Post University was founded in 1890 as a business school to fulfill the educational and training needs of industry in central Connecticut. It was named after Henry C. Post, who became principal and later president of the school. It became a four-year college in 1976. In 1990, it affiliated with Teikyo University in Japan and was renamed Teikyo Post University. In 2004, Teikyo University transferred control of the university to a new board of directors, and the school was renamed Post University. The first master’s degree was offered in 2006, and it became the largest provider of online education in Connecticut.