Providing Access to Education at all stages, across all modalities

Young students and adult learners alike are creative, driven and passionate about making a difference in the world and deserve a school that helps them get there. At Avila, we understand college looks a little different to everyone; so, we have created learning environments that fit your learning and lifestyle. Offering over 60 degree programs spanning online, on-campus and hybrid learning environments, you can tailor your education around your needs. At Avila, we believe a degree should be accessible at any stage in life. So whether you are getting a degree for the first time or continuing your education, there is a place for you.

Your Path To Success

Undergraduate: online and On Campus
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Undergraduate: online and On Campus
With over 60 degree programs and minors, Avila offers flexibility to build a degree plan that works for you.
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Graduate: Online and On campus
Graduate: Online and On campus
Our Graduate programs are mostly online but we also have on-campus opportunities.
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International Student Programs
International Student Programs
Ethnically more diverse than the KC metropolitan area, the campus offers a wide variety for international students.
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At Avila, we believe education has no limits. With that in mind, we have created a hybrid approach to learning which allows you to take classes in person, online or a combination of both. Whether you are looking to get an undergraduate degree or a masters, you can learn how you want, when you want. Check with an advisor to learn more!

100+ Years of Academic Inspiration
Why Avila?

Since its beginning as a two-year college for women in 1916, Avila University has prioritized serving first-generation and other under-served populations in Catholic intellectual traditions. Founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), Avila is a vibrant, four-year university providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate, and graduate education. A values-based community of learning, social justice, and the charism of the CSJ are at the foundation of the institution. Today, the University prepares students for responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community through more than 60 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations and six Master’s level graduate programs.

  • Over the last three years, the School of Nursing graduates averages a 96.68% NCLEX-RN first-pass rate.
  • The School of Natural and Applied Sciences, the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, and the School of Social Science all provide undergraduate research opportunities. Avila undergraduate students go on to present their research at regional and national conferences.
  • The University guarantees all majors a research or internship experience opportunity as part of a University initiative. That same initiative, the Avila Promise, helps pay for their expenses at these conferences.

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Don’t take our word for it…

Cameron Leathers

“At Avila, if you had trouble with something, you could go to the professors and talk to them like normal people, and they would understand. It felt more like an introduction to being an adult – to what you’ll experience after college.”

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