CEL students are busy adults (average age of 36). We understand and respect the challenges of balancing work and family life while trying to complete your educational goals. That’s why we have developed innovative, flexible methods that allow you to complete your degree at your own pace! Classes meet on weeknights, Saturdays, online, and by directed study.
Rochester College’s Center for Extended Learning offers select degree programs at the main campus in Rochester Hills, at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, at Specs Howard School of Broadcasting in Southfield, and at Mott Community College in Flint.
Classes meet once a week for eight weeks, allowing you to complete your degree much faster than in a traditional program. Each semester is comprised of two eight-week sessions (called Session A and B), allowing you to be a full-time student by attending class two times a week. You can also take one class at a time if you wish, and still progress through the program quicker than in a traditional format. The Center for Extended Learning has three semesters per academic year, allowing students to attend classes year-round, if desired. Students who have finished their foundation credits may complete a bachelor degree in as little as twelve months.
The mission of the Center for Extended Learning is to extend the mission of Rochester College by making post-secondary education available to the adult learner. This education is characterized by academic excellence, life relevance, and Christian foundation.
Rochester College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone: (312) 263-0456).