Post University, a great place to start your future

Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university that offers a traditional, four-year college education as its main campus in Waterbury, Connecticut, as well as accelerated degree programs through The Online Education Institute of Post University.

In 1976, Post University initiated a division of accelerated degree programs aimed at helping Vietnam veterans return to a productive working life. The program was specifically designed to combine the returning vets' life and work experiences with an education that would help them "retool" their skills and find employment. Over time, Post University saw that the programs it offered Vietnam vets also fit the educational needs of many working adults looking to pursue or resume a college education. At that point, the university began offering accelerated degree programs to all qualified adult students returning to their studies.

In the late 1980s, Post began offering programs to companies on their sites. Courses were offered at Johnson & Johnson, Pratt & Whitney, Cigna, and The Hartford, to name a few. Post University then established sites in high schools in Danbury, Meriden, West Hartford, and Southington, Connecticut.

In 1996, Post University began offering accelerated degree programs on the Internet. The online program grew rapidly, and Post University became the first college in Connecticut and New England to offer accredited accelerated degree programs fully online. Post University is now the largest provider of completely online education in Connecticut.

Post University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and College, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. We are licensed by the State of Connecticut to grant associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees in areas including business, criminal justice, information technology, legal studies, sport management, and social services, among others.  The Post University School of Business also is a candidate for accreditation through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Students who attend Post University’s Waterbury, Connecticut campus can compete in 15 NCAA Division II men's and women's sports, as well as equestrian, dressage and western riding teams. The University also competes in the Collegiate Sprint Football League against well-known universities, including Army, Navy, Princeton, Penn, Cornell and Mansfield. To follow Post University athletics programs, visit

Today, Post University attracts students from all races, cultures, geographies, and socio-economic backgrounds. Its Main Campus is Waterbury, Connecticut is home to more than 800 undergraduate students from around the country and around the world, and Post University Online is home to more than 9,500 students who are earning their degrees while balancing work, family and other commitments.