Adult and Professional Education

At Xavier

At Xavier, we believe in the benefits of a college education. No matter where you are in your path toward a degree, our Adult and Professional Education at Xavier (APEX) program will partner with you to finish the degree you began working on years ago-or get started on the degree you've always wanted.  Xavier’s transfer friendly APEX program offers quality and choice in a dedicated program focusing on ensuring adult students can earn or complete the degree they need to advance in their chosen career or vocation.

Program Options

accelerated degree

Offers transfer friendly degrees in accelerated, eight-week terms with classes in the evening, online and weekend formats.


With traditional, semester-long classes during the day or evenings, choose from Xavier’s 90 undergraduate majors and 60 minors.


Take courses to gain knowledge or prepare for a Master’s program without completing an entire degree.

"I knew the weekend program was geared toward working adults, and I felt it met my needs and would give me exposure to other adult students. I have already received a promotion to director in a local health- care organization. I needed the degree to pursue those opportunities."

Robin Hickey, Class of '18


personal attention

Advising dedicated to adult students will help you achieve your academic goals efficiently. Small classes provide opportunities to interact with faculty and network with peers.

flexible scheduling

Evening, online, and weekend options, offered in accelerated 8-week or full-semester classes, provide flexibility to accommodate a range of adult schedules.


Students in the Accelerated Degree Program pay the lowest part-time tuition rate, which is a substantial discount, and are considered for a Xavier grant upon admission. Students in the Day/Evening program follow the regular undergraduate tuition and fees schedule and may be eligible for a transfer scholarship.

An Inside Look

Watch this five-minute video to hear APEX students, alumni and faculty describe what they value about Xavier's program for adult students.