ward college

The College is a private, independent, nonprofit institution of higher education inspired by the Ward Family and the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The College will provide a variety of college readiness coursework, an associate in liberal arts degree program, and workforce development certificate training programs to residents primarily within four community areas on Chicago’s South Side.

Unique to this innovative approach to education are best-in-class, mobile and satellite learning centers that will service the communities where the students live and commute – bringing the college, literally, to the community — diffusing the primary challenge of access to education and resources.

Ward College will open in 2017.