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Tulane University

As the part-time division of Tulane University, a Research I institution, the School of Continuing Studies upholds a 125-year tradition of delivering continuing education in New Orleans. The school’s roots lie in the early 1880s, when free public lectures offered by faculty to teachers and students unable to afford tuition. These civic-minded educational efforts grew into the Division of Teacher Education and the Evening Division. Those entities merged in 1942, forming University College, home to all students attending Tulane on a part-time basis. In 2006, University College became the School of Continuing Studies as part of a sweeping, post-Hurricane Katrina reorganization of Tulane’s undergraduate divisions.

Today, students enroll in courses at four campuses in Louisiana and Mississippi and online. SCS’s more than 1,600 part-time students pursue bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in a variety of fields, ranging from the traditional liberal arts and sciences to applied programs in media arts, computing, , homeland security studies, paralegal studies, business, as well as a selection of non-credit courses.

The School of Continuing Studies offers flexible scheduling, reduced tuition rates and an open admission policy, ensuring that Tulane University remains accessible to its local constituency, in spite of highly competitive traditional admissions.