The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 2nd, 2015
Southern New Hampshire University has become the latest institution
to team up with a major employer to make online courses a benefit of
A partnership between Southern New Hampshire and Anthem Inc., a
health-insurance company, will allow some 55,000 Anthem employees to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through the university’s College for America, a competency-based assessment program.
The announcement is one of several recent deals between a college and
a corporation that will expand higher-education opportunities for
employees at no or reduced cost, following a high-profile deal, announced last year, between Starbucks and Arizona State University. On Monday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced a similar arrangement with Strayer University.