Congratulations, 2016 Graduates!

Here's to a bright future for the 278 College of Continuing Education students graduating this year. Read some of their stories, including those below.

  • Cho Zin Thant
    Manufacturing Operations Management

    Cho Zin Thant grew up in Yangon, Myanmar surrounded by stacks of heavy three-ring binders, each one containing volumes of columnar... more

  • Tanya Line
    Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health

    Tanya Line, 2016 student commencement speaker, turned a personal interest in addiction into a lasting educational... more

  • Collin Coltman
    Construction Management

    Coltman explains, “By building green, sustainable buildings we are shaping the people who live or work in them to be more... more

  • Sebhat Gebrechristos1
    Master of Biological Sciences

    What do beer, yogurt, and bread have in common? Aside from being snacks you can make at home, they all benefit from optimal fermentation... more

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education where—for 100 years—we've been "opening doors" for those seeking distinctive learning opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Whether you’re looking to earn a degree, advance in your current profession, change careers, or are simply seeking new insight, we can help you reach your goals. Flexible bachelor's and professional master's degrees, carefully crafted certificates, and myriad thought-provoking courses offered online and evenings (for academic creditprofessional development, or personal enrichment) make it convenient for you to further your education.