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Experience Textbook-Free Online Education

Instructors in this program use Open Education Resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students. Aurora University's use of OER gives students the opportunity to experience a better, more unique learning environment.

Your Education is More Affordable Than Ever

Because AU Online uses OER for part of this program, you will benefit from significant savings on textbook costs. The OER library and network allow you to access your learning materials with reduced textbooks costs.

Customized Learning with Unlimited Access

Our commitment to providing OER ensures that you will receive the best academic experience possible. The use of OER empowers our expert faculty to select the latest resources for enhanced coursework, creating a customizable experience. With AU Online and OER, you can be confident you are gaining the skills to succeed in your chosen career.

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Our education department is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Aurora University BSW and MSW social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).