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Advantage Institute for Professional Studies

Earn Your Degree at the Speed of Life

The Advantage Institute for Professional Studies at Avila University is a progressive and innovative approach to adult education in Kansas City. Flexible scheduling. Real-world instruction with faculty who are experts working in their fields, your academic experience will transcend traditional textbook learning. 

Designed for Working Adults

For more than 20 years we've been helping working adults, parents, caregivers, and others earn degrees at their pace; with classes scheduled year-round and starting almost monthly, you can have your diploma sooner than you think. Professional networking. Face-to-face engagement. Learning that goes beyond the lecture, that's your advantage at Avila.


Degree Programs:

Complete your coursework on your own terms with eight-week, online, on-campus, hybrid, or weekend-intensive options.

Tuition and Fees:

Tuition information is updated here, under the "U.S. Resident Undergraduate Student Tuition & Fees" bar.


The Avila Advantage

Avila's degree programs are intended to meet students where they are in life; allowing busy, working adults to become successful students, while enhancing their life, both personally and professionally. This is done by offering:

  • Rolling enrollment and well-established undergraduate and graduate programs. Avila has a long (20+ year) reputation of serving students just like you.
  • Flexible class schedules to fit your lifestyle. As we appreciate the uniqueness in every person, we have programs that adapt to your personal needs and professional aspirations.
  • Professional, real-world instructors. Learn from those who know best! Our instructors are successful professionals who share their expertise with you the student.  
  • A value-based educational experience, as a non-profit University we are committed to the development of the whole person. We want to Inspire you to Inspire others.
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The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.


Class of 2023

student stacking boxes at Harvesters food bank

Each year Avila students volunteer more than 140,000 hours through community service and study programs beginning with our annual day at Harvesters - The Community Food Network.

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University Singers Tour France

Choir tour send off

Choir performing inside Visitation Church

A recap of the Avila University Singers tour of Normandy and Le Puy, France

Pictures, video, and a post-tour reflection >>

Before Hours: Info. Session for Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Programs


Join us for coffee & snacks while talking with our various program representatives about how you can work full time and go to school for your undergraduate or graduate degree.
Aug. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.


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