FAYETTE, Iowa (October 19, 2012) – The Upper Iowa University Center at Fort Riley, Kansas, which opened its doors in 1992 is celebrating 20 years of providing educational opportunities in the area.
Nearly 1,100 civilians and military personnel have earned their degrees through Upper Iowa University and graduated from the Fort Riley Center.
The Upper Iowa Center offers bachelor's of science degrees in 11 majors. Courses can also be blended with UIU distance learning programs through online or independent study to complete nine other majors. Certificate programs are also available. UIU offers courses on post during six eight-week terms during the academic year. All courses are offered during the evenings.
"UIU-Fort Riley is one of five UIU centers that are located on military bases, but we also provide classes to the total military family around the world," said center director Walter Bembry. "We have students who enroll at our center and are then deployed, who continue taking classes online or through our independent study program. They can continue to work on completing their degree wherever they are serving."
Upper Iowa University has been recognized by Military Advanced Education and GI Jobs as one of the nation's top military-friendly universities for several years.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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