About Onyx Colleges

We Start with Academic Ensurance℠

We first cover the advantages and benefits of being a successful learner, with a precise focus on succeeding as a university student and how you can use this time to sculpt your own path to reach your unique goals in life. 
Through engaging study and exciting experiences you'll hone skills to thrive in the classroom, the boardroom, and beyond.

  • Techniques for successful learning

  • Habits for focused personal growth

  • Communication & leadership skills

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Achieve Your Goals with Our Guidance

We are bombarded with information in this data-driven age, and it can be challenging to make sense of it all. We will help you take charge of your own learning process.
At the start of the program we meet with you to create a compelling and personalized study plan by making the most of online resources to deepen your knowledge about any subject that interests you beyond the ones required for graduation.

  • You select precisely which new skills to learn, structure your learning, and grow your talents while we teach you what you need for lifelong development.

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Get on Your Path to Lifelong Growth

The best part of the Onyx way of self-determined learning is that you can implement it on your own in your personal, professional, and academic lives.
We let you learn on your terms and for your best outcomes. We have developed a flexible education system based on years of research where every learner can create their own path.

  • You will grow along with a support network and the ability to promote content & tools uniquely curated for maximizing Education 3.0 success.

You Won't Just Survive Your College Years...

  • Make learning a lifelong practice that's seamlessly integrated into your everyday life and optimize your learning experience with Onyx University.

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    Approach any learning domain with the confidence to set your highest goals and achieve them and lead future generations to explore for themselves.

  • Expand your knowledge base with learning experiences, academic technology, digital resources, and a community of lifelong learners.


...You'll Thrive in College and in Life

Build Your Confidence

Feel prepared to approach any learning domain and successfully gain actionable new skills.

Design Your Future

Lead your own journey by designing a personal learning journey filled with the things you want to learn.

Focus Your Impact

Harness the power of the digital world and university study to make a change in the world.

"Learning should be a journey, an adventure, a joy to last a lifetime. It's time for you to take control of your path and build a brighter future for yourself.

- CK, Onyx's Originator

Choose What to Learn...

...While Achieving Great Outcomes



We'll help learners understand the admissions process, and prepare to make the most of their opportunities.



We believe that higher education should be about more than just earning a degree, so we help learners build a growth mindset.


Career Preparation

The days of having one job throughout a lifetime are gone, so we help learners discover the best path for them.



Having a vision for the future is a necessity so we help learners build a solid foundation and plan for lifelong success.

Explore The Onyx College Journey


Fundamental Knowledge

Learners will engage with valuable knowledge that is essential for them to become productive members of society and creators of their own opportunities.


21st CenturySkills

 Learners will develop specific 21st century skills to excel in the digital world, while also exploring their relationship with the world around them and with others.


Focus Foundation

Learners will delve into the theoretical knowledge that forms the foundation of their chosen major, their interests, and their specific specialization.



Learners will apply their knowledge towards practical skills for their specialization within their major while completing their undergraduate capstone project.


Undergraduate Capstone

Learners will select an outcome and experience they wish to achieve at the end of their degree program, with the project's format being decided by the learner.

Phase 1: Fundamental Knowledge

    Personal Wellness
    Personal Finance
    Emotional Intelligence
    Business Communication
    Intercultural Communication
    Interpersonal Communication
    Organizational Development

In their first year at Onyx University, learners will have the opportunity to engage with valuable knowledge that is essential for them to become productive members of society and creators of their own opportunities. 
Learners will choose ten units, five from each of two separate lists of ten available units, divided between ways of thinking and essential skills for success in the contemporary workplace. 
This year provides learners with an experience that ensures they are prepared for the rigors of the program and to actively participate in the Onyx community and the global community at large.

    Time Management
    Design Thinking
    Systems Thinking
    Critical Thinking
    Strategic Thinking
    Lifelong Learning
    Personal Accountability
    Talent Stacking

Phase 2: 21st Century Skills

    Personal Branding
    Digital Marketing
    Web Design 
    Graphic Design 
    Chaos Theory 
    Project Management
    AI Prompt Crafting
    Research Fundamentals

In their second year at Onyx University, learners will have the opportunity to develop specific 21st century skills, particularly those that will help them excel in the digital world. They will also explore their relationship with the world around them and with others. 
As in their first year, learners will select five units from two separate lists of ten available units. This year provides learners with the chance to practice and hone a versatile skill set that will serve them well as employees, entrepreneurs, and beyond. 
The focus of this year will be on collaboration and problem-solving in various contexts.

    Deep Work
    Digital Citizenship

 Academic Engineering℠ Program Phase 3 & 4 Unit Sequence

Phase 3: Education Foundation

    Mastery-Based Learning
    Project-Based Learning

In their third year at Onyx University, learners will delve into the theoretical knowledge that forms the foundation of their chosen major. This includes foundational texts, major thinkers, and pioneering perspectives within a given academic discipline and industry. 
Special attention will be paid to the major ideas and themes that underpin their specialization. Each major has five required units to take in the third year. Additionally, learners will craft an additional five studies, tailored to their specific interests and intended to best prepare them for their final year and beyond, through guidance and mentorship.

Phase 4: Education Realization

    Problem-Based Education
    Outcomes-Based Education
    Competency-Based Education
    Quality in Education
    ePortfolio Assessment

In their fourth year at Onyx University, learners will apply their theoretical knowledge towards specific and practical skills for their chosen specialization within their major. 
They will take another five required units related to their major, and engage in an additional five personal studies tailored to their interests. Substantial time and focus will be dedicated to completing their undergraduate capstone project, begun in the third year. 
This project serves as a demonstration of their achievements and learning, and can take the form of a research project, the establishment of a business, an experiential journey, or many other options to round out their undergraduate years.

Undergraduate Capstone

The undergraduate capstone experience at Onyx University allows learners to select an outcome and experience they wish to achieve at the end of their degree program. 
The format of the capstone project is largely up to the learner, with guidance and inspiration provided by Onyx University. Examples of potential capstone projects include developing a startup or small business, conducting action research, creating a new product, or gaining real-world practical experience. 
Each capstone project aims to enhance the learning experience for the individual learner and provide them with tangible evidence of their learning and growth over the past four years. 
The results of the capstone projects will be shared with the broader Onyx University community and partners will be invited to sponsor and support learners in their lifelong passions and pursuits.

So Why Join an Onyx College?

Modern Methods

● A focus on both experiential and visual appeal ● Convenient access through mobile-first and virtual channels● Lifetime access to learning experiences and digital resources

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Leading Curricula

● High standards of academic rigor led by innovative educators● Networked access to essential content and resources● Exceeding the gold standards of instructional design

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Borderless Engagement

● Backed by research and evidence for best practices● Connected across the globe for diverse experiences● Multiple pathways for a variety of personal learning journeys

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