Urbana University is a private, four-year not-for-profit institution of higher education located in the city of Urbana, Ohio. In 1850, the leadership of the Swedenborgian Church founded the coeducational Urbana Seminary, and began classes for elementary and secondary students in a rented room of a building in the Town Square of Urbana, Ohio. Chartered by the State of Ohio, Urbana Seminary added college classes by the mid-1850s. The school halted classes during the Civil War, and resumed once more in 1866. By the turn of the twentieth century, the school eliminated elementary education, focusing on secondary and two-year college programs. By 1928, the school terminated secondary programs, and in 1968, four-year college programs became permanent. Urbana changed its title to Urbana University in the 1980s. Today, the private, not-for-profit institution remains independent, though it retains support from the Swedenborgian Church.
With a curriculum focused on liberal arts and career-oriented degrees, Urbana offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master's degrees, in addition to certificates. Degrees are housed in the following colleges:
- College of Arts, Science & Education
- College of Professional & Applied Studies
Urbana has an online eLearning program that provides a flexible alternative for nontraditional students. Urbana offers several online programs, all accredited at the graduate level. Courses are delivered in eight-week asynchronous formats to better facilitate educational goals.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation:Not applicable
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
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