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Kwantlen University was developed to meet the needs of adults by offering non-resident degree programs on an international basis. The programs have been organized and developed using as a starting point the "off-campus" external degree concept tried and tested by various American "universities without walls".

As Kwantlen University expands worldwide, it works with a list of affiliates in different continentals and has strong ties with them. Aside from self-pace distance-learning programs, these affiliates have also begun to offer on-campus courses for Bachelor's and Master's programs. On the whole, the aim is to provide different alternatives to mature learners and deliver the knowledge to them by the flexible, efficient and effective means.

Please note that Kwantlen University is not accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Kwantlen University is a non-accredited private university in the State of Missouri.


Kwantlen University was established to provide quality off-campus academic degree programs to a select group of highly motivated, self-disciplined, mid-career adults. The University utilizes modern technology coupled with traditional correspondence as a vehicle for providing knowledge and skills through the completion of distance learning courses. The University provides an alternative to traditional classroom based programs and encourages students to explore their potential and continue their education in a society and job market in which higher education is typically synonymous with success and personal growth.


The University's primary goal is to utilize distance learning teaching methodology to prepare students for rewarding jobs in high-demand careers. Kwantlen University's structured programs are designed to:

  • Motivate independent learners to pursue the acquisition of knowledge and self enrichment
  • Promote higher education commensurate with career advancement and personal achievement
  • Encourage portfolio assessment to formalize previous academic achievements and experiential learning which may equate to college level credit hours

  • Initiate a long-distance learning connection with professors and virtual campus course-mates
  • Create a nurturing environment to foster the personalized growth and development of each student's individual learning objectives
  • Encompass a wide range of innovative concepts and ideas while maintaining integrity and standards equivalent to traditional classroom based higher education institutions
  • Challenge each student with a curricula designed for degree specific course completion which requires problem solving and analytical skills
  • Allow students to participate in course selection in order to tailor and personalize degree programs
  • Create a lasting desire for higher education by providing a fun rewarding learning environment

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