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It’s Not About Us, It’s About You!

Driven to provide you with the high-quality online education you expect at a low cost you deserve.

Students Come First

Since our founding in 2005, our mission is to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education to advance your career. We keep our costs low and pass those savings onto you. Our coursework is grounded in evidence-based theories and real-world situations to help you apply your learning right away.

We put your needs first to help you achieve your goals, both personal and professional. We also prepare you to serve in your community and become a leader in your field.


Quality Education You Expect

American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Our teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You expect quality education and ACE delivers!


We’re High Achievers

Don’t just take our word for it. Ask our alumni about their experiences and see what others are saying about ACE. We’re humbled and grateful for the awards and recognition we’ve received, but we’re most proud of our students’ success and being named a Best Places to Work in Indiana for the past six years in a row!

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education1, Teaching English Learners1, STEM Education2, and Health and Wellness Education.3

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Leadership4, Teacher Leadership4, Higher Education4, Educational Business Administration4, and Literacy.5

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in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall6; in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Technology7, Instructional Design and Technology7 Curriculum and Instruction8, and Integrated Curriculum.8

1 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (CIP 13.02)
2 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods (CIP 13.1213)
3 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Health Teacher Education (CIP 13.1307)
4 Educational Administration and Supervision (CIP 13.04)

5 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas – Reading Teacher Education (CIP 13.1315)
6 All Education Master’s Degrees
7 Educational/Instructional Media Design (CIP 13.05)
8 Curriculum and Instruction (CIP 13.03)

Source: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

Rankings & Awards

Top 50

Best Master’s Programs by Intelligent.com

M.Ed. in Educational Leaderships & M.A. in Secondary Teaching

#10

in Top 57 Online Doctorate in Education Programs by Intelligent.com

Ed.D in Leadership

#2

best online college in America by Newsweek

Online Colleges in 2023

Recognition

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

M.Ed. in Technology

#1

Top Online Program for Working Professionals by Nitro College

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Best Place

to Work in Indiana

Awarded in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

#1

in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, Teaching English Learners, STEM Education, and Health and Wellness Education.

Multiple Programs

#2

in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Higher Education, Educational Business Administration, and Literacy.

Multiple Programs

#3

in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in education overall; in the nation for most master’s degrees conferred in Educational Technology, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Integrated Curriculum.

Multiple Programs


B Corp University

Our mission to serve, lead and achieve drives us to make a positive difference in our community. As a Certified B Corporation, we follow the B Corp standards of social and environmental performance, positive impact on employees and customers, and public transparency. 

We believe in using business to do good and to promote positive change for everyone, and we believe this philosophy creates a better learning environment for you. We pursue these ideals by hiring servant-leader faculty and staff, volunteering in our communities, and working closely with like-minded, politically neutral organizations.

We serve those who serve and develop leaders by being leaders.


Social Responsibility

We’re committed to serving you and your diverse community. We go beyond our bottom line to make sure we strive to do good and make the world a better place. We want you to remember us for providing the high-quality education you expect at a low cost you deserve in a service-oriented learning environment.

1,800+

individual civic hours

70

trees planted in partnership with Texas Tree Foundation

$20,063

raised for Indianapolis-area teachers to provide school supplies

15,000

backpacks filled with school supplies for Orlando-area students

$120,000+

donated to nonprofit organizations in our community

46,680

Cincinnati-area students supported in tandem with Crayons to Computers

6th

consecutive year in a row as a Best Place to Work in Indiana

88.6

impact score in 2021 on the B Impact Assessment



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Our workplace culture is vibrant, inclusive, supportive and provides amazing benefits and opportunities for you to make a positive difference.

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