As the only accredited institution of higher learning dedicated to educating union members, the National Labor College has a unique place in academia. Though it started as a training center, it has greatly expanded its offerings since it first opened its doors in 1969 and today is home to nearly 1,000 students who live in university housing or their own college apartment.
The National Labor College first began as an effort on behalf of the Workers' Education Bureau of America and operated under Antioch College. However, by the late 1990s it had grown so much that it made sense for it to be its own school, and in 1999 it became a degree granting institution.
The National Labor College offers both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and is an important place for union members, leaders and staff to devise a vision for the future. The academic programs at the National Labor College are primarily aimed at students who have already earned an associate degree and typically operate alongside unions throughout the country, most of whom offers apprenticeship programs to make sure students are well-prepared for work in organized labor.
Along with placing a premium on training those interested in a career in organized labor, the National Labor College also offers an exciting student life, whether they live in an off-campus apartment or university housing. In particular, the school's location in Silver Spring, Maryland, is well known as a hub of entertainment and performing arts. And for those looking to get out of town, Silver Spring is just a short distance from Washington, D.C.
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