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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 100% online – learn anywhere, anytime. Our programs are built for your busy life, and you can attend part or full-time.

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  • NO application fee
  • NO test scores required
  • Only takes about 15 minutes

Student Perks

  • Free writing services, career services, mental health counseling services and more
  • Complimentary one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • 24/7 access to our free extensive online library
  • Opportunities to earn graduate credit at undergraduate costs
  • Discounts at Union’s online store of apparel, drinkware and more
  • Access to MyUnion Value - a discount program for students and alumni
  • Early invitations to free webinars, classes and special events

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100% online
access 24/7
part or full time


Free to apply
No test scores

The Institute For Social Justice at Union Institute & University

A commitment to promote social justice and equity.

The mission of The Institute for Social Justice at Union Institute & University is to apply theory to practice through scholar-practitioners, philanthropists, policymakers and other leaders who are committed to promoting social justice and equity in the United States (U.S.) and globally through research, education and policy.

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.