Academic Partnerships

We deploy the technologies and tools to help universities grow their capacity to offer non-traditional online learners access to top-quality, affordable and workforce relevant degree programs that serve career pathways. As universities adjust to COVID-19 challenges, we are collaborating with our university partners to reshape the shifting landscape of higher education.

Our mission: Expanding access to top-quality, affordable, and workforce relevant education.

What Sets Us Apart?

At Academic Partnerships, we drive change through innovation in online education using the strengths, experience and creativity of our people. As a leader in online program management, we are focused on facilitating the goal of scalable online program growth for our university partners while supporting the success of their students—from the dream of a degree to bold reality. Our integrated online program management model, the AP HigherEdge®, offers:

Academic Partnerships low tuition online programs

High-quality, low-tuition online programs

Academic Partnerships faculty forward program design

Optimal faculty-forward program design

Academic Partnerships speed to market

Accelerated speed-to-market launch

Vertically integrated, data-driven marketing performance

Academic Partnerships student success

Seamless dedication to student retention and success

During the past eight years, Academic Partnerships has helped TAMU-CC establish and grow a high-quality online MBA program that has attracted working professionals from all over the country with its accessibility and affordability…

John Gamble
Dean College of Business
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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Grow Enrollments With AP HigherEdge®

Together with our university partners, we are co-inventing the future of workforce relevant and affordable higher education.

Academic Partnerships is mission-focused on serving public universities to expand access to top-quality and affordable higher education through online initiatives that span graduate and undergraduate programs in workforce relevant sectors such as healthcare, education, business and technology. Together with our university partners, we are co-inventing the future of workforce relevant and affordable higher education.

Rob Ganji, CEO, Academic Partnerships

Rising to every challenge

COVID-19 presented challenges to AP and our partners. By going virtual in response, we discovered new strengths in ourselves and guided K-12 schools and our university partners in moving on-campus classes rapidly online.

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Their [AP’s] efforts at recruitment and retention have expanded our nursing program’s reach in Maine and across New England, increasing enrollments at a critical time in public health. Working with AP is a true pleasure.

Erin C. Soucy, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Dean of Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Maine at Fort Kent

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Our Culture

Academic Partnerships is built on our OneAP culture of performance through collaboration and contributions founded in individual strengths. Plus, always honoring each other’s differences—and sprinkling in humor. Meaningful challenge is embedded in our DNA as we embrace the power of education to transform lives every day.


AP is a great place to work

The heart of our work flourishes from a commitment to shared values. We embody integrity and initiative, promote teamwork and produce results while nurturing kindness and diversity and inclusion. We are coworkers and friends, moving mountains within a vibrant and expanding company—come grow with us!

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Built-in Benefits

Life at Academic Partnerships isn’t all work—we balance our efforts with abundant opportunities for all employees to learn, to care for our greater community, to stay healthy and to celebrate what makes each of us unique:

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Serving and contributing to community-based charities, including paid volunteer time off

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Encouraging mental and physical well-being through activity and nutrition initiatives

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Offering professional skills instruction and personal development through LinkedIn Learning

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Fostering cultural awareness through recognition and events led by our multinational council

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William Paterson University to Offer Affordable and Quality Online Undergraduate Degree Programs Aimed at Working Adults

August 5, 2021

Aug. 5, 2021 – William Paterson University is expanding its portfolio of fully online degree programs to include nine new online bachelor’s degrees beginning in…

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Commitment to Student Success

July 29, 2021

At the heart of our work is a deep commitment to our university partners and their students, where AP only succeeds if they succeed.  Hear…

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Our Mission & Impact

July 29, 2021

AP’s mission is simple:  expanding access to top-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant education delivered online.  Learn more about AP overall, our mission and how we are…

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EWU and Academic Partnerships Expand Affordable, High-Quality Online Programs

June 14, 2021

Cheney, WASH (June 14, 2021) – Eastern Washington University (EWU) today announced the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degrees supported by Academic Partnerships…

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Academic Partnerships to Present at the ASU REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit to Discuss the Importance of Faculty Leadership in Online Higher Education

June 9, 2021

DALLAS, TX – June 9, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD,  Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…

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Resources for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

June 8, 2021

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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Southern Oregon University Expands Collaboration with Academic Partnerships to Add Affordable, High-Quality Online Graduate Education Programs

June 2, 2021

Oregon – June 2, 2021 – Southern Oregon University (SOU) today announced the expansion of its online graduate education portfolio supported by Academic Partnerships (AP). …

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New Survey Reveals High Satisfaction with the Affordability and Quality of Online Degree Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships

May 12, 2021

Results provide perspective on the value of online higher education Dallas, Texas – May 12, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading online facilitator for…

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Case Studies

Eastern Washington University

April 19, 2021

Eastern Washington University (EWU) was one of the first schools in the United States to announce it was moving all its classes online in response…

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UNC Pembroke

April 16, 2021

Founded in 1887, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) is a regional four-year public university that serves as a vital employer and institution…

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Eastern Michigan University

April 12, 2021

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a regional public four-year university that was founded in 1849 and has grown to serve more than 16,000 students. Located…

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