Spalding University combines a sincere dedication to comprehensive, modern education with a genuine respect for its rich academic heritage. Today this urban, co-educational institution offers over academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies to over 2,500 students. Spalding represents the synthesis of nearly 200 years of values-based tradition and flexible, relevant, 21st century educational programs.
Approximately 175 faculty members representing a variety of academic and professional disciplines serve the Spalding community. Spalding focuses on depth of learning and an interdisciplinary experience. Instructors are passionate about building a relationship with each student to better respond to their individual academic and career goals. One way the University accomplishes this objective is by providing academic instruction for undergraduate students in a flexible format, consisting of six-week sessions that effectively immerse students in one or two subjects at a time.
In addition to the traditional-aged student, Spalding is widely known for our innovative approach to adult learning. The Adult Accelerated Program (AAP) effectively prepares adult learners looking to gain upward mobility, make a career change, maximize their earning potential and achieve personal fulfillment. Adults, ages 23+, have nearly a dozen degree programs to choose from that can be completed entirely in the evenings and on weekends within the six-week session format.
Graduate programs are delivered in brief-residency, session, semester or weekend offerings, and in both cohort and rolling admission formats, providing flexibility to the graduate student balancing school and work along with other responsibilities.
Spalding students are encouraged, through a wide variety of activities and opportunities, to use their skills and abilities to volunteer for projects and fulfill roles of service learning, both on campus and at the local, national, and global levels. This mission-driven focus prepares the individual student for future community involvement and career development, making Spalding University a truly exceptional place to study, learn, and grow.
From orientation to commencement Spalding offers a full-spectrum of support to enhance its students’ experiences and ensure their success.