American College of Education Releases 2022 B Corp Report Showcasing Its Social and Environmental Impact
May 23, 2023
The report emphasizes the college’s unwavering commitment to operations that honor both people and planet
INDIANAPOLIS – May 23, 2023 – Leading provider of online and affordable higher education, American College of Education® (ACE), has released its annual B Corp report reflecting its impact in 2022. The college’s efforts exemplify its dedication to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency as outlined by the B Corp certification guidelines.
In 2022 alone, ACE served over 2,000 hours to several non-profits nationwide; implemented intentional diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; gave over $2.5 million in scholarships to students and more. The report highlights key initiatives including the college’s new ACE Scholarship Fund that has already surpassed $10,000, its dedicated ACE Month of Impact where the organization committed to a unified effort to make a difference and student satisfaction data.
Additionally, the report details ACE’s recognition as a Top Workplace in the nation that resulted from employee satisfaction and engagement surveys revealing the college as outperforming other colleges and universities by double digits. The college was also named a Best Place to Work in Indiana for the sixth consecutive year in 2022.
“Our ongoing mission at ACE includes having transformational impact on the lives of its students, alumni, faculty and communities through our commitment to social responsibility,” ACE President and CEO Geordie Hyland said. “From better student outcomes to looking for more ways to be impactful in communities, we are constantly evolving to be a more efficient, effective and impactful organization.”
Conducted every three years, the B Corp certification is awarded to businesses who demonstrate the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. ACE is currently awaiting its second recertification since becoming a B Corp in 2016.
“As a B Corp, ACE strives to solve social and environmental problems through the power of business,” Chief Human Resources Officer KK Byland added. “This means we take intentional steps to ensure our daily operations go beyond getting things done and make a difference in the community at large.”
To view ACE’s B Impact Assessment and profile, visit here.
About American College of Education
American College of Education (ACE) is an accredited, 100% online college specializing in high-quality, affordable programs in education, business, leadership, healthcare and nursing. ACE is ranked #2 on Newsweek’s 2023 top online colleges list. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 80 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, specialist, 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.