Ashworth College

430 Technology Parkway, Norcross, Georgia 30092
Home study program. Nationally accredited

Blackstone Career Institute

PO Box 701449, Dallas, TX 75370
Offers a well-known paralegal correspondence course and other continuing education courses. Write for cost and information.

CLEP (College Level Exam Program)

P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
College credits for self-taught knowledge

College Guild

PO Box 6448, Brunswick, ME 04011
Offering free non-traditional correspondence courses to prisoners. Their mission is to stimulate in prisoners an interest in life-long learning by providing a selection of free, non-traditional correspondence courses. Courses are designed to be both thought-provoking and fun,  encourage objectivity and creativity, relieve the boredom of prison life with an opportunity to spend time constructively.


431 N. Brand Blvd #309, Glendale, CA 91203
Criminon (which means “no crime”) is an international non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal’s self-respect through effective drug detoxification, education, and common sense programs. By making them responsible for their actions, people under the Criminal Justice system can become ethical and productive citizens.


Haning Hall 222
Ohio University
, Athens, OH 45701
Correspondence Course Information
1801 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Write for a list of schools and courses that are offered to prisoners by mail.


1601 18th St. NW
, Suite 2, Washington, DC 20009
Write for a list of schools and courses that are offered to prisoners by mail.


Information about educational grants and education programs for incarcerated adults. Contact your state office for program availability.
State Offices

Partakers: College Behind Bars Program

230 Central Street, Auburndale, MA 02466

Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs In the United States and Canada: High School, Vocational, Paralegal and College Courses by Jon Marc Taylor

Biddle Publishing Co.
13 Gurnet Road, PMB 103, Brunswick, ME 04011
Provides contact information and an outline of the courses offered by over 250 educational providers, including many major universities. The book includes information on high school, vocational, paralegal, law, college and graduate courses. The book has many useful tips and articles for the proactive prisoner, including how to acquire a college degree for less than $2,000. Cost is $25.95 (postage prepaid) to prisoners.

Starcoast Academy

4907 Coral Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34210
Starcoast Academy is accredited by National Private Schools Association Group. Starcoast has many different programs, including a high school diploma program, which is self-paced and based on the abilities of each person.

University of Arizona Continuing Education & Academic Outreach The University of Arizona | Outreach College

P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Independent study courses for elementary school through university undergraduate levels.

Wesleyan University

70 Wyllys Avenue, 
Middletown, CT 06459
Wesleyan University offers a full grant to inmates. Past crimes and sentences are not considered. Essays and research papers are part of the admission process, and only a predetermined amount of inmates are
excepted each year. The programs are highly organized, and academic progress is the main criterion. The University offers undergraduate courses in the humanities and natural and social sciences.

The William and Ida Friday Center

100 Friday Center Drive 
Campus Box 1020 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020

This continuing education facility offers self-paced correspondence courses to incarcerated individuals. It is a combined effort with the North Carolina Department of Corrections and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Credits are granted for courses from eight institutions in the University of North Carolina system.   The Outreach program is paid for by the Inmate Wellness Fund by the North Carolina prison system.  Therefore, only inmates in facilities in North Carolina are eligible for the free tuition.  The course last nine months, and can have a first renewal option for free if needed.   Inmates in other states can take the self-paced courses but will pay an out of state fee.

Please visit this site for more information and enrollment:


The Prison Studies Project

The Prison Studies Project is compiling the first nationwide directory of postsecondary programs in U.S. prisons. Searchable and continually updated, the directory is an online, state-by-state listing of primarily on-site degree-granting postsecondary education programs in prisons.

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  • Vonda Sue Powell

    I’m looking for a program for my son in auto mechanic training. He is at ASPC Douglas Arizona

  • Roberta Ross

    I’m looking for a correspondence accredited course for my son in Audio Engineering. He is at Roach Prison in Childress Texas.

  • Roberta Ross

    I’m looking for a accredited correspondence course in Real Estate for my cousin in Prison in Moose Lake MN.

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