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AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE STUDENTS: SAVE TIME AND MONEY WHEN YOU TRANSFER UP TO 90 CREDITS TOWARD YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AT UNION INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY.

Union Institute & University is a private, non-profit university offering affordable undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as multiple certificates. Our classes are 100% online, and you can attend part or full-time. We thrive on collaboration and work closely with other institutions to offer partnerships that will help our students reach their educational goals.

This unique partnership will allow American River College (ARC) students to transfer up to 90 semester hours from ARC toward a bachelor's degree from Union Institute & University.

The following bachelor's degree programs are available 100% ONLINE around YOUR schedule:

  • Business Management
  • Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development
  • Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation
  • Social Work

Tuition: ARC graduates who transfer into Union’s Business Management or Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation undergraduate programs will receive a scholarship of $100 off per credit hour for the first 30 credit hours of registration (up to $3,000). Members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional first semester $500 scholarship. ARC graduates who transfer into Union’s Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development or Social Work undergraduate programs will receive a tuition rate of only $350/per credit hour for their entire program. No other tuition discounts will apply. UI&U offers all Title IV federal financial aid, State of California grants for private university students as well as several university scholarships.

FREE Student Services Offered: Program advising, writing and math tutoring, 100% online library available 24/7, career services, HELP desk, and mental health services.

Class Format: 100% Online Coursework to fit ANY schedule

Class Start Dates: Undergraduate classes start every 8 weeks

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Completing my degree was a lifetime goal. I also wanted to set a good example that I could finish and be a college graduate.

-Mindy S. - UIU Student