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 $2,500 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

  • COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

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

  • EXTRAORDINARILY LOW COST

    We partner with employers nationwide to bring our fully accredited degree programs to their employees at a cost of just $2,500 per year (or less)!

  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

    Students may advance very quickly through subjects they have already mastered in their life and career, and can get extra time and support in areas new to them.

OUR STORY

College for America is part of Southern New Hampshire University—a fully accredited, 83-year-old, nonprofit university, which also includes a traditional four-year college campus in Manchester, NH and one of the country’s largest online universities with over 50,000 students nationwide. Central to every school of Southern New Hampshire University is a shared vision of putting student success at the center of everything we do.

College For America Leadership

  • Kris Clerkin

    Executive Director

  • Bill Kuslaka

    Director of Technology

  • Yvonne Simon

    Chief Learning Architect

  • Alan Laurentano

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Colin Van Ostern

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Kate Kazin

    Chief Academic Officer

  • Steve Giglio

    Director of Corporate Partnerships

  • Julian Alssid

    Chief Workforce Strategist

  • Paul LeBlanc

    President, SNHU

Fully Accredited

As part of Southern New Hampshire University, CfA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges—one of the six regional accreditors across the nation certified by the U.S. Department of Education. Students in CfA’s Associate of Arts degree programs are fully eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

College for America students receive a degree from Southern New Hampshire University upon graduation.

Partnering Nationwide

 

College for America is the university’s division which partners with employers nationwide to bring competency-based degree programs to their frontline employees, building talent and promotable skills.

 

We offer degrees that are engineered to work for working adults: applicable in the workplace, flexibly scheduled for busy lives, and extraordinarily affordable.

 

Partner With Us

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • A founding member of the Competency-Based Education Network