About University Center

About University Center

Current Profile

The University Center is comprised of 9 public and 11 private institutions providing bachelor completion, graduate, and advanced professional development programs at multiple sites to those who work or reside in or near Lake County.

More than 130 degrees, certificates, and professional development courses are offered in business, computer science/information systems, education, engineering, health care and human services, legal studies, liberal arts and sciences, library and information sciences, psychology, technology.

Students apply to and graduate from an individual college or university offering fully-accredited degrees; academic standards and quality are rigorously maintained by the faculty of each college or university.

Classes are scheduled in a variety of delivery formats that appeal to adult learners: evenings and weekends, face-to-face, online, blended, and interactive video.

In 2015-16, 1,130 courses yielded 6,356 registrations from 1,537 students.  Degrees or certificates were awarded to 349 students.  In the same time period, UC’s pre-admission advisor met with 424 prospective students.

Vision

The University Center aspires to be recognized throughout the region as a leader in transforming lives, developing talent, and creating success through innovative and responsive approaches to higher education—emphasizing accessibility, flexibility and choice.

Mission

The University Center, a consortium-based center, provides high quality educational opportunities for the residents, workers, and employers of the Lake County region.