Saylor Academy and Nexford University logos. Nexford logo is yellow with black text. Saylor Academy logo is a book outline, one side light blue, one side dark blue, with an arrow cursor overlapping, next to text.

Saylor Academy and Nexford University (Nexford) have recently partnered to offer more flexible tuition-free and low-cost learning opportunities for Nexford communities. 

Saylor Academy is a non-profit initiative that believes that education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. As part of our mission, we partner with organizations worldwide to help educate communities so they can improve their lives. Saylor partners with universities as well as nonprofits, NGOs and government entities, to promote skill development worldwide.

The Saylor Academy and Nexford Partnership

In support of this mission, Nexford and Saylor Academy will leverage Saylor Academy’s courses to help students build critical 21st century skills.  Courses earn free certificates that students can display on LinkedIN, post on Facebook or Twitter or link to in a website or personal portfolio.  

Subjects include:

Nexford University will also accept some Saylor Academy courses for transfer credit, via Saylor’s degree completion program.  Courses that are eligible for transfer to Nexford are listed here:

Nexford and Saylor Academy both recognize that people face complex barriers to education and skills, not least of which are time and financial resources. This partnership allows students to develop key skills on-demand, and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. 

”Saylor Academy is excited about its new partnership with Nexford University,” says Jeff Davidson, Executive Director of Saylor Academy. “Nexford and Saylor Academy both embrace technology to make education more open and accessible, and our collaboration will open learning opportunities for more students.”

”Nexford University is looking forward to partnering with Saylor Academy.  This partnership will amplify our efforts to make workforce-aligned degrees even more accessible” states Dr. Cathy Plunkett, Chief Academic Officer of Nexford University. 

Dig Deeper 

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it.  We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching experience as well as industry-leading credentials.  Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations interested in collaboration.

To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected]

About Nexford University 

Nexford is where global citizens learn the skills they need, at the moment they need them most. We help people move forward in their careers – and their lives. We’re a Public Benefit Corporation based in Washington DC. Nexford aims to demonstrate a more effective way of aligning credentials to the workforce–one that is far better positioned to give any learner, regardless of starting point, an educational foundation for lifelong success. We do this through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and the development of models and tools that enable personalization and impact at scale.We are a cross-disciplinary team of relentlessly optimistic, ambitiously creative, solution-oriented problem solvers who collaborate to uncover and develop new scalable ways to enable our internal and external partners to consistently drive learner impact using the latest technologies and innovative practices available.Nexford University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).