Transform Your Future

Adult Learners

Lenoir-Rhyne offers various programs designed for adults who want to complete a degree, earn an additional degree or increase your personal and professional growth skill set. When it comes to your education, we offer flexibility, affordability and employability.

Whether you’re looking to start or continue your college career, we offer you support and opportunity at Lenoir-Rhyne. By combining quality degree programs with affordable tuition and flexible options, we create an environment to help you turn your dreams into reality.

Randy Ortega

With my need to work full-time and balance the role of fatherhood, I’m grateful Lenoir-Rhyne supported my efforts to complete my degree.

Randy Ortega '20, Graphic Design

Take Charge of Your Future

You’re an adult working full-time, perhaps with children and balancing many commitments. Although your life may be challenging, you still want to complete your bachelor’s degree or take courses to further your professional experience.

At Lenoir-Rhyne University, we’ve helped many adult learners like you obtain a bachelor’s degree and gain knowledge and skills in a specific field. Whether you are just starting or need more guidance in your academic journey, we are here for you. With hundreds of classes offered on various days and times, we have the tools to help you succeed. As you navigate common barriers and questions adult students face, we are here to engage in conversation and support your efforts.

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We believe you should have the opportunity to achieve your higher education goals. We are committed to helping you identify and secure the financial resources necessary to make your education possible and affordable.

Nearly 99 percent of our students receive financial assistance in the form of federal grants or scholarships. To be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Programs to Make You Workforce Ready

We value applied learning and research so that your coursework supports your daily efforts in the workforce. If you have a particular area of interest, we can help you gain practical experience, build a professional network and earn a paycheck and college credit, all while still employed.

More than 50 bachelor degrees

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Elementary and Middle Grades Education
  • History
  • Human and Community Services
  • Information Technology
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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News & Events

LR students take a group photo by main stairs at NCAS meeting

12 LR students presented their research at the 2024 meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, earning awards and sharing the thrills of discovery.

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A sampling of nine molds in petri dishes from Christina Fisher's research

In the microbiology lab, Christina Fisher '25 investigates the antimicrobial potential of molds and fungi, and the accolades are adding up.

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