Ƶ helps regional public universities and small colleges launch and grow their accelerated online programs. Our mission is to increase access to high-quality, affordable, workforce-relevant online degree programs. We are built to help our university partners better serve their nontraditional students, meet employer and community needs and achieve sustainable growth.

Our mission: Expanding access to high-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant education.

Leadership and Employees

Our Leadership & Employees

Meet the executives who guide AP in creating collaborative, student centered partnerships with the universities we serve, and learn more about our mission-driven employees.


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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What Our University Partners Are Saying

What Our University Partners Are Saying

I consider our collaboration with Ƶ to be an unqualified success. The SIUE School of Business is committed to meeting the needs of working professionals by delivering quality, affordable, graduate business education and AP is helping us to do just that.

Timothy S. Schoenecker, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Emporia State University has been preparing great teachers for more than 150 years. Teacher education has always been central to our mission, and Ƶ is helping us continue to meet that mission in the 21st Century. Working with AP’s team, we’ve expanded the delivery of our graduate education programs through high-quality online formats. Working teachers everywhere now have access to ESU’s top-notch faculty and nationally recognized programs.

David Cordle
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Emporia State University

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Partnership with AP allows you to cast your net a lot wider and [reporting] shows that we’re drawing students from 14 – 15 states; most of those states we would not have been able to reach on our own.

Somnath Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor of Accounting
College of Business & Management
University of Illinois Springfield

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Our Culture

Our Culture

Ƶ is built on mission-driven 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. We are proud to live these AP culture pillars every day:

#StudentCentered, #Collaborative, #Empowering, #Caring, #Drive, and #Transformative


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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Risepoint Partners among those honored as 2024 Influential Leaders at AACSB’s ICAM

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A group of 22 distinguished academics from across the globe were honored as AACSB’s 2024 Influential Leaders at ICAM, the global business association’s international conference…

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AACSB ICAM Panel Shares Top 3 Solutions for Enrollment Challenges

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Participants in Solutions to Enrollment Challenges, a panel discussion presented during the Association to Advance College Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting (AACSB…

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WCET and AP to Host Webcast: Using Your Students’ Voices to Inform Your Learning Ecosystem

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Opportunities to enhance both campus and online learning experiences while meeting online learners’ distinct needs and supporting faculty who teach online are topics to be…

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Ƶ Introduces AACSB Deans Report at 2024 Deans Conference

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Growth, funding, and student engagement. Business school deans from across the globe named these as their biggest challenges in the latest AACSB Deans Survey Report.…

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Chronicle of Higher Education Releases Infographic on How Regional Public Universities are Navigating Challenges

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The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released an infographic, Regional Public Universities: Navigating Challenges, highlighting the ways regional public universities are overcoming some of the…

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SIU Carbondale Launches Eight Accelerated Online Graduate Programs Supported by Ƶ

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CARBONDALE, Ill. – April 4, 2024 – Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) launches eight online graduate degree programs with the support of Ƶ (AP).…

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Case Studies

Northwest Missouri State University Case Study

March 19, 2024

One of 13 public four-year universities in Missouri, Northwest Missouri State University (Northwest) considers itself “right-sized” – neither the largest nor the smallest in the…

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Chronicle of Higher Education Research Brief: Leaders of Regional Public Institutions Remain Optimistic Despite Challenges

March 8, 2024

Why do leaders of regional public universities feel positive about the future of their institutions, despite shifting student demographics, a lack of public understanding of the value…

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Chronicle of Higher Education Virtual Forum: Why Regional Public Universities Matter and How to Tell That Story

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“Figure out what your institution does well and lean into that story.” Effective ways to reinforce positive messages about how regional public universities create value…

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Case Studies

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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William Paterson University and AP Discuss Innovations in Providing Equitable Access to Degrees at AAC&U Annual Conference

February 6, 2024

The strategic support of a public-private partnership between William Paterson University (WP) and Ƶ (AP) and its innovation in meeting the needs of nontraditional…

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