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Ascend Learning Overview

Burlington, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Ascend Learning, LLC ( is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. Ascend is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing ... Read more

Mission: We help our students, educators and employers achieve education and career outcomes through innovative learning solutions that span the lifetime of learning.

Vision: We will be the leading career solutions provider, delivering outcomes-based online education ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're celebrating National Nurses Week at Ascend Learning this week. If you see a nurse, be sure to say thank you!

  • Providence Equity Partners has reached a binding agreement with Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to purchase all equity shares of Ascend Learning. This presents a great opportunity for us to grow our businesses and serve clients!

    Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to Acquire Ascend Learning from Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    "We are excited to work with and CPPIB and know their partnership will be a tremendous asset for the next phase of our company's growth," said Greg Sebasky , CEO of Ascend Learning. "We're also grateful for the partnership we've had with and Ontario Teachers' and the outstanding growth we've experienced working with them."

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Ascend Learning – Why Work For Us?


Our Clinical Healthcare businesses support students and educators in the ever-changing field of healthcare. We offer solutions that drive nursing success, certify front-line healthcare workers and help medical schools manage administrative tasks.

Fitness & Wellness

Our businesses train and certify a range of fitness professionals, from personal trainers to Spin instructors. We also help working fitness professionals hone their skills with ongoing learning opportunities.

Academic & Professional

We offer educators best-in-class classroom solutions that focus on comprehensive content and innovative technology.

Safety & Trades

These businesses deliver online training in a range of professions that are all on a high-growth track.

There’s no secret to our success.

How has Ascend Learning become a leading digital education company?

Our culture of accountability to our customers, and to each other, is at the heart of how we approach our work every day. Ascend Learning is built on delivering measurable results because our customers need analytics-based tools to measure their own success. From test preparation and certification programs to assessments and multi-media learning - and much more - our talented employees are creating amazing learning solutions that are changing the education market.

What’s the best thing about working at Ascend?

It’s hard to choose just one, so we didn’t. See what our employees love about being part of the team.

Have an idea for an event? You’re in the right place, with the right people, to make an impact.

  • We build homes for Habitat for Humanity
  • We volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs
  • We raise money for the Rotary Club
  • We sponsor a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Soles 4 Hope – We help make shoes out of old jeans for children in Africa
  • We fix up homes for elderly through local programs
  • We hold a company-wide March Madness Charity Basketball Bracket Challenge
  • We hold lunch & learns for employee education and career growth
  • We even sponsored an employee to raise money by running the Boston Marathon
  • And many other local and global causes

There’s no end to the good you can accomplish at Ascend.

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    I have been working at Ascend Learning full-time (More than 8 years)


    I worked with NASM (Ascend BU) in Chandler, AZ for over 6 years. Though I LOVED my NASM team, I wanted to move back home to the Midwest. I decided I wouldn't do that unless it was for a job within the Ascend family. I was thrilled when I was offered a position at the Leawood, KS office. Not only was I able to go back home but I was provided the opportunity to stay with Ascend and enjoy its amazing culture and benefits. Plus I have my 4 season back!


    We're super busy but to me that's not a con. If a company is growing, (which Ascend is), you have to roll up your sleeves and dive in.

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    Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Ascend Learning (Leawood, KS) in April 2016.


    I was referred by someone within the company. Applied online. Phone interview with recruiter. In-person with hiring manager and two other members of the leadership team. I submitted work samples for review and a sample campaign plan. Called back for one more interview with potential teammates. Received offer by phone within a week.

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    • How do you add value in your role? How do you work across teams?   1 Answer
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