UNI-CUE's mission is to provide a positive environment for lifetime learning where individuals may pursue and continue their educational goals and prepare for careers.
UNI-CUE collaborates with other University departments and community programs to match its resources with community needs. Above all, the pursuit of excellence and distinction in all university programs and activities is critical to fulfilling the University's public responsibilities for the development of educated and productive Iowa citizens and for providing leadership and service.
Educational opportunity for minority and non-traditional students is a high priority. The UNI-CUE continues its longstanding tradition of recruiting, motivating, and encouraging students to pursue their career goals and aspirations.
The UNI-CUE facility supports several federally-funded TRiO programs: the Educational Opportunity Center; the Educational Talent Search Program; the Classic Upward Bound Program. The state-funded Iowa Math & Science Academy is also supported by the UNI-CUE.
The UNI-CUE fully embraces the concept of continuing and part-time education. Evening degree classes for college credit are offered from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Courses continue to be expanded and offered during a time convenient for most nontraditional students.