Mission and Values
The University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) offers a robust portfolio of courses and programs needed by aspiring professionals that evolves in response to their professional development in the fields of business, education, and health care.
PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. With University of San Diego faculty and expert practitioners, we create educational opportunities and programs that students need to:
- Improve performance with new skills and knowledge
- Advance in their careers and open doors to new opportunities
- Make positive, meaningful change in their organizations and communities
The Mission of the University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. The Division of Professional and Continuing Education shares this mission through academic outreach to adult and professional students.
The Division of Professional and Continuing Education is an agile and innovative academic organization committed to university and community partners in ways that serve working professionals and their employers. Thousands of current and returning students, and employers have put their trust in PCE to provide excellent educational opportunities for their personal and professional growth.
Diversity at USD
Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice at USD
As a Catholic institution, the University of San Diego seeks to represent the diversity and beauty of God’s creation as a way to understand and work to eliminate injustices on our campus, in our local community, and around the world. The University is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community and values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions. As a university committed to academic excellence, we strive to include diverse perspectives as a way of maximizing the transformative potential of learning, teaching, and scholarship.
For more information, please click here to review our Center for Inclusion & Diversity.
- Recognized as a Community Engagement Institution by the Carnegie Foundation
- Member of Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium
- Ranked by US News & World Report, Business Week, and others
USD is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).