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Career-Focused College for the Person You Are Now

Earning a college degree ramps up your earning power. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for someone 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree is $1,137 per week. Compare that to high school graduates who can expect to earn just $678 a week on average and those with some college, but no degree who typically earn a median weekly salary of $738. [1]Fact1

Clearly, completing your degree can be a big economic boost for you and your family. Did you know that 38% of adult learners are over age 25 and of these 26% have children? [2]

Sure you have a few years behind you. Maybe you have children and most likely job responsibilities. Despite all that it’s not too late for you to earn a college degree or even a second bachelor’s degree that will help you take your career in an exciting new direction.

Harrisburg University’s Adult Degree Program is career focused and designed specifically for working professionals like you who would find it difficult to attend traditional college.Y ou can earn your degree 100% online or take a blended format where classes are online and during the evening or on weekends for your convenience.

Your classes will include career driven, adult working professionals exclusively. Projects will encompass opportunities to work independently and to occasionally collaborate with other adult students. Courses are practical, accelerated and offered online and in a blended (online and classroom) format. What you learn today you’ll be able to use tomorrow at work.


Our Program Philosophy

The professional college education you’ll receive through HU’s Adult Degree Program is practical and focused on providing knowledge you can use right away to advance your career. We believe by offering the program in an accelerated and blended delivery format, we make earning a bachelor’s degree a highly attainable goal for adults wanting to broaden their career possibilities and enhance their educational credentials.

Program Format

All courses are offered in a 7-week accelerated format. Students can choose either 100% online or blended format courses.

Management and eBusiness Programs

Eight Core Competencies of the Adult Degree Program

Harrisburg University believes strongly that a well-rounded college education should equip students in eight core competencies. Embedded throughout the Adult Degree Program curriculum are collaborative and individual lessons that will strengthen your ability in eight key areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Global Awareness
  • Civic Engagement

Middle States Accreditation

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3324 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  You can read more on our accreditation here:  http://harrisburgu.edu/accreditation/

[1] http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 15, 2016.
[2] Lumina, October 2015.