Academic Partnerships:

Elevating Higher Education Online

Our mission is simple: helping universities grow and students succeed by increasing access to top-quality, affordable and workforce relevant education delivered online. We are in the business of changing lives through education.

Academic Partnerships supports degree programs that primarily serve working adults, such as nurses and teachers. These busy professionals are often juggling families, jobs and other responsibilities, but still want to advance their careers in a flexible and affordable way. We are grateful to work with respected universities to increase access to their high-quality programs, with a strong commitment to student success.

Dan Branch
Chairman of the Board

Affordable and equitable access to education is truly transformative for society as a whole. At Academic Partnerships, we are proud of our impactful mission of helping our university partners expand access to their top quality, affordable and workforce-relevant degree programs. Every day, we help regional universities provide working adults with access to affordable higher education to advance their careers – we do this by leveraging technology resources and providing support services. Working in partnership with the universities we serve, our aligned commitment to student success and workforce needs leads to significant positive social implications, and AP is honored to play a part.

Rob Ganji
CEO & Board Member
Who We Are

Raising the bar

As the leading facilitator of online program management services in the U.S., Academic Partnerships works with public universities and private colleges to expand their portfolio of online programs, grow their enrollments and support the entire online student journey.

Founded in digital innovation more than a decade ago, we bring single-minded dedication, an integrated set of services and data-driven performance to our collaboration with university partners—even more so as we face the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

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What We Do
Our services: The AP HigherEdge®

Academic Partnerships offers scalable, integrated solutions customized for institutions who are ready to optimize the effectiveness of their online education offerings and to see their online students succeed.

We partner with universities to launch and manage rigorous online programs, recruit highly qualified students via vertically integrated marketing and support student retention through completion using our industry-proven, comprehensive model of online program management services, the AP HigherEdge®.

University Services

We prepare stakeholders for success by assisting in aligning operational systems, helping plan and design engaging online programs and supporting faculty with training and professional development opportunities.

Integrated Marketing Services

We promote brand and program offerings through proprietary data-driven processes that flow across channels of performance-based marketing and field-based marketers to attract qualified students.

Student Support Services

We produce successful students and graduates by supporting them with high-touch communication plans carried out by dedicated specialists from application through matriculation to graduation.

At Academic Partnerships, we offer true expertise and verifiable results. Through our AP HigherEdge® services, we promise to invest resources up front, enhance the university brand while upholding academic rigor, guide faculty in leveraging technologies to advance their instruction, refine performance metrics based on data science insights and fully support each student’s journey toward successful completion.

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Where We Succeed
Results that reach beyond

Our goal at Academic Partnerships is not only to meet the performance expectations of our university partners but to exceed them—and to transform lives in the process. Since 2007, we have helped universities develop and deliver robust and engaging online programs that have served 270,000 working adult students—and counting.

Our results speak for themselves:

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University Partners

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Courses Converted Into Online Format

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Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

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Students Supported on Their Higher Education Path

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Graduates From One Online RN to BSN Program

Source: Academic Partnerships internal data

With Academic Partnerships’ support, Arkansas State University has created high-quality online education programs that are affordable and convenient for working teachers in Arkansas and beyond.

Thilla Sivakumaran
Vice Chancellor for Global Initiatives
Arkansas State University

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Articulating a Bold Future for Higher Education

A Letter from Rob

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Reflections on This New School Year

Dear University Partners: When Fred Rogers was a young boy and he was concerned about alarming events in the world, his mother would tell him, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mister Rogers said he came to see that “the world is full of doctors and nurses, police and firemen, volunteers, neighbors and friends who are ready to jump in to help when things go wrong.” As the new school year gets underway in…

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AP Supports

Academic Partnerships honors healthcare workers

Academic Partnerships applauds all nurses and healthcare professionals on the front lines.

We thank you for being our heroes!

The new evolution of online higher education

In these changing times, universities face an urgent imperative: the ability to move quickly between on-campus and online instruction. AP has the experience, the tools and the just-in-time resources to help.


Planning for Online Equivalency Now – We Can Help

AP has created a new comprehensive toolkit called “AP Off Campus,” designed to help your on-campus faculty and instructional designers stand up high quality online equivalency solutions…

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Resources for Nursing Program Leaders and Students

Academic Partnerships has created a resource center to support the information needs of nursing school deans, educators, administrators and students. We understand that you are…

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Remote Teaching and Learning – AP Is Here to Help

Academic Partnerships would like to offer immediate support in helping your on-campus faculty facilitate remote teaching capabilities using Zoom and other virtual delivery platforms. In…

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Resources for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

K-12 Subject Matter Specific Support Resources As higher education campuses across the country continue to mobilize to deliver face-to-face programs in a virtual synchronous setting,…

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Working at AP

Purpose-led &

We are capable, driven and diverse—and dedicated to joining our strengths as one to achieve extraordinary results for our university partners and their students. Academic Partnerships’ commitment to changing lives extends beyond beyond the workplace to our contributions as volunteers helping create genuine social impact in our communities. We attract motivated professionals who thrive in a collegial atmosphere working in collaborative, cross-functional teams that nurture excellence.

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How We Work
Focused on furthering excellence

At AP, we are focused on discovering even better ways to do our best and perform at the highest level. We unite in offering university partners the distinct advantages of:

A single, dedicated point of contact to coordinate university and AP efforts

Deep expertise in business, education and healthcare verticals

Vertically integrated and field-based marketing focused on student recruitment and retention

Expert program development facilitation and full-cycle student journey support

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Elevate your institution’s online successes with Academic Partnerships

Contact us to learn how our AP HigherEdge® services can make all the difference.

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