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Welcome to the new Tulane School of Professional Advancement.

Our name has changed from the School of Continuing Studies but our mission has stayed the same.

Students & Alumni

SoPA has a diverse student body coming from all walks of life; career-changers, current and former members of the military, people who want to upgrade their skills to progress in their current fields. Our students have a diversity of academic backgrounds, and in life and work experience. Our students include some who started but didn’t finish an undergraduate degree.

SoPA is proud of the tremendous diversity of background and experiences of its student body. A few facts describing SoPA students in 2017:

  • Highly diverse ethnically, with 27% identifying themselves as African-American, 51% Caucasian, 12% Latino, 2% Asian, 1% Native American, and 3% multi-racial.
  • 60% are female; 40% male.
  • A median age of 31, spanning from age 17 to age 81.