Adult and Professional Education (APEX)

Degree and Non-Degree Program Options

Xavier University’s Adult and Professional Education Program (APEX) offers online, evening and accelerated classes for adults looking to complete their bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Xavier's degree and non-degree program options below. 

Accelerated Degrees

Xavier offers two undergraduate degrees in accelerated, eight-week terms with classes in evening and online: The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and the B. A. in Organizational Leadership.

Accelerated Degree Completion Details
B.A. in Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Degrees

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

Day or Evening Details

Non-Degree Programs

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

Non-Degree Details

Education for Veterans

As a Yellow Ribbon School, up to 100% of tuition is covered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Veterans Details

March Gladness Grant Application 

The APEX March Gladness Scholarship supports students who have benefited from their experience at Xavier and who need additional financial assistance for their tuition costs. The scholarship is funded through donations from alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to the annual Xavier March Gladness campaign.

Application will be available during the upcoming spring semester.


New Tuition Deferral Program Available

APEX students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer now have the option to defer their tution payment until 45 days after the course is completed. The agreement and details can be found by following the lnk below.

Tuition Deferral Program


The Benefits of a Xavier Education

Xavier has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition for nearly 200 years. Watch this five-minute video to hear APEX students, alumni and faculty describe what they value about Xavier's program for adult students.

What Students are Saying

I really wish I would have done it sooner. The fear of returning to school after being out for so long held me back, when in reality, the experience of the program—Xavier, the professors, and my peers—were nothing short of amazing.

Robin Hickey

Class of '18

If you’ve ever considered going to college as an adult, come to Xavier. I promise you’ll be supported as an APEX student and offered a multitude of services to ensure your success. You won’t regret your decision.

April Lane

Class of '21

The camaraderie in the APEX classes between professor and student is very different from traditional classes. The professors realize that you are most likely working full-time and/or have a family in addition to being a student.

Courtney Ellerbee

Class of '21

Personal Attention

Student sitting at a desk

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

Exterior of Smith Hall on Xavier University's campus

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

Program Options


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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