Aurora University

Aurora University

About Aurora University Online

At Aurora University, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed.

Founded in 1893, Aurora University is a private, independent, comprehensive university that enrolls approximately 4,400 students at three locations in Aurora, IL, Woodstock, IL, and Williams Bay, WI.
Through Aurora University online programs, students can earn an AU degree or endorsement from experienced faculty in a convenient and flexible format.

Why Choose Aurora University Online?

Obtaining a degree from Aurora University is rewarding and convenient:

  • Leadership – Aurora University was founded on a strong tradition of preparing students for lives of service and leadership in their communities.
  • Degree Prestige and Value – Aurora University has a solid reputation of providing students with quality degrees using the highest standards of curriculum development. Built upon a strong tradition of preparing students for lives of service, individual attention from expert faculty and a commitment to helping others define the Aurora University experience. Aurora University offers adult degree completion, graduate and doctoral programs in a variety of fields relevant to today’s marketplace.
  • Knowledge Excellence – Aurora University’s online courses are led by talented faculty who dedicate their lives to their professions. Faculty share their knowledge and specialized skills with students through a high quality learning experience. The online learning environment is dynamic, interactive and comprehensive, resulting in students graduating with a reputable and distinctive degree.
  • Financial Aid – Upon qualification, financial aid is available to all online students.
    • Apply and consult with Aurora University financial aid specialists to receive a customized financial aid plan.
    • All students should file their FAFSA application in order to qualify for a financial aid package.
    • Federal financial aid, along with institutional scholarships, are available to help online students afford their tuition.
  • Convenience and Flexibility – Online degree programs are flexible and provide busy, working professionals the convenience of earning their degree in a non-traditional format. Programs vary in length based on the number of required semester hours, and whether students complete the programs full- or part-time.

Enjoy the Online Experience at Aurora University

Online degree programs provide distance learners with a dynamic and interactive learning environment focused on a comprehensive curriculum designed and taught by Aurora University’s experienced teachers. While maintaining high educational standards, the online programs are convenient for working professionals who wish to advance their careers with a college degree. Students are encouraged to share their knowledge, experiences, opinions and ideas with classmates through interactive discussion boards and chat rooms. And, students can advance through most course material at their own pace, keeping them engaged in the curriculum.


Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association to grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The College of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


347 S. Gladstone Avenue
Aurora IL  60506



Average Cost per Credit

$460 - $540 per credit hour

Accrediting Agency

Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Delivery Format

Entirely online

Institution Type

Private, independent and comprehensive

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