About the GradCenter

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide access to outstanding graduate education in the greater Quad Cities.

Our History

The GradCenter was incorporated in 1969 as a not-for-profit organization and has had the continued support of the Board of Regents-State of Iowa, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Quad Cities community. Using this support and maximizing all our resources has allowed the GradCenter to best serve working professionals and help shape community leaders for more than 40 years.

Our Purpose

Designed for students whose work and family responsibilities make traditional on-campus study difficult, the GradCenter strives to develop convenient and diverse program offerings for students. Our students can choose from a diverse array of 100+ graduate degree programs, certificate programs, and professional update courses scheduled for the working professional.

Pursuing an advanced degree gave me the tools I needed to switch career paths and find more joy in my profession each day. I couldn’t have done that without the GradCenter.

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