Mission Statement

The mission of Adult Learning at Viterbo University is to be the regional choice for non-traditional students, preparing them to grow as confident professionals in their careers and communities.

GPAE Goals

  • To foster an appreciation of lifelong learning in program participants.
  • To teach using active methods of learning through discussion, student involvement, and relevance to the learners' lives.
  • To prepare learners for careers or for occupational advancement or change through the acquisition of current knowledge and skills.
  • To offer courses at times, locations, and in formats convenient to working adults' schedules.
  • To provide learning opportunities for adults across Wisconsin and beyond through the use of technology.


Viterbo University is committed to meeting the highest academic standards measured by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutes of Higher Education (HLC). The university offers excellent opportunities for students transferring from similar colleges and universities which have met the stringent guidelines of their regional accrediting commissions. We have a liberal transfer policy for students transferring from any of the six regional accrediting bodies located throughout the U.S. The university does not accept credits from non-regionally accredited institutions. Most often, these are nationally accredited, proprietary/for profit institutions. We urge all students to verify that the institution where they take courses is regionally accredited to ensure that their coursework can be considered for transfer to any regionally accredited university or college at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Viterbo University is accredited/approved by: 

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

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