Contacts: Adams State University Extended Studies, 1-800-548-6679 or email@example.com or Jim Bullington, Prison CollegeProgram Advisor, 303-241-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Description: At Adams State University we know how important education is to all individuals, especially for those who happen to be incarcerated. Through correspondence courses, Adams State University provides an opportunity for incarcerated students to work forcollege credit and towards a degree. We have helped thousands of prisoners throughout the United States to reach their education goals.Adams State University is committed to addressing the specific needs of incarcerated students by offering the following benefits:
- Quality – All of our degrees are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Availability – Numerous degree options are available through correspondence delivery including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, History, Government, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies. We also offer a correspondence Masters in Business Administration.
- Affordability – Tuition for correspondence courses is $165 per semester hour with the same low rate of tuition for both Colorado and non-Colorado residents. In addition, the application fee is waived for incarcerated students.
- Support – Each student is assigned an advisor who is a single point of contact, available year round by toll-free telephone or US mail.
- Transferability – ASU can accept up to 90 credit hours from regionally accredited institutions of Higher Education for a BA Degree and up to 45 credit hours for an AA/AS. We offer a FREE unofficial evaluation of credits before you apply.
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts – General Business emphasis
Associate of Science
Associate of Science – General Business emphasis
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/General Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Legal Studies
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Small Business Management
Bachelor of Arts in English/Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science/History
Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science/Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Welfare
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Advanced Paralegal Certificate
Legal Investigation Certificate Course
Legal Secretary Certificate Course
Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Certificate Course
Victim Advocacy Certificate Course
Unique Features: Adams State University’s staff has worked with and in corrections for over 20 years and know and understand the difficulties one faces in obtaining an education while incarcerated. It is Adams State University’s goal to make the navigation of the college process as easy as possible, which is why its staff is always on call and offers unofficial degree plans for everyone who wants and requests one.
Headquarters: Alamosa, CO
Correctional Facilities Served: All facilities throughout the U.S. besides state-run facilities in the state of Minnesota.
Population Served: Incarcerated students throughout Colorado and the United States
Number of Students: As of 2013-14, approximately 500 degree seeking students and 5,000 just taking courses (many of which will become degree seeking students)
Graduates to Date:
Year Founded: 1923
Founders: Billy Adams
College/University/Organization Partnerships: Adams State University
Funding: Primarily self- funded (CIOPP Grant was just cut)
Program Evaluation: We have internal and external program evaluation processes so we can better serve students, families, friends, professors and staff. This is done by surveys, questionnaires, course evaluations, feedback evaluations and, among other things, weekly staff and facility meetings solely focused on our incarcerated student population.