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Mission & Values

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Our Vision

UoPeople envisions a world in which all qualified high school graduates have access to higher education, regardless of financial, geographic, political, and personal circumstances.

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Our Mission

The mission of University of the People is to offer an accessible, quality education to any qualified student through flexible, affordable, online, accredited degree-granting programs that give graduates the potential to lead successful, fulfilling lives as individuals and members of society.

Our Goals

  • Utilizing the internet to provide distance education
  • Offering programs at minimal costs
  • Providing a wide range of financial assistance options
  • Promoting the University’s programs in underserved regions of the world
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  • Engaging in a constant process of continual improvement
  • Utilizing technology and automation to improve service and accuracy

Our Values


UoPeople is based on the belief that education at a minimal cost is a basic right for all qualified applicants, not just for a privileged few. The University works to open the gates of higher education to qualified students anywhere in the world by offering its programs through distance learning and by making this opportunity affordable.

UoPeople creates a global community by making its academic programs, educational services, and employment opportunities available to qualified individuals from all over the world, and by providing learning opportunities that engage students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

UoPeople grounds its institutional culture in candor, transparency and best professional practices, and expects all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to uphold the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty and responsibility. Additionally, the University expects its students to take responsibility for their education, and to pursue their studies diligently and with seriousness of purpose.

UoPeople provides a high-quality, online liberal arts education suitable in scope and depth to the challenges of the 21st century. The University assesses and evaluates all aspects of its academic model on an ongoing basis.

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