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DATE:  January 16, 2018

Lumerit Education Announces Partnership with Pearson Education 
Launches its Global Digital Classroom for the Fortune 500 market

San Antonio, TX – Lumerit Education announced today a partnership with Pearson Education to offer its Global Digital Classroom™ and Central Registrar’s Office™ to Fortune 500 corporations to enhance employee retention and development.

“Time to degree completion is the enemy of working adults,” said Rick Beyer, CEO of Lumerit Education. “With graduation rates now measured over a six-year period along with continued issues of affordability, corporate employees need an advocate for accelerating degree completion while aligning to their own personal goals.” 

The partnership with Pearson allows major corporations and their employees to access Lumert’s proprietary Central Registrar’s Office to construct a course-by-course accelerated degree plan from one of more than 1,000 colleges and universities.

“We selected Lumerit because they are best in class with their technology platform and ability to help working adults finish their bachelor’s degree in the most time and cost-effective manner,” said Jim Homer, Sr. Vice President AcceleratED Pathways, Pearson Education. “The fact that Lumerit is working with some of the nation’s largest employers gave us the confidence in their ability to scale to the 343 of the Fortune 500 companies who offer tuition assistance benefits.”

For corporations who have tuition assistance programs (TAP), employees will have access to Lumerit’s Central Registrar’s Office where they can design their own degree plan which takes into consideration their personal goals, available time and fastest path to graduation, while eliminating out of pocket cost for employees. For working adults, having flexibility in course start times and the fastest path towards graduation can make the difference between balancing work, life and learning.  

“We look forward to building this corporate partnership with Pearson,” said Beyer “The combination of Lumerit’s innovative program offerings and Pearson’s strong corporate brand will help corporations take a more strategic approach to employee development and retention while saving millions of dollars in higher education spending.”

About Lumerit Education

Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company is addressing the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its highly flexible proprietary technology platform. Through its Learning Solutions division, the company also helps small and medium-sized colleges compete in the higher education online learning arena. Lumerit has served more than 24,368 students from all 50 states and 48 countries with its Global Digital Classroom allowing them to create degree plans with more than 1,000 colleges and universities through its Central Registrar’s Office. The company continues to earn world-class Net Promoter Scores® from its students. Learn more at www.lumerit.com.