CollegisEduprise Brings Learning Technology Solutions to Colorado Community Colleges Online
Maitland, Fla. and Denver, Co. – March 11, 2002 – In a Rocky Mountain region
valued for independence and self-reliance, a consortium of community colleges
has enlisted an outside partner to deliver the promise of superior overall value
and support for technology investments in higher education.
CollegisEduprise, the leading provider of comprehensive business, technology
and curriculum services to higher education, recently added Colorado Community
Colleges Online (CCCO) – a consortium of 13 community colleges with merged learning
resources, not all of which are in Colorado — to the corporation’s expanding
list of higher education clients.
This joint agreement marks the fifth significant statewide initiative for CollegisEduprise,
the others being successful relationships with CalStateTEACH (Calif.), Tennessee
Board of Regents, Kentucky Virtual University, and the Washington State Board
for Community and Technical Colleges.
The CCCO signing, which highlights support for Web-based coursework, distance
learning, and strategic services for online registration and administrative
applications, continues a trend toward technology services demand that began
late last year, particularly in the Rocky Mountain, Southwest and Western regions
of the country.
Just three months ago, CollegisEduprise signed a $26.5 million technology management
services agreement with Salt Lake Community College in Utah. That agreement
was bracketed by contracts with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, El
Paso Community College and Dallas Baptist University in Texas; Northern Arizona
University in Arizona; Loyola Marymount University, Claremont Graduate University
and West Hills Community College, all of California; and the Washington State
"Physical location in higher education is not always the most essential
element to students," said Bob Norden, Chief Operating Officer of Colorado
Community Colleges Online. "In today’s competitive academic market, accessibility,
value and quality of education take on added importance, as students look for
online solutions to meet their educational needs. CollegisEduprise will deliver
some of the essential ingredients for our rapidly growing programs."
An example of positive return on investment (ROI) comes from another CollegisEduprise
consortium client, Tennessee Board of Regents, which dramatically increased
statewide learner enrollments from 300 to 3,600 within nine months through the
TBR-Regents Online Degrees Programs (RODP). CollegisEduprise assisted with the
marketing and business plans of RODP, which also generated more than $1.5 million
in tuition and fees for Tennessee Board of Regents, while expanding student
access among rural Tennesseans through the export of quality educational degree
programs in an online environment.
By combining resources through a common technology services provider, consortiums
and individual institutions benefit from expertise and economies of scale within
a competitive college and university environment.
"Our comprehensive learning technology services are designed to provide
measurable success and return on investment, focused on the unique mission of
each client," said Rob Abel, Senior Vice President of Business Development
for CollegisEduprise. "We will apply our significant experience in jump-starting
statewide e-Education initiatives in this exciting partnership."
CollegisEduprise, based in suburban Orlando, has more than 110 college and
university clients nationwide, more than half of which are community colleges.
Other Colorado clients include Community College of Denver and Regis University.
About CollegisEduprise, Inc.
CollegisEduprise, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive business, technology
and curriculum services to higher education. Founded in 1986, CollegisEduprise
links administrative and academic goals through strategic vision and implementation.
CollegisEduprise clients achieve dramatic returns on investments in technology
by leveraging corporate expertise and economies of scale to realize financial,
strategic and operational value on campus and online. Visit the CollegisEduprise
Web site at www.collegiseduprise.com
About Colorado Community Colleges Online
The Community Colleges of Colorado Online is comprised of the 13 member
colleges in the Community Colleges of Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Dawson
Community College and Northwest Missouri State University. Through CCCOnline,
you can now earn fully accredited Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Applied
Science Degrees and Certificates, in various disciplines. Community Colleges
of Colorado are accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Visit the Colorado Community Colleges Online Web site at www.ccconline.org
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