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Supporting students with personal attention, flexible programs and in-demand degrees, for more than 125 years. 

Since our founding in 1890, Post University has experienced many changes. Our class environment has evolved from typewriters to laptops and expanded far beyond our traditional campus — to home offices, living room sofas and even airplane seats. Throughout the years, one thing has persisted: our purpose, to deliver an exceptional educational experience that provides an extraordinary level of personal support.

At Post University, we have always understood the importance of being there for our students every step of the way. Every enhancement and expansion to our systems has been driven by their needs — with the goal of creating a successful outcome for each and every student, no matter how they earn their degree.

Today, Post University students can take courses entirely online or through a hybrid on-campus and online format. They can also learn on our traditional New England campus and experience our dynamic culture and tight-knit community while enjoying our residential experience, commuting from home, or learning during evening and weekends. 

However you choose to learn at Post University, our supportive staff will always be available to offer advice, counsel and support. As soon as you enroll, you will be assigned a team of personal advisors. They will help you complete our streamlined financial aid process, choose the program that’s right for you, customize your degree to align with your specific career objectives, coach you through to academic success, and help you find a job after commencement.

Each course, regardless of major, is led by professional practitioners who bring years of practical experience and expertise in their respective fields into the classroom, in order to better prepare you for the real world upon graduation. Whether you’re attending college for the first time or coming back to complete your degree or gain a new skillset, Post University will help you get from the starting gate to the finish line.

Explore our degree program options today, and then contact us to take the first step to expanding on your career.

 

More About Our Rich History in Waterbury

Post University has a rich history of providing students with the skills they need to compete in the global marketplace. From Post’s founding in 1890 as a business school to support the training and educational needs of the blossoming industries of central Connecticut, it has been an excellent choice for career-minded individuals.

Here’s a look at some milestones in Post University’s History

1890

Post University was originally founded as the Matoon Shorthand School, offering commercial education training such as typing, bookkeeping, business writing, and shorthand courses.

1893
The Matoon Shorthand School is renamed the Bliss & Harrington’s Business College & School of Shorthand.
1897
Harry C. Post acquires and becomes principal of the school, renaming the institution, the Waterbury Business College.
1931
Waterbury Business College is renamed Post College.
1939
Post College broadens its mission and becomes Post Junior College of Commerce.
1960
Dr. Harold B. Post is named president of the college.
1962
Post Junior College of Commerce is renamed Post Junior College.

1965

Post Junior College acquires its current day campus property on Country Club Road in Waterbury, Conn. 

Mr. Harold B. Leever is named Chair of the Board of Trustees.

1968
Traurig Library is dedicated in honor of Rose Traurig.

1970


The Leever Student Center opens.

Post Junior College’s first off-campus site is established in Meriden, Conn.

1976

Post Junior College, having been previously accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, becomes Post College, a four-year institution of higher education.

Post College offers its first accelerated degree programs aimed at helping Vietnam veterans earn a college degree and 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.

1980
Post College awards its first baccalaureate degrees.

1986

The Drubner Center is acquired, providing Post College with an athletic facility to support its growing NCAA Division II athletic programs.

In the late 1980s, Post begins offering on-site programs to companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Pratt & Whitney, Cigna and The Hartford.

1990

In anticipation of growth and a greater concern for global issues, Post College affiliates with Teikyo University in Japan and becomes Teikyo Post University. 

With an increase in the number of students from Japan and additional financial resources, Teikyo Post University initiates new programs and acquires additional properties on-and-off campus.

1996

Post University begins offering accelerated degree programs on the Internet.

The online program grows rapidly, and Post University becomes the first college in Connecticut and New England to offer accredited, accelerated degree programs fully online.

2002
A new on-campus dormitory for more than 150 students, designed in a suite format, is completed.

2004

With changes in the demographics and the economy in Japan, Teikyo University transfers control of Teikyo Post University to a new Board of Trustees. The school is renamed Post University, and adds new courses to the curriculum, including expanded liberal arts offerings, ground-breaking programs focused on every student’s personal development, and an even greater emphasis on preparing students for their careers.
2006
Post University offers its first-ever master’s degree program, a Master of Science in Human Services, online.

2007

Post University offers the state’s first fully online Master of Business Administration degree program. The program is among the recipients of a 2009 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Silver Innovation Award and a 2013 Gold Innovation Award.

2009

Post University adds a Master of Education degree program that can be completed entirely online.

The University also adds an undergraduate Sport Management degree program.

2010

Post University adds a Master of Public Administration degree program that includes a unique mix of public administration and business courses and can be completed entirely online.

2011

Post University adds a new multi-sport, synthetic turf field and softball field to provide a state-of-the-art playing surface for its Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse teams, and Softball team. 

The University also names its School of Public Service after long-time Waterbury business and civic leader and former member of the Post University Board of Trustees, John P. Burke.

2012

Post University names its school of business after Waterbury business leader and former United States Secretary of Commerce under Ronald Reagan, Malcolm Baldrige. Mr. Baldrige also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Post College from 1966 to 1970.

2013

Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business receives national accreditation through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This specialized accreditation is in addition to the University’s NEASC accreditation.

2015

Post University celebrates its 125 year anniversary of helping students build their futures through innovative education. Post continues the tradition by leading the way in online learning and is ranked among the best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News and World Report for the third year in a row.

 

Over the years, Post University has grown in both enrollment and stature within the larger academic community. In addition to its traditional residential campus, Post has become the largest provider of fully online higher education programs in Connecticut with a rapidly growing presence throughout the United States and internationally — all while maintaining its commitment to preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.

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Post University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other school administered programs.

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