Continuing Education – Aquinas’s Undergraduate Program for Adults

  • Continuing Education

Featured Highlights

  • The Welcome discount provides new Continuing Education students a 50% tuition reduction for the first three credits through the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.
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  • You’ve served your country; now let us serve you...
    Military Friendly Designation Bronze 22-23
  • Life for the working mother of three young children was already an uphill climb, considering she does not speak English as her native language and she’s legally blind, but she made the decision to come to AQ and finish her degree.
    Mayerlyn Benscome
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Every class I took in my major had something I could use inside my business. I could immediately see the value.
John Lowery
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The transition from the military to Aquinas wasn’t difficult. AQ has a warm and supportive atmosphere. And there is someone to help you budget and fill out all the G.I. Bill forms.
Chris Calcagno
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While it’s a nurturing place, it’s also very challenging. Hard work is what you need to be successful. And you definitely get your money’s worth at Aquinas.
Marlin Feyen

First things first: Aquinas is about academics

There are a lot of places for adults to go back to school. But there aren’t many like Aquinas College. We pioneered the idea of continuing education for adults back in 1969. And we provide an opportunity like no other, with the high standards you would expect from a private liberal arts college in an environment that will prepare you for success in the real world. You can choose from over 60 programs with classes taught by highly experienced professors in a vibrant academic setting. Our students are more than just someone filling a seat. You’ll get personal attention from the beginning of your application process to the end of your final exams.

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When it comes to cost, you might be (pleasantly) surprised

Between the Welcome discount, federal and state grants, Federal Direct loans, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and a host of other programs, this investment in your future could cost a lot less than you’d imagine. And, Aquinas makes financing your education even easier with payment plans. 

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Services abound to help you succeed

From one-on- one attention in the library, to math labs, writing centers and tutoring, Aquinas has what you need to succeed.

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Further your theological education...

Over fifteen years ago, Aquinas College and the Diocese of Grand Rapids created the Certificate in Theological Studies. The program was designed for lay people engaged in ministry and those who want to further their theological education. Courses are intended to build on what one already knows and prepare participants for further study if that is one's desire.

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  • Ranked among the top National Liberal Arts Colleges
    U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges

Aquinas College is great where it counts.

  • 1,400
    Total student enrollment
  • 10:1
    Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 94%
    Placement rate
  • 100+
    Majors and Minors