University College, we understand your college plans may be looking different than you thought they would. With three decades of experience as leaders in online and distance learning, we are ready to meet the needs of our first-time college students, amid any obstacles that come their way. If a four-year full-time degree program doesn't fit your busy life, or the uncertainty of the pandemic has you reassessing your college plans, we're here to help. 

We have affordable options designed to help keep your education on track, keep you safe and give you peace of mind.

Considering a Gap Year? Spend it with UC

Perhaps you were intending to enroll full-time at a university in the fall, but are reconsidering due to the uncertainty of the times. You can take a gap year while gaining college experience and credit toward your degree. Our professors are experienced at providing exemplary online courses and our advisors can help you find a path that works for you.

At UC, you can: 

  • Try it Out. Take a few online courses, earning credits while you figure out your next steps. 
  • Stay on Track. Knock off a prerequisite or two, earn a certificate, or up to a full year of college credits that you can transfer to your college of choice.
  • Start Your RWU Degree. You can do an entire bachelor’s degree with UC for less than a year's tuition at many colleges. With online and in-person options. 

At UC, you'll gain the skills you need to get ahead and make a change in your life and your community. All you have to decide is the path that's right for you.

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We Offer the Support to Help You Thrive

At UC, our focus is on you and your experience with us. Here, you'll find whatever support you need to succeed – whether that's career advisement or family help. We offer personal attention and the support that comes with our small size.

Wrap-Around Support
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We Offer Classes that Fit Your Schedule

If you have a job, family responsibilities or other obligations, we will help you to find a schedule that works. We offer evening online class options because our class schedules are meant to fit your life. Our flexible fall schedule – with 5-, 8-, 10- and 15-week terms – allows you to find the structure that works best for you. 

Tailor Your Experience
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We Have Faculty Experts Here for You

Faculty and staff are here to lend you their expertise and connections. You will develop personal relationships and learn skills from experts who know their fields inside out, while contributing to real-world projects. 

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We Are an Affordable Private School Experience

A degree from Roger Williams University comes with the recognition of having succeeded at a high-quality private university. You can take care of pre-reqs and get a stackable micro-credential at the same time, getting more value for your time and money. Federal financial aid is available to help fund your education.

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Tuition and Fees

Ready to get started? Learn more about the cost of an RWU education at UC. 

Tuition and Fees

Why UC?

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Because Our Students Are Creators

Get a taste of what it's like being an entrepreneur. Start a club or organization. The experience provides key skills, like project management or leadership, that you can use to secure jobs.

Define Your UC Experience
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Because Our Students Are Change Makers

Our student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, and unique program offerings.

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Because You'll Get Started on Your Dreams

Take the first steps toward success and discover the UC difference. Every aspect of our school is designed to help you succeed.

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