National Labor College Online Bachelor's Degree Programs
National Labor College (NLC)—the only college in the United States dedicated exclusively to the education needs of union members, leaders and their families — has made it even easier and more affordable for hard-working adults with family commitments to complete their college degrees.
Whether you need one more class to get that degree or are just half-way there, NLC’s new state-of-the-art online degree programs allow you to gain the credits you need while balancing your coursework with work and family responsibilities.
Our bachelor's degrees are upper level-degree completion programs so you need to have at least 56 credits to enroll. Credits can come from a combination of coursework done at other colleges and universities or through apprenticeships, military and other training. Generally, students take one to three courses (3-9 credits) per semester. Graduation requires 120 credits.
Accredited and Affordable
Endorsed by the AFL-CIO and union affiliates, National Labor College has long served the needs of the labor movement and working families. National Labor College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Tuition is low, and Federal financial aid is available to fully admitted degree students enrolled in six credits or more in a semester. Union Plus scholarships are also available.
Accessible and Convenient
The NLC online format allows you to maintain your other commitments to family, work and union. Our well designed, highly-interactive classes allow you to master course material conveniently at home. A college degree is now within your reach!
Credit for prior schooling, work and experience;
National Labor College accepts up to 84 transfer credits towards any of its bachelor's degrees. A student is not fully matriculated into these degree programs, and cannot receive financial aid, until they have earned or transferred in 56 credits.
Transfer credit may include credits for selected apprenticeships, union skills courses, military service, previously earned college credit, and life experience (through Prior Learning Assessment).