How Melanie returned to finish her University of Memphis degree with courses from Saylor Academy

Student Savings Tops $500,000 with Saylor courses at University of Memphis. Like most students, Melanie Williams started down her path to a degree at the University of Memphis full of excitement and possibility. She enjoyed the academic life at Memphis and progressed into her final year. Then trouble arose. Hit with an unexpected financial crisis, … Read More …

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Saylor Academy Partners with Urban College of Boston to Provide Flexible and Affordable Degree Completion

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a college credit transfer partnership with Urban College of Boston. The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services … Read More …

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Saylor Academy & Kiron Open Higher Education Partner to Provide Higher Education to Refugees

Less than 1% of refugees globally have access to higher education. Kiron & Saylor Academy have joined forces to increase that number and will work together to provide thousands of refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge. Under the partnership, Kiron will direct students to Saylor’s tuition-free … Read More …

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Saylor Partners with Western Governors University

Western Governors University, a nonprofit university offering convenient, flexible and affordable education online, and Saylor Academy have established a credit transfer agreement whereby select Saylor Academy courses, passed with a proctored exam, will satisfy corresponding competency equivalencies in several WGU degree programs across multiple disciplines. For several of these degree programs, students can transfer more … Read More …

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Millionlights Join Forces with Saylor to Deliver Online Education and Skill Development to Learners in India

Millionlights a Pune, India based company, and Saylor Academy, based in Washington, DC., have entered into an agreement to help Indian learners access quality education by offering Saylor’s courses built by credentialed professors and subject matter experts. Millionlights and Saylor will work together to offer Saylor courses through Millionlights online education platform ‘millionlights.org’, which is … Read More …

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SkillSmart and Saylor Academy Announce Skills-Based Training Partnership

SkillSmart and Saylor Academy are partnering to accelerate skills-based learning and employment opportunities. Together, SkillSmart’s skills matching algorithm and Saylor Academy’s cost-effective training platform will streamline the pathway from education to employment for job seekers. Ninety percent of employers believe that graduates lack the skills they need, while nearly 50 percent of recent college graduates … Read More …

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Saylor Academy now offers over 2 years worth of tuition-free college credits with new ACE recommendations

We are pleased to announce new college credit recommendations for five more courses from the American Council on Education. These additional recommendations push the Saylor Academy over the important milestone of offering 60+ transferable college credits. That equals two years worth of tuition-free college credit transferable to some terrific, accredited partner colleges! We are honored … Read More …

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New Saylor Partnership Yields $5,000 Accredited Bachelor’s Degree Pathway

Saylor Academy has partnered with Qualifi, a UK Awarding Organization, and City Vision University, an accredited online university based in Kansas City, Missouri, to increase global access to curated and credentialed higher education by providing a four-year degree pathway to students for only $5,000 (Associates Degree for $2,000). This unique partnership creates a path for … Read More …

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Saylor Academy to Host Education Delegation from Uzbekistan

During the past few years, Saylor Academy has hosted educators from around the world as part of the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We have hosted professors and school administrators from nations including Israel, Palestine, China, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Congo, Norway, Bolivia and South Korea. This year, … Read More …

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University of Memphis’ “Finish Line” Program Expands With Saylor Academy Courses

Like many colleges and universities around the United States, the University of Memphis recognized that a segment of its student population needed additional supports and pathways to drive higher degree completion rates. One of the programs the University implemented to help address this need is the Finish Line Program, managed by their Center for Innovative … Read More …

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Thank You Lou Pugliese!

For the past two and a half years, Lou Pugliese has served with Saylor Academy as a Senior Fellow and Entrepreneur-in-Residence. During this time our organization has benefitted greatly from Lou’s practical guidance, sage advice and strategic vision. Lou brought to our organization his prodigious entrepreneurial experiences and a deep knowledge of the educational technology … Read More …

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Saylor Students Can Earn One Year of Tuition-Free College by Transferring Up to 30 “Saylor Direct” Credits to City Vision University

We are excited to welcome our newest Transfer Credit partner – City Vision University! Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, City Vision is an accredited university offering online degrees in Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management and Urban Missions for $6,000/year. Students completing “Saylor Direct” courses and passing proctored exams may transfer up to 30 Saylor credits … Read More …

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Palo Alto College Projects $225,000 savings from Saylor OER Textbook Adoption

We want to share some great news out of San Antonio, Texas. Palo Alto College, part of the Alamo College family, has adopted an openly licensed textbook that was originally published as part of our Open Textbook Challenge. Professor John Dunn, who serves as Department Chair, informed us that a faculty review committee officially adopted … Read More …

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