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John Sperling, PhD, a Cambridge-educated economist, professor and entrepreneur, founded University of Phoenix in 1976 in response to the changing needs of the workplace. It was part of his commitment to provide adults with the higher education they would need to fill those needs and for forty years, that’s exactly what we’ve done. The times have changed, but our objective has remained the same – to help people enhance their lives through education. Together we will keep working to fulfill Dr. Sperling’s vision, improve the lives of our students and strengthen our communities. We are proud to provide students access to quality education, ongoing support and a range of resources to help them succeed. Through innovation and dedication we can continue to work toward a better tomorrow..
Like the original, this Louisville Slugger has hit a few out of the park. Living up to its mandate by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "preeminent metropolitan research university," the University of Louisville (U of L) is home to the first self-contained artificial heart implant and the first successful hand transplant. A major focus of U of L is health care, and the University of Louisville Hospital is a part of the school's medical program. U of L offers associate, baccalaureate, master's, professional, and doctorate degrees in some 170 fields of study. It has more than 21,000 students (with an 18:1 student-teacher ratio) enrolled in about a dozen colleges and schools on three campuses.
As one of the most innovative universities in the world, the University of Washington hires people who constantly seek new ways to advance the public good. Our more than 31,000 employees are driven to become a part of something greater than themselves by creating student access to excellent higher education, conducting ground-breaking research, offering life-saving patient care, and serving people in Washington and around the world. A university committed to advancing inclusion and operating sustainably, the UW is consistently honored as a “Great College to Work For” and ranked #5 on Forbes’ “Best Employers in Washington” list. The UW was founded in 1861 and provides world-renowned education to more than 54,000 students each year. We have schools and research programs on our Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses, and offer cutting-edge medical care at our Montlake, Northwest and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, Valley Medical Center in Renton, and clinics throughout the region. The UW is the 5th largest employer in the state of Washington, sustaining one out of every 37 jobs, and has an economic impact exceeding $15 billion per year.
Apollo's creed could be that we all deserve the chance to advance. The for-profit Apollo Group provides educational programs through a number of subsidiaries, including online stalwart University of Phoenix. The largest private university in the US, the University of Phoenix accounts for more than 90% of Apollo's sales and has an enrollment of 400,000 students in degree programs ranging from associate's to doctoral. Other schools include Western International University (graduate and undergraduate courses) and UK-based BPP Holdings, a provider of legal and financial professional training. Founder and chairman John Sperling and his son, vice chairman Peter Sperling, together own a controlling stake in Apollo.
Why Grand Canyon University? History of Grand Canyon University More Than 65 Years of Excellence Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ. During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape. GCU now serves as a leading nonprofit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview. Exciting Growth & Expansion GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community. Thriving Work Environment We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too. Generous Benefits & Special Perks Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events. Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefiting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time. Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members. We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu.
Founded in 1959, Cal State East Bay, formerly Cal State Hayward, has some 14,750 students at its three campuses on the east side of San Francisco Bay. Students can obtain bachelor's degrees in 52 fields of study including liberal arts, science, and business. The main campus is located in the East Bay foothills; a second campus is in nearby Concord, east of Berkeley. The Professional Development and Conference Center, located in downtown Oakland, offers continuing-education programs. The university also operates an Internet-based program awarding certificates as well as master's degrees in about 40 subjects.
Texas Tech is steadily building its Raiderland empire. The University System comprises the seven campuses of Texas Tech University (TTU), four campuses of the Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University which became a part of the system in 2007. Texas Tech University, home to the Red Raiders, has enjoyed a growth spurt in recent years, with an enrollment at more than 28,000 students. The school's goal is to reach 40,000 students by 2020. It offers doctoral degrees, law degrees, master's degrees, and bachelor's degrees in areas such as engineering, art, psychology, English, communications, biology, and governmental relations. TTU was established in 1923 as Texas Technical College.
Established in 1912 and a full university since 1961, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) is a scientific powerhouse. Its faculty currently boasts six Nobel laureates, seven National Medal of Science winners, and seven MacArthur Fellows (the "genius awards"). The university is home to the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the UCSD Medical Center, among other research organizations. With an enrollment of some 29,000 students, UCSD has six undergraduate colleges as well as graduate and medical schools. The school is one of the ten campuses in the University of California System.
With colleges and universities thick on the ground in Boston, Boston University (BU) amounts to more than just a hill of beans. Founded as a Methodist seminary in 1839, the private university has more than 33,000 students at its campus on the banks of the Charles River and its Medical Campus. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and special degree programs at 17 colleges and schools. BU counts Nobel laureates Elie Wiesel (peace), Derek Walcott (literature), Sheldon Glashow (physics), and Osamu Shimomura (chemistry) among its more than 3,800 faculty members.
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves more than 53,000 college-bound students in 96 schools across Texas and Southern Louisiana and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that thrives on the engagement of our alumni and community members as well as the financial support of advocates, donors, foundations, and friends of IDEA.