CollegisEduprise Brings Learning Technology Solutions to Colorado Community Colleges Online

March 12, 2002

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

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

Matt Gomez

Director of Media Relations


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