Two rows of incarcerated people at their graduation ceremony.MDHEWD recognizes the benefits of post-secondary education for Missourians who are currently or formerly incarcerated. We are proud to partner with the Missouri Department of Corrections and colleges across the state who serve our students and help them on a path to stability and prosperity.


Schools Currently Operating in Prisons

Privately Funded Programs


Second Chance Pell Initiative

  • Ashland University
  • Central Methodist University
  • Lincoln University
  • Missouri State University - West Plains
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Rockhurst University