University of Washington Continuum College

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University of Washington Continuum College
University of Washington Continuum College logo.jpg
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban city and also online
AffiliationsUniversity of Washington
Website"University of Washington Continuum College" and "University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education"

University of Washington Continuum College, formerly Educational Outreach is the continuing education and professional development unit of the University of Washington (UW), in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1912, UW Continuum College was originally the branch of the university offering correspondence courses. Today, this UW unit provides wide-ranging programs for non-traditional and lifelong learning students, including degree programs, certificate programs and select courses through UW Professional & Continuing Education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), UW in the High School, UW Summer Quarter, UW Summer Youth, UW International & English Language Programs, Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the UW, and Conference Services. The programs provided are fee-based and self-sustaining and do not receive state funds for support.

In 2017, UW Continuum College released a new line of professional certificate programs called Career Accelerator, making their most popular programs available in four different formats: in-person, online, accelerated, and self-paced. Also in 2017, UW Continuum College created its first-ever scholarship program. The UW Certificate Scholarship covers 80 to 100 percent of the course fees for qualified applicants of select certificate programs offered through UW Professional & Continuing Education.

Offices for University of Washington Continuum College are located in the University District of Seattle near the UW campus, housed primarily in the UW Tower. The university purchased what is now the UW Tower from Safeco in 2006. Programs include offerings at the main UW campus and at various locations through UW Professional & Continuing Education.

The University of Washington Continuum College is directed by Vice Provost Rovy Branon. Branon oversees a staff of approximately 250 engaged in the development and administration of the UW's various fee-based programs.

Enrollments: 132,721 (One student may have multiple enrollments)
Students Served: 54,311
Degrees Offered: 110 (fee-based)
Certificate Programs: 86
UW Continuum College Employees: Approximately 250 FTE
The UW Tower, located in Seattle Washington, is site for UW Continuum College.
Continuum College is located in the UW Tower


UW Continuum College administers the following programs:

  • UW Professional and Continuing Education
  • Non-degree enrollment for UW credit classes
  • UW Summer Quarter
  • UW International & English Language programs
  • UW Summer Youth programs
  • UW in the High school
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera and edX
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW
  • Corporate learning partnerships
  • Coding boot-camp

Media Mentions of UW Continuum College[edit]


  1. ^ University of Washington,"UW Educational Outreach: Year in Review 2007-08" Archived 2009-11-04 at the Wayback Machine.4.

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