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National Labor College
National Labor College 10000 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 10000 Phone: (301) 431-6400
  • General Information
    About National Labor College

    By establishing the physical and intellectual space for the labor movement to imagine its future, the mission of the NLC is to make higher education available to workers, to prepare union members, leaders and staff for the challenges of a changing global environment, and to serve as a center for progressive thought and learning. Vision and Values: Since its inception in the 19th century, the American labor movement has placed great emphasis on education.B In 1969 the leaders of this movement founded the George Meany Center, which became the National Labor College, in order to offer the high quality education and training programs necessary to produce a diverse movement of working men and women dedicated to a more equitable and just society. The contemporary labor movement faces the twin challenges of rapid technological change and a hostile political environment, which have together produced a long-term decline in union density.B In recognition of these challenges, another critical role of the NLC is to explore laborb

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • None
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,246
    Native American 10.0
    Asian 18.0
    African American 95.0
    Hispanic 91.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 12
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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