Since 1964, Union Institute & University has specialized in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Union is a non-profit, regionally accredited university that offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in a delivery model that is the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults.
Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction; interdisciplinary studies; and student-centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes.
Thousands have completed their degrees at Union while juggling multiple commitments, including the balancing act of family and career. You CAN do this…start the next step in your education journey today, apply now!
Founded as the Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education (UREHE) by 10 college presidents. Royce (Tim) Pitkin named first chairman.
The UREHE consortium was first headquartered in Yellow Springs, OH., Antioch faculty member Dr. Samuel Baskin became the consortium’s first president in 1965.
The name "The Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities" is adopted.
Registered with the Ohio Board of Regents.
President King Virgil Cheek moves offices from Yellow Springs, OH to leased offices in Cincinnati.
Undergraduate centers in California and Florida opened.
First five-year accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
University name changed to "The Union Institute."
The former historic building that housed the Beau Brummel Ties Company is purchased and renovated to become Union’s new national headquarters.
Acquisition of Vermont College, University name changed to "Union Institute & University."
Union Institute & University's Board of Trustees named Dr. Roger H. Sublett as the university's fifth president.
Accreditation renewed by the Higher Learning Commission through 2016.
Florida Academic Center moves to Hollywood, FL.
Accreditation renewed by the Higher Learning Commission through 2026.
MA-CHMC program awarded CACREP Accreditation.
MA-Health & Wellness program awarded CAAHEP Accreditation
Union Institute & University's Board of Trustees named Dr. Karen Schuster Webb as the university's sixth president.
Union Institute & University moves national headquarters to 2090 Florence Avenue in Cincinnati, OH.
The Institute for Social Justice is created as a signature initiative under the leadership of President Karen Shuster Webb.