The Catholic University of America aspires to provide a Catholic education to all who seek one. Established in 1979 as University College, the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is an integral part of the University's educational mission. 

The Metro School educates a diverse student body, specializing in classes for non-traditional, adult learners who seek to improve academically and professionally. To meet the needs of students with careers and families, the Metro School offers flexible class schedules, including in-person evening classes, online courses, and accelerated programs.

The Metro School provides students more than just academic degrees and professional credentials: It provides a framework of ethical leadership and service to the community. Metro Students enjoy flexible class schedules and all the benefits of a Catholic University education, preparing them to serve as ethical leaders in their workplaces and communities.