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Flexible, Convenient Format
Accelerated-style classes are offered in eight-week sessions that meet once a week from 6-10pm, on weekends or online. Classes are offered year-round and you can take as many or as few classes to fit your schedule.
One-stop, Program Office
All aspects of the accelerated undergraduate programs and master’s programs are handled in one convenient location. Advising, registration, tuition payment, and classrooms are all in one location in Kansas City.
Outcomes-based Learning
Each textbook comes with an extended syllabus called a module. It maps out assignments, activities, expected learning outcomes, and grading policies for each course so you will know in advance what to expect for each course.
Faculty with Professional Experience
Our faculty members work in the field they teach. They have practical, real-world experience and are highly credentialed with at least a Master's degree.
Why Choose Advantage?

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Email: Advantage@avila.edu Speak with an advisor: 816.501.3737

Ask any Avila Advantage student or alum and they will tell you Avila is advantageous because of its . . .

Extraordinary support for the working student:

A staff who see their primary purpose as to facilitate your getting in, getting through, and on your way with degree in hand. The accelerated degree programs are designed to fit the schedule of working adults.

One-stop enrollment, registration, and financial aid planning. No running from office to office or repeat visits to campus. Drop in at our office, do it online, or over the phone.

You can get credit for work experience through a portfolio review process.

Advantage students enjoy the same career development, tutoring, advising, and counseling assistance as full-time students.


Faculty of working experts who teach for the love of it:

Students rave about our instructors’ depth of knowledge, availability, and enthusiasm.

Only professionals with years of on-the-job experience in their field are hired to be Advantage instructors.

The programs are rigorous and geared toward practical application.

Unmatched convenience:

Learn at your own pace. Choose an 8-week, online, or weekend-intensive format for maximum control over your time and schedule. Both the accelerated undergraduate programs and master’s programs are designed for the working adult.

Because accelerated classes are scheduled year-round, you can change and mix formats or even restart your program should life interrupt your semester.

The University’s location, just outside the I-435 loop in south suburban Kansas City, makes it quick and easy to get here and back to work or family.

A variety of tuition payment methods, such as deferred tuition and employer reimbursement, help to reduce education financing worries.


Track record for success:

Employers know and respect the results and value of an Advantage program education.

You will benefit from a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, working and learning alongside classmates with various areas of experience and knowledge to share.

Avila Advantage programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.