12: Division of Continuing Education

General Information | Off-Grounds Programs | Facilities | General Regulations
Tuition, Fees, and Refunds | Certification in Criminal Justice Education
Certificate Program in Human Resources Management | Certificate Program in Accounting
Certificate Program in Procurement and Contract Management
Certificate Program in Editing | Faculty

History and Mission

General Information

The University of Virginia's founder, Thomas Jefferson, dedicated his new University to the education of citizens in practical affairs and public service. Today, the University of Virginia Division of Continuing Education carries forward the distinctive educational and civic values that shaped the University's founding. The Division offers a broad curriculum that draws from the resources of many University disciplines. Programs offered by the Division address the complex problems and difficult questions that are so much a part of professional, civic, and private life. Programs stress the theoretical and practical value of the University's research for the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

The Division's programs are developed primarily for post-baccalaureate adults. The Division offers both credit and noncredit courses in a variety of formats. The Division's programming fosters long-term educational relationships between the University and the public.

In the 1996-97 academic year, the Division served over 30,000 individuals who enrolled in graduate and undergraduate credit and noncredit programs and courses. Over 750 of these students were enrolled in graduate programs.

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