Annual report: University Beyond Bars (UBB) empowers prisoners to fulfill their potential through communities of higher learning that transcend prison walls. We seek to break cycles of incarceration, strengthen families and communities, confront racism and classism, and promote personal achievement and social reintegration by providing transformational education opportunities.
This program serves adult men, with college credit and non-credit offerings.
Annual report: The Petey Greene Program supplements education in jails, prisons, detention centers, and reentry programs by providing free, high-quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. The Petey Greene Program also educates its volunteers--college students and community members--about the injustice manifest in our carceral system, and we strive to inspire our alumni--both students and tutors--to become advocates and take on leadership roles that reimagine the criminal legal system. This program serves juvenile men, with non-credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.
Annual report: STEP-UP's mission is to provide academic, logistical, and limited financial support for students who have been formerly incarcerated and/or have suffered from alcohol or drug addiction. This program serves adult men and women, with college credit and non-credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face.
Annual report: RTA uses the transformative power of the arts to help people in prison develop skills to unlock their potential and succeed in the larger community. This program serves adult women, with no college credit or non-credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.
Annual report: Our mission is to provide access to rigorous, quality higher education for people experiencing incarceration, and to provide support to students post-release. This program serves adult women, with college credit offerings.
Admissions application: The Self-Paced Program, offered in both paper and web-based formats, is specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. A wide variety of courses is available and you can take up to six months to complete each course. Students can complete degrees at the associate and bachelor's levels. This program serves adult men, with college credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.
Admissions guide: The mission of the Second Chance Program at Wor-Wic Community College is to increase access to post-secondary education for individuals incarcerated at Eastern Correctional Institution in order to reduced recidivism and to encourage positive educational, professional, financial, and personal outcomes post-release. This program serves adult men, with no college credit or non-credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face.
Admissions application: North Park University offers a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Restorative Arts through the School of Restorative Arts (SRA) to incarcerated and free persons. The degree is for servant leaders interested in seminary-level theological training who desire to do restorative justice ministry in contexts that are susceptible to conflict or violence.
Admission application: The mission of the North Carolina Field Minister Program is to educate and equip men of faith to serve as cultural assets within the incarcerated population of North Carolina. This program serves adult men, with college credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.
Admissions application: The Institute for Educational Empowerment (IEE) brings the mission and vision of Miami Dade College to an underserved population right in our very community who reside in correctional institutions in South Florida. This program serves adult men, with college credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.
Admissions application: SVCC's Campus Within Walls program provides second chances through higher education to incarcerated students. Through college education, Campus Within Walls provides our students with the tools they need to successfully re-enter society and become productive citizens.
This program serves adult men, with college credit offerings.
Proposed 'Best Interest of Students' Metrics for Prison Higher Education: Guidance from Public Comments
Beyond Pell Restoration: Addressing Persistent Funding Challenges in Prison Higher Education Toward Racial and Economic Justice
Understanding the Landscape of Higher Education in Prison Survey 2018-2019
A CONFIDENTIAL FOLLOW-UP TO THE 2020 ANNUAL SURVEY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRISON PROGRAMS
In December 2017, Lumina Foundation provided support to the Prison University Project (PUP) and the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison (the Alliance) to reflect upon and document the key characteristics of high-quality prison higher education programs, and to inform other stakeholders in the field, including new and experienced practitioners seeking to achieve equity and excellence in their work, policy leaders, philanthropy, and others. The main practical goal of this report is to provide a summary of what we (the authors) believe are the most essential components of a high quality in-prison higher education program.
The Chillon Project at Life University provides credit-bearing classes and degrees to people in prison and formerly incarcerated people in Georgia; creates learning communities grounded in principles of compassion and conflict transformation; and shares resources and builds skills that enable people to thrive, benefit others, and build the world they wish to see, no matter where they are.
Admissions application: Tennessee Higher Education Initiative disrupts systems of harm, creates opportunities for autonomy and success through education, support, and advocacy with and for justice impacted individuals. This program serves adult men, with college credit offerings. Instruction is on-site, face-to-face and remote.