HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have entered into a partnership to support and expand NIU’s online program offerings. The first phase of the three-year agreement will focus on launching six programs online: a Master of Science in Digital Marketing, a Master of Science in Data Analytics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Master of Public Health.
The partnership with Wiley and expanded online offerings are part of NIU’s Five Year Strategic Enrollment Plan to attract and retain students. Administrators recognized an opportunity for growth by expanding NIU’s high-quality programs and reach through new online offerings. To fully develop this initiative, they sought a proven partner with resources and expertise in launching and managing online programs, as well as the ability to do so in a way that aligned with NIU’s mission and values as a public university.
“NIU is committed to offering students an exceptional educational experience wherever they are. We’re investing in our online programs to best meet the needs of working professionals who want to broaden their career path,” said NIU President Dr. Lisa C. Freeman. “Wiley has the experience, strategy and tools to help us develop new audiences and offerings.”
Wiley was the only higher education services partner that was able to provide its complete menu of services to NIU as part of a fee-for-service arrangement—a result of Wiley’s flexible partnership models that are based on each institution’s specific needs and objectives. Under the agreement, Wiley will support NIU with services in marketing, recruitment and enrollment and student retention. NIU will also take advantage of Wiley’s Ranku platform, a streamlined and searchable online presence, to support all online and hybrid programs. The initial length of the contract is for three years, with two one-year renewal options.
“NIU created a solid strategy for its future growth, and we are very pleased that Wiley will play a part in helping to achieve its goals,” said Matt Hillman, Co-President of Wiley Education Services and Learning House, a Wiley brand. “By offering a greater range of the University’s programs online, we will support the success of the institution, help more students meet their career goals and assist employers by filling skills gaps in a wide range of fields.”
About Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of study while serving a diverse and international student body. For more information, visit niu.edu.
About Wiley Education Services
Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of technology-enabled education solutions to meet the evolving needs of institutions and learners. With the addition of Learning House, a Wiley brand, we partner with more than 60 institutions across the US, Europe and Australia, and support over 800 degree programs. Our best-in-class services and market insights are driven by our deep commitment and expertise—proven to elevate enrollment, retention and completion rates. For more information visit edservices.wiley.com.
Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.