After acquiring top competitor, Penn Foster sought innovation to improve and simplify student-facing services
Boca Raton, Fla. — January 7, 2021 — Anthology, a proven leader in higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, announced today that distance learning pioneer Penn Foster has selected Anthology’s CampusNexus suite of solutions. Deploying CampusNexus Student, Engage, Finance and Occupation Insight solutions, Penn Foster will modernize all aspects of student engagement to holistically serve over 200,000 learners enrolled in its accredited, private online education programs each year.
“In an increasingly volatile and dynamic labor market, it’s more important than ever that we provide learners from all backgrounds with the tools they need to overcome the obstacles to meaningful careers,” said Nial McLoughlin, Sr. VP and CTO of Penn Foster. “With Anthology’s solutions connecting all of the critical elements of our student experience, such as timely data and comprehensive insights, we can rapidly identify challenges and opportunities, and respond to students effectively, while strengthening their overall academic experiences.”
Focusing on preparing and training the workforce of today and tomorrow for more than 125 years, Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Penn Foster offers a broad continuum of skills training, certifications, high school, multi-year degree and career diploma programs. After acquiring Ashworth College in 2019, the institution required a modern platform to seamlessly integrate existing student-facing services and yield actionable insights to enable ongoing student success.
“To help support Penn Foster’s mission of closing the skills gap across leading sectors like healthcare, industrial/trade, early childhood education, veterinary, hospitality and retail, we are committed to delivering the very best in technology-driven solutions that foster student success across every step of their educational journey,” said Jim Milton, CEO, Anthology. “We look forward to helping Penn Foster achieve stronger student outcomes through deeper connections with and visibility into the student lifecycle.”
Anthology’s CampusNexus suite of solutions has helped transform the student experience for hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide. Offering a 360-degree view of every department’s interactions with each student, the suite helps institutions boost enrollment, retention and placement results. It delivers the ability to manage a students’ entire academic lifecycle, from admission to graduation, and supports traditional, entrepreneurial, and online institutions alike.