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2022/2023 Impact Report

AP’s Impact Report provides a transparent look at how we help students realize a high return on their investment by supporting regional universities’ delivery of high-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education.

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Fitchburg State University Case Study

February 22, 2024

Located in North Central Massachusetts less than an hour from Boston, Fitchburg State University is well-situated next to densely populated metropolitan areas with many prospective…

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Case Study

January 30, 2024

Expanding access to education has been one of the highest priorities of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) since its inception. Founded in 1909 as Southeastern…

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Arkansas State University Case Study

December 19, 2023

Arkansas State University, a public research institution, is the second largest in its state and the flagship of its system. It is also one of…

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Eastern Washington University

November 28, 2023

Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) relationship with Academic Partnerships (AP) began in 2018, two years before the pandemic. EWU was one of the first schools in…

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University of Illinois Springfield Case Study

November 7, 2023

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is one of the three regional public universities comprising the University of Illinois system. UIS was an early adopter…

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Carleton University Case Study

April 3, 2023

As a public research university ranked #5 among Canada’s Best Comprehensive Universities by Maclean’s (2023), Carleton University is conversant with academic innovation with Carleton’s Sprott…

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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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Southeastern Oklahoma State University

April 1, 2021

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a regional public four-year university that began serving students in 1909. Its traditional on-campus programs primarily serve students from two…

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Established Online Presence – Adding a New Program in a New Discipline

August 24, 2019

Challenge: A longtime partner with a successful RN-to-BSN program was ready to add a new online MBA program to its degree offerings. Solution: Our Academic Services team…

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Program Design and Course Development Process – Growing to Scale

August 23, 2019

Challenge: A new AP partner with previous online program experience needed to prepare for rapid enrollment growth. Solution: As part of its professional development for faculty, the…

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Assistance with Program Design and Course Development – Emergent Program

August 22, 2019

Challenge: A new AP partner with limited online programming experience and resources sought to bring on new programs in multiple disciplines while migrating to a new…

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Faculty Workshops Deliver Best Practices

August 21, 2019

Challenge: The program director for an established online nursing program was looking to update curriculum and provide faculty with ideas, tools and best practices for online…

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Declining On-Campus MBA Thrives Online

August 19, 2019

Challenge: A university sought to increase enrollments in its AACSB-accredited MBA program as on-campus enrollments had fallen dramatically. Needing to attract students and strengthen the program's…

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Fitchburg State University Case Study

February 22, 2024

Located in North Central Massachusetts less than an hour from Boston, Fitchburg State University is well-situated next to densely populated metropolitan areas with many prospective…

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Case Studies

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Case Study

January 30, 2024

Expanding access to education has been one of the highest priorities of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) since its inception. Founded in 1909 as Southeastern…

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Case Studies

Arkansas State University Case Study

December 19, 2023

Arkansas State University, a public research institution, is the second largest in its state and the flagship of its system. It is also one of…

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Case Studies

Eastern Washington University

November 28, 2023

Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) relationship with Academic Partnerships (AP) began in 2018, two years before the pandemic. EWU was one of the first schools in…

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Case Studies

University of Illinois Springfield Case Study

November 7, 2023

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is one of the three regional public universities comprising the University of Illinois system. UIS was an early adopter…

Read more

Case Studies

Carleton University Case Study

April 3, 2023

As a public research university ranked #5 among Canada’s Best Comprehensive Universities by Maclean’s (2023), Carleton University is conversant with academic innovation with Carleton’s Sprott…

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