- Best for
- Higher education Students (18 years+)
- Business Administration and Computer Science
- Type of learning
- Course type
- Tuition-free Associates and Bachelors degree programs
- Associates and Bachelors degree
- Learning pathways
- Mobile Apps
University of the People (UoPeople) is a tution-free, non-profit, accredited online academic institution offering Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. UoPeople does not charge for tuition or books/materials, but a one-time application processing fee ($50) is required and subsequent examination processing fees ($100) levied per course. Student scholarship funds are available to assist students in financial need.
Courses are ten weeks long and are run via virtual classrooms consisting of students, the instructor, lecture notes, weekly readings, quizzes, homework assignments and discussion questions posted on discussion boards. Courses culminate with a final online examination. To complete an undergraduate degree, 40 exams must be passed, bringing the total cost of a degree to around $4,000.
UoPeople is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP. The institution has also signed collaborative partnership agreements with New York University (NYU) to accept students; Microsoft for scholarships, internships and mentoring and with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to provide student internship opportunities.
UoPeople is in the process of developing two MBA degrees in management and entrepreneurship.
Tools & Features
- 4 undergraduate degrees
- Classes of 20-30 students
- Discussion boards
- Academic instruction
- Peer-to-peer learning
- Downloadable files & documents
- Lecture notes, weekly readings, quizzes, homework assignments, exams
- Library and Resource Center (ULRC) providing various collections of academic resources and services
University of the People has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since February 2014. Click here to view the DEAC Consumer Information Disclosure Form.