• COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

    Our competency-based degree programs help students master specific skills (not just accumulate credit hours) to achieve their degree.

  • AFFORDABLE

    We offer some of the most affordable degrees in the country, with an emphasis on increasing access to quality education and creating options for every type of student.

  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

    We don’t believe that a full-time job should keep you from achieving your dreams. Our degrees are online and flexibly paced to fit into the demands of a busy life.

OUR STORY

College for America is workforce partnerships division of Southern New Hampshire University, working with companies nationwide to educate, empower, and advance their employees.

It’s a part of Southern New Hampshire University—a fully accredited, 83-year-old, nonprofit university with on-campus, online, and at-work educational offerings. It’s one of the country’s largest universities with over 50,000 students nationwide. Central to every school of SNHU is a commitment to putting student success at the center of everything we do.

National Leaders in Competency-Based Education

College for America was founded with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. We’re proud to have broken ground in the effort to make a rigorous, workplace-applicable college degree available to every working adult.

Accolades

First university in the nation to be approved for federal financial aid under the U.S. Department of Education’s direct assessment provisions, independent of traditional credit hours

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First nationally available, fully accredited $10,000 Bachelor’s degree

Awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s “First in the World” grant—one of 24 schools out of roughly 500 applicants nationwide—for groundbreaking research on improving developmental education

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A founding member of the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)

FOR EMPLOYERS

We partner with employers nationwide to bring a competency-based college degree program to their employees at an extraordinarily low cost.

Build talent and develop skills

Recruit, retain, and engage your workforce

Give employees access to degree programs uniquely applicable in the workplace

HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER

FOR STUDENTS

Working adults with busy lives need a college degree program that fits within their work and home life—and often a tight budget.

Just $3,000 a year or less, all inclusive

Flexibly scheduled work for busy lives

Fully accredited associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in broadly applicable fields of study

HOW TO APPLY