Office of the Dean

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Welcome to Rider University's College of Continuing Studies.

The College's mission is to enrich professional and personal lives of adult learners through programs marked by academic excellence.  Each year, more than 1,000 adults enroll in our programs, whether by taking select courses, earning a certificate, or pursing a degree.

As a University, we will soon celebrate 150 years of serving adult students through programs designed to address the unique needs of adult learners. Our alumni network includes 55,000 accomplished leaders - whether in the corporate world or nonprofit organizations, on stage or in the classroom. And, our innovative academic programs – renowned for their curricular excellence and expert faculty – have placed Rider in the top tier of northern universities (by U.S. News & World Report) and among “Best 366 Colleges” (by Princeton Review).  The College of Continuing Studies recognizes the unique needs of adult students.

The College of Continuing Studies recognizes the unique needs of adult students.  Our programs include:

  • Prior Learning Assessment for College Credit
  • Convenient evening, weekend, and online courses
  • Scholarships for adult students.

At Rider, we focus on learning that meets your life.  I hope to meet you at one of our information sessions!


Boris Vilic
Dean, College of Continuing Studies