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Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

With our Adult Degree & Continuing Studies program you will receive a respected, valued education that is convenient, flexible, and affordable with evening, weekend and online classes in four locations in Cambria, Blair, and Centre counties. 

  • Connect With Us!

    Talk to our advisors to design a complete education and career plan. 
    Dr. Julie Barris, 814.472.3012 
    Mrs. Billie Kochara, 814.472.3247
    Ms. Nicole Bopp, 814.472.3012
    Mrs. Lois Quist, 814.472.3012

    Programs Tailored for Adults...for You

    We understand the many thoughts that go through a person’s head when deciding to go to school. Will I spend a lot of time driving to class? Will I have to spend my evenings in class? How will I pay for this?  We want to ease your mind and let you know that there are many options that can help you meet your career goals in a way that fits where you are in life. 

  • Convenient Locations

    Convenient locations

    Our classes are also offered at four convenient locations in Cambria, Blair and Centre counties, as well as online.

    • Loretto
    • State College
    • Altoona
    • Johnstown
    • Huntingdon
    • Somerset


    Flexible Classes that fit your life

    The fastest growing population in higher education is adult learners that work 10, 15, 20 or more hours during the week.  We understand this and provide programs that have the convenience and flexibility adult learners need to be successful.  To further ensure that our courses fit a student’s busy life, each student is assigned an advisor to work with on scheduling, career planning, etc. Classes are offered in many formats, including:


    • Evening
    • Online
    • Saturdays
    • Accelerated and Condensed Classes


    Generous Credit Transfer

    Saint Francis offers generous transfer of credits from any accredited institution. To receive a credit evaluation, send your transcripts to:


    Fax: 814-472-3299
    Or mail to:

    Saint Francis University
    Adult Degree & Continuing Studies
    PO Box 600
    Library & Learning Commons, Suite 211
    Loretto, PA 15940

    Affordable Tuition

    You work hard for your money and we want to ensure you get the best education at an affordable price.  We discount the per credit tuition more than 50 percent. In addition to being one of the lowest per credit rates in central Pennsylvania, we do not have any hidden fees.     

  • Adult Degree & Continuing Studies at SFU