ACE Makes Fourth Straight Appearance on List of Indiana Best Places to Work


February 20, 2020

Mike Cook

Mike Cook

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American College of Education Makes Fourth Straight Appearance on List of Indiana Best Places to Work 

Indy-based online college offers flexible workplace, progressive benefits and more 

INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth year in a row, American College of Education (ACE) has been named one of the 125 Best Places to Work in Indiana. This elite group of corporate honorees were selected based on employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.  

“The ‘Best Place to Work’ recognition is a true testament to what we do day in and day out to create and sustain a positive and thriving work environment,” said KK Byland, vice president of human resources at ACE. “We listen to our employees and try to provide valued employee benefits such as a flexible remote-work policy, paid parental leave, civic hours, and tuition assistance.” 

This year is especially rewarding for ACE because it is the first year the school was part of the “Large Companies” category and still earned a place on the list. This recognition follows other honors for ACE in 2019: being named to the list of Online Master’s Best Programs, earning the top spot for working professionals, and becoming the first higher education program to earn International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Recognition for its M.Ed. in Educational Technology program. 

“ACE is celebrating a four-year streak as an Indiana Best Place to Work,” said ACE president Shawntel Landry. “We work hard to maintain a culture that goes above and beyond for our students and is productive for our employees, while still allowing them opportunities at home and work to contribute to their communities and be present for their families. This award caps off a very positive 2019 for the college and I look forward to what’s next for ACE in 2020.” 

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Indiana. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Indiana, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings. 

On April 30, the companies nominated will be invited to the Best Places to Work in Indiana Awards Dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, where they will learn their official ranking. ACE previously scored the No. 2 spot in the medium-sized companies division (those with 75-249 employees nationwide) in 2019, No. 7 in 2018, and No. 6 in 2017.  

About American College of Education 
ACE is a regionally accredited, completely online college specializing in affordable programs in education, leadership, healthcare and nursing. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 50 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Learn more at

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