The University Center aspires to be recognized throughout the region as a leader in transforming lives, developing talent and creating success through innovative and responsive approaches to higher education—emphasizing accessibility, flexibility, and choice.


The University Center, a consortium-based center, provides high-quality educational opportunities for the residents, workers, and employers of the Lake County region.

The University Center is comprised of 7 public and 9 private institutions providing bachelor completion, graduate, and advanced professional development programs at multiple sites to those who work or reside in or near Lake County.

More than 130 degrees, certificates, and professional development courses are offered in: Arts, Entertainment and Hospitality; Business and Information Technology; Communication and Humanities; Education and Social Sciences; Legal Studies and Public Safety; Manufacturing, Engineering and Advanced Technologies; Science and Math; Sustainability and Horticulture; Human Services and Social Work; Wellness and Health Sciences.  Students apply to and graduate from an individual college or university offering fully-accredited degrees; academic standards and quality are rigorously maintained by the faculty of each college or university.

Classes are scheduled in a variety of delivery formats that appeal to adult learners: evenings and weekends, face-to-face, online, blended, and interactive video.