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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Thought Leadership

Innovation in Higher Education

April 6, 2021

VIDEO: Tekoya Boykins, AP’s Assistant Director of Academic Services and Products (ASP), presents at the Wesley Peachtree Institute (WPI) 2021 HBCU Forum, focusing on historically…

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Academic Partnerships to Present at the Virtual WPI 2021 HBCU Forum to Discuss Innovation in Online Higher Education

March 8, 2021

DALLAS, TX – March 8, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD,  Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…

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Radford University & Academic Partnerships Team Up to Offer Affordable and Quality Online Programs in Nursing and Business

January 15, 2021

RADFORD, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 – Radford University has entered into an agreement with Academic Partnerships (AP) to provide its highly sought-after and affordable degree programs…

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Childress Regional Medical Center and The University of Texas at Arlington Team Up to Tackle Nursing Shortage

January 15, 2021

Innovative regional partnership offers an accelerated pathway to nursing degree Childress, TX – January 14, 2021 – Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress, TX today announced…

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Planning for Online Equivalency Now – We Can Help

August 26, 2020

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 K-12 Teachers and Administrators

August 25, 2020

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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Resources for Nursing Program Leaders and Students

August 24, 2020

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

August 23, 2020

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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Your COVID-19 Response: Moving Online Rapidly

August 21, 2020

Resources to Convert Face-to-Face Learning to Online Delivery The key to keeping students engaged while moving from a face-to-face format to virtual delivery is maintaining…

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Tips and Tools for Faculty Virtual Delivery

August 21, 2020

Moving face-to-face curriculum to an online format in a hurry isn’t a small task, but there are a number of ways faculty can leverage new…

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Tips and Tools for Students Participating in Virtual Coursework

August 21, 2020

In response to potential campus closures, you may be asked to join your coursework virtually. There are a variety of ways faculty may facilitate this.…

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