Reinvent Your Career

Whether you’re starting or enhancing your career, Rider will help you to make your bold shift. Our career-focused degree and certificate programs, and varied learning options, will prepare you to embark on a new path and position you for success.

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Why Rider?


online learning options to fit your life


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Flexible Learning Options

Deciding to return to school while balancing life and professional responsibilities may be difficult, but it is not impossible. Rider offers flexible pathways to help make the process of earning your degree work for you. Fit your studies into your schedule with part-time and evening classes and 100% online degree completion programs. Accelerated course sessions are also available if you wish to fast-track your degree.

Your continuing education advisor is available to assist you with selecting the program and learning options best suited to your needs and goals.

Sean Levin, Director of Continuing Education Admission welcomes incoming student inquiries and highlights the support, affordability and flexibility of Rider's Online Continuing Education Programs.
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Making Your Degree Affordable

Affordability is Rider’s number one priority when it comes to your education. A dedicated financial aid counselor will be paired with you and will guide you through your academic and financial journey as they assist you in identifying the scholarships, grants and aid resources available to you. Continuing education students can pursue their program of choice either full-time or part-time at the per credit rate. In some cases, students may be eligible to receive tuition benefits through their employers or participate in a deferred payment plan.

Your Support Network

The staff at Rider University are dedicated to guiding you throughout your journey. From start to finish, we’re here to offer our support on everything from advising to tutoring sessions and career planning. Contact us to learn more about programs, our generous transfer credit policy, financial aid options or with any questions or concerns you might have.

Jose Corado
I was a public safety officer at Rider while finishing my degree. My advisor helped determine the best route for me academically and a professor put me in contact with different people he personally knew to give me guidance in the law enforcement field.
Jose Corado, ‘12
Criminal Justice, B.A.