Adult and Professional Education

Xavier’s transfer-friendly Adult and Professional Education (APEX) program offers more than 90 academic degrees focused on ensuring adult students can earn or complete the education they need to advance in their chosen career or vocation.

Program Options

Accelerated Degree Completion

Offers two degree options in accelerated, eight-week terms with classes in evening, online and weekend formats: The Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree is designed for adult transfer students who are interested in taking courses in a broad range of disciplines. Our new B. A. in Organizational Leadership prepares adult students as managers and leaders of people from small teams to large organizations – by developing skills in professional communication, ethical decision-making, and leadership.

Accelerated Degree Completion Details

B.A. in Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Day or Evening

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

Day or Evening Details


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

Non-Degree Details


Xavier’s Student Veterans Center strives to help all Veteran and Military connected students transition to campus successfully and thrive both academically and professionally. As a Yellow Ribbon School, up to 100% of tuition is covered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Veterans Details

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.

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.

Academic Advising

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.

Program Options


Students in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program pay a per-credit hour 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.

Tuition and Aid

The Xavier Experience

"Coming back as an adult student, again, I was so fearful, but I would advise people if they’re thinking about it, do it. Talk to an advisor. Walk the campus. The support is phenomenal, and embrace every minute of the Xavier experience, because the Xavier experience is truly amazing." Robin Hickey, Class of '18