Outlier.org Partners with InStride to Offer Employers Unlimited Access to World-Class College Courses
04.17.2023 • 2 min read
Outlier.org is excited to announce a partnership with InStride, a global leader in employer-sponsored education. Starting this June, employers utilizing InStride’s platform can access an unlimited subscription service to Outlier.org’s high-quality, accredited college courses.
NEW YORK (APRIL 17, 2022)–– Outlier.org is excited to announce a partnership with InStride, a global leader in employer-sponsored education. Starting in June this year, employers utilizing InStride’s platform can access an unlimited subscription service to Outlier.org’s high-quality, accredited college courses, empowering employees to advance their education and careers.
"This partnership with InStride demonstrates our shared commitment to making high quality education accessible to everyone," said Aaron Rasmussen, the CEO and Founder of Outlier.org. "By joining forces, we are empowering employees to advance their careers and helping businesses cultivate a more skilled and educated workforce."
This innovative subscription service will provide employees with unlimited access to Outlier.org's engaging, expertly designed courses taught by inspiring instructors from leading institutions such as Yale, Harvard, and MIT. Courses include a wide array of subjects including computer science, intro to business, professional communications, statistics, financial accounting, psychology, and much more. These courses teach highly sought after durable skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and written and oral communication, which are highly sought after by employers.
"By joining forces, we are empowering employees to advance their careers and helping businesses cultivate a more skilled and educated workforce." — Aaron Rasmussen, Outlier.org CEO and Founder
All Outlier.org’s for-credit courses, transcripted by the University of Pittsburgh, enable employees to earn transferable college credits on a flexible path to a degree. They are available on a rolling cohort basis every two weeks. Employees who do not need or plan to pursue a degree can still benefit from this high-quality curricula by accessing auditable professional learning and training resources.
The Outlier.org subscription provides a cost-effective, comprehensive educational benefit for employees enabling employees to access up to 20 college courses and potentially accumulating up to 60 credits.
Outlier.org’s college courses can be used by employees to pursue a variety of goals including lowering the cost of a degree program by transferring in credit, obtaining prerequisite credits in preparation for a graduate program, gaining valuable skills to drive career growth, or even gifting education benefits to employee dependents. Additionally, Outlier.org's subscription offering will help employees transfer credits to InStride's university and college partners to complete their degrees.
This partnership unlocks an exciting new category of flexible, unlimited, for-credit, and skill-based learning options for employers. Together, Outlier.org and InStride look forward to helping more individuals access world-class education and advance their careers.
About Outlier.org: Outlier.org empowers students to earn their degree with the best instructors without the debt. Students choose from for-credit courses and degree programs taught by leading instructors at Yale, MIT, and Harvard and enjoy a rigorous online learning experience with cinematic video, access to 1-on-1 tutoring, AI-proctored assessments, and active learning material. Outlier.org has partnered with education providers nationwide to offer high-quality courses that fit seamlessly into their schedules and enable students to earn college credit. Outlier.org offers an expansive and growing catalog with uncapped enrollment capacity that includes 16 college courses and 5 professional certificates. All Outlier.org courses and degree programs are transcripted by the University of Pittsburgh and Golden Gate University, respectively.