A WordPress theme for a university or college should ooze elegance and simplicity.
The website should be able to display basic and informative details about the institution while doing so in a clear and direct way. Some educational establishments suffer from trying to incorporate over the top and elaborate designs however if you want some simple information from the university then this needs to be clearly shown on the website. Many college and university websites are under used and often just display crucial information about the institution however modern educational WordPress themes leave room for blogs, updates and other integrated features.
In fact, responsive educational WordPress themes are now very much in demand as many people (both students, potential students and staff alike) will access the website through a mobile device. By using a responsive theme then this makes the website far more accessible to a wider audience.
There also needs to be an element of functionality too. A lot universities and colleges will have online registration for class or even for new students and this needs to be easily integrated into the overall code and design. One of the main points of a good educational theme for WordPress is adaptability and being able to incorporate many different aspects into the one theme. This is something that the themes on our list below manage to do very well.
A final thing that a WordPress educational theme should have is a clean and simple design. Neutral color schemes that compliment the colors of the institution, black text in a easy to read font and ample space for images are all important here.
The themes that we have chosen below have all of these features and are perfect for a university of college website. Some are free while others are premium themes but they all offer the fundamental aspects of a good educational theme with certain themes providing some useful advanced features.
Hopefully you can find the right theme for your institution.
Academica by WPZoom
Academica is a non-profit / education CMS theme with a modern layout and elegant design. Modern three-column design, custom templates, easy to customize.
Academica Pro by WPZoom
Academica Pro is a modern, flexible and responsive WordPress theme with numerous custom page templates. Great for education websites, such as universities, schools, colleges, but will also fit just any business-oriented website.
Academy by Themex
Academy is a perfect theme for sharing and selling your knowledge online. It’s not just a theme, but learning management system that makes learning and teaching online easier for everyone.
AQ University by Astra
Clean university focused theme with a good layout and space for images and important text. It is a fantastic theme for displaying important information about the institution and its courses.
Co by GoodLayers
This responsive theme come up with the revolution of GoodLayers framework and provide a modern and clean look for an educational WordPress theme.
College Name by Glenn
Simple and straightforward design that offers a color scheme which is suited to educational websites. Good integration of different features and provides a theme options panel for easy editing.
Com Pass University by Astra
The prevailing white background slightly diluted with strict colors grows the atmosphere of solidness, which is so indispensable for a serious educational website. The revolutionary Bootstrap-based Cherry Framework will allocate your resource among other uniform ones, recruiting more young people to get into your university. Remember, that it’s easy-to-install and easy-to-use as well – you will be given the bunch of needful features for better managing of the website.
Community University by FlashMint
The perfect theme for a 21st century university or college. Clean design with a range of Flash features to add interactivity and offers endless customization options.
Educate by DX themes
This is premium WordPress theme for education, you may use the theme for school website, college or the University web page. The theme is packed with huge set of features giving you all tools to create highly professional website with scalable structure and manageable layout. The theme allows to turn your website into sophisticated news portal or corporate looking website. Numerous built-in image sliders and video steaming tools help to embed interactive content easily. We understand that the theme may be used by non profit organizations and projects, thus we keep the price very reasonable.
Education Academy by Templatic
This is a great education theme for WordPress, Education Academy offers you a beautiful looking theme for education institutes and schools websites. Although most suited for websites focused on education this theme can be used as a regular portfolio theme for all kinds of sites. With its widgetized homepage setting up the theme is easy as cake. If you find yourself in need of some assistance our expert support staff will deal with it at a moment notice.
Education by FlashMint
Education is a modern design for a modern institution. Uses Flash to create an elegant appearance and is suited to any university or college website.
Education College by FlashMint
Educational specific WordPress theme at uses easy on the eye colors and advanced features to offer an all round well designed template.
Education Theme By Studiopress
Your institution has a great deal of information to convey in a short period of time. Text, audio, video, curricula, and more. Help students, faculty and press find what they need fast, without the homework. 6 color styles, 6 layout options, custom background, custom menus, featured images, fixed width and mobile responsive.
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Education University by FlashMint
Education University will suit any educational website. Simple but effective it contrasts colors to highlight information and creates a clean layout for easy access to information.
EduPress by WPZoom
A beautifully organized WordPress theme for universities, colleges, schools, etc. Enhanced with 7 custom WPZOOM widgets, this theme is flexible, versatile and easy to customize.
Genius by Oldman
This genius WordPress theme will give your blog a professional, high quality look that will surely impress your visitors. With this genius design you will be able to easily customize your website and have all of the awesome features that WordPress 3.x websites have. The 3.x version of WordPress has many new APIs for genius theme developers to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types, and taxonomies. This genius WordPress theme is also known as template 41204 and will fill a width of up to 1152 pixels.
Govard by Elza
Govard is a clean theme with great custom features and a spacious layout. Displays information neatly with a neutral color scheme and social media integration.
Grand College by GoodLayers
Grand College is the best theme for School, University, College or even your business. It’s clean and modern designed with well crafted. You can change almost every elements color easily via admin panel. Page items are managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich. You can also create unlimited sidebar, choosing over 450 fonts or if you want to use your own, we provide a cufon uploader. You can also translate each elements to your language via this admin panel. Highly recommend for school, university or college website.
Hovard by Delta
This template has a flat design, which makes a plenty of colors, used here, look harmonically. The theme carries all the default goodies of modern progressive websites, and, moreover, it’s improved with Cherry Framework. It gives more notable features advanced admin panel, parent and child themes, shortcodes, filtered galleries and more.
Learnnex by Butterfly
Smartly designed educational website WordPress theme that provides a theme options panel for easy editing and customizing of the clean layout.
Lexington by Nathrat
Lexington is an easy to use, minimal style, education focused WordPress Theme. Now with unlimited color options in the backend to match any project you have in mind. Custom homepage modules give you flexibility to put together a site you’ll really love. What are you waiting for, take a look around.
My College by SkatDesign
My College is a powerful responsive education & blog premium WordPress theme jam-packed with features. The theme is very powerful yet easy to use and customize, whether you’re a WordPress pro or a beginner with no coding skills. My College will fit your large desktop screen, all the way down to your iPhone – and of course any Tablet or iPad. SEO (search engine optimization): My College is SEO optimized and it follows the latest trends and best practices in onsite optimization.
My College comes with 3 color styles, custom widgets, touch & swipe enabled featured slider and much more.
North West University by Elza
Northwest University is a white and grey university WordPress theme by Elza with social media icons, Google Map integration and a clean and modern layout.
ParkCollege by Quitenicestuff
ParkCollege is a WP theme designed with learning institutions/educational websites in mind.
Scholar by WPMUDEV
Scholar is a theme designed to work for heavy content sites, educational institutions and more ‘formal’ communities.
Universidad by Viva Themes
Universidad is a multipurpose CMS theme. We thought this theme to be used mainly for educational institutions, non-profits, organizations and corporations websites, but its flexibility allows you to use it for many different types of website. The theme is very flexible, comes with 5 different page templates, 3 menus and 4 widget ready areas, everything easily managed and very easy to customize to your liking.
The theme includes a very attractive front page slider and a small image header in the interior pages that shows images randomly from a specified folder.
University by Cowboy
High education focused WordPress theme with several content areas and a clean design. Provides different color schemes and uses a slider to display several images on the homepage.
University by Elza
Black and white educational WordPress theme that uses bright colors where appropriate. Comes with a host of integrated features for maximum functionality.
University by Shape5
The University WordPress Theme is designed for any type of college or university but can be used for any website. We have included S5 MultiBox to display videos on the homepage. Be sure to browse through the entire demo to see all the features included!