SNHU acquires Kenzie Academy to expand access to in-demand micro-accreditations
Manchester, New Hampshire (March 9, 2021) – Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-level programs. quality in software engineering and UX design. Working together, Kenzie and SNHU plan to expand access to alternative degrees, create a new and diverse pipeline of talent, and close the opportunity gap for underserved students.
“SNHU and Kenzie are a natural fit because we share a mission to help bring higher education to learners who have often been left behind by mainstream higher education,” said Paul LeBlanc, President and Chief Executive Officer. management, SNHU. “We have long known that alternative degrees are essential in helping people develop, prepare for the future of work and be lifelong learners. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to displace workers, these shorter learning periods at affordable prices will be essential for learners to advance their careers and improve their lives in the new economy. “
Recent research by Strada educational network found that nearly two-thirds of Americans have expressed a preference or interest in education options without a degree and skills, and many are looking for high-value programs that allow them to advance their careers. To meet this consumer and workforce demand, SNHU and Kenzie will work together to help deliver more accelerated training programs focused on in-demand fields and jobs to more students in the world. nationwide.
Kenzie Academy was founded in 2017 and is a national leader in online technology training. With its affordable funding options making education accessible to everyone, Kenzie Academy has been able to deliver high quality offerings to professionals across America and place them in rewarding careers in technology.
“I am proud of the Kenzie Academy team and everything we have built over the past four years,” said Chok Ooi, CEO of Kenzie Academy. “By joining SNHU, we can accelerate our mission and expand access to our high quality and affordable alternative study programs to more students across the country. “
With the acquisition, Kenzie Academy will become a not-for-profit organization, operating as a division of SNHU, offering accelerated online training programs.
“At SNHU, we have long aspired to offer short-term, employment-oriented micro-accreditations, and we are excited to work with Kenzie to expand these program offerings,” said LeBlanc. “The market without a diploma has seen significant growth in everything from boot camps to certifications and so on. just at the right time.
About the University of Southern New Hampshire
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, not-for-profit institution with 88 years of experience in educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Serving more than 150,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and at its 300-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. Recognized as the “most innovative” regional university by US News & World Report and one of the fastest growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to affordable, high-quality pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
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