About the UND Office of Extended Learning
The Office of Extended Learning promotes lifelong learning by extending the University of North Dakota's resources across the state of North Dakota and beyond. In fact, UND has a long history in providing educational opportunities to individuals living outside of Grand Forks by offering correspondence by mail courses since 1911.
Academic Courses & Programs
Extended Learning works with UND's colleges and departments to facilitate the delivery of academic programs in a distance format, such as:
- correspondence by mail
- Web- or videoconferencing
- off-campus sites in Bismarck, Fargo, or other locations
Each year, thousands of people take advantage of a wide variety of academic offerings, including:
Non-Credit Courses, Programs & Services
Extended Learning provides an array of non-academic courses for individuals seeking career or personal development, including:
- online courses for professional certification and licensure
- continuing education opportunities for K-12 educators, foodservice managers, and other professions
- personal enrichment courses designed for adults aged 50 and better
- conferences, seminars, and other professional development workshops
- summer camps, programs, and other educational events held on the UND campus
In addition, Extended Learning works with UND departments as well as businesses and organizations across the region to provide professional conference management and event planning services.
Top Online Military-Friendly School
UND ranked #3 in the nation among a review of more than 200 accredited military-friendly schools offering online education, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools.
Top Online Nonprofit School
UND ranked #11 in the nation among a review of more than 200 accredited nonprofit schools offering online education, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools.
Top Program Rankings
- Top 10 Best Online Master of Social Work Programs - TheBestSchools.org
- Top 10 Best Online Counseling Degree Programs - Guide to Best Counseling Degrees
- Top 10 "Best Buy" for Online MBA Programs with AACSB Accreditation - GetEducated.com
- Top 10 "Best Buy" for Online Master of Public Administration Programs - GetEducated.com
- Top 25 "Smart Choice" for Online Early Childhood Education Degrees - SuperScholar
We serve lifelong learners by extending the University's exceptional learning opportunities and services across the state of North Dakota and beyond.
We positively impact lives by offering innovative, learner-focused education and services.
- Strive for integrity and quality in all that we do.
- Treat everyone with dignity and respect to foster a trusting environment.
- Respect tradition, learn from experience, strive for improvement through reflection with open minds, positive attitudes, and a willingness to change.
- Acknowledge that the strength of our leadership comes from the empowerment and motivation of our people.
- Recognize the importance, contributions, and power of a strong team, and value the diversity of each member's talents, abilities, and opinions.
- Encourage and assist people to learn, grow, and fully develop their potential.
- Encourage creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and entrepreneurship throughout the University to develop innovative solutions.
- Create an enjoyable work atmosphere by celebrating our shared successes.
- Achieve sustainability and growth by working more efficiently and effectively.