How We Outperform

Achieving Results for Our Partners

Academic Partnerships forms relationships with universities based on their online enrollment and growth goals. We manage market-facing processes for our partners, enhancing institutional performance and empowering positive student outcomes for working adults who need to advance their knowledge and careers.

In a recent ranking of the top 30 online program management companies in the U.S., Academic Partnerships ranked #1 based on number of university partners and #2 based on number of online programs.

(HolonIQ, Aug. 3, 2020)

Collaborating for Significant and Sustainable Growth

Academic Partnerships helps each university partner identify best-fit opportunities that present growth potential within their market. Then we consult closely to launch and scale online programs that resonate with potential students and meet the needs of adult online learners.

By executing on this plan, we consistently demonstrate partner benefits of strong enrollment, broad recognition for quality programs, a focus on student retention and a reputation for outstanding value. We only succeed when our partners and their students succeed.

 

Featured Case Studies

 

Fitchburg State University Case Study

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 students. At the same time, it competes with more than 100 two- and four-year colleges and universities or higher ed institutions within a 50-mile radius to serve those students.

Founded in 1894, the University is dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. The University has a long history of providing adult-based education and online programming. The University connected with Academic Partnerships (AP) for assistance in expanding their online accelerated online programming.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Case Study

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 State Normal School, which offered four years of high school and the first two years of college, the school’s primary purpose was to prepare students to teach in the public schools of Oklahoma.

Reaching underserved populations remains a top priority for the University. Fifty percent of Southeastern’s students are the first generation in their family to attend college, and approximately 28% of its students are of Native American descent. Located approximately two hours from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas, the University began exploring online learning as a way to expand access to affordable, high-quality education and educational equity.

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Arkansas State University Case Study

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 Academic Partnership’s longest-term partners, having launched its first AP-supported online program, a graduate education degree, in 2007.

Building on the initial success of this program, A-State has continued its partnership with AP, strategically adding multiple accelerated online programs supported by AP. As of July 2023, the A-State-AP online portfolio numbered 139 programs, including associate, bachelor’s, graduate and postgraduate degrees, and certificate programs spanning business, communications, education, healthcare, social sciences, technology, and engineering.

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Here are more of our outstanding results:

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Eastern Washington University

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

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

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

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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Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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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Declining On-Campus MBA Thrives Online

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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