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Union Institute & University, the number one adult-focused and diverse non-profit university in Ohio*, offers bachelor, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates in education, leadership, social justice, mental wellness, public service, health care, and more. Classes are designed for you to learn anywhere, anytime. Union's programs are built for your busy life, and you can attend part- or full-time.
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The institute for social justice
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A commitment to promote social justice and equity.
Conceived in 2018, the Institute is a signature initiative under the leadership of Karen Schuster Webb, Ph.D., president of Union, to rekindle the university’s founding mission as a university without walls and borders.
HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION
Proud to be the only one in Ohio.
Hispanic students represent 34% percent of our 2021 undergraduate enrollment.
A Hispanic Serving Institution is a designation by the U.S. Department of Education, indicating an accredited, degree-granting, nonprofit institution of higher learning with at least 25% Hispanic full-time undergraduate students. Across the Midwest, there are only 18 HSI colleges, and Union is proud to be the only one in Ohio.
The Faces of Union
Since our founding in 1964, we have learned that higher education has many faces – the Union experience has changed the lives of more than 20,000 graduates over the past 50+ years. Read stories about our graduates and faculty who have become educators, elected leaders, published authors, advocates for social justice and more.
*Data was retrieved in May 2021 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). Includes 2019-2020 data for universities in Ohio with at least 50% of their student population aged 25 and older.