Our Impact – Laureate

Our Impact

For more than 20 years, we have remained committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, by providing accessible, high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized degree programs.

We believe in the power of education to change lives. We know that when our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit.

In order to help our students prosper, we have granted billions of dollars in student scholarships and discounts.

Social Impact

Laureate’s vision is to enable our students and graduates to make a meaningful contribution in their fields of work and the communities they serve so that they may effect positive social change.

For example, our student-led health clinics have provided services to hundreds of thousands of community members from low-income areas. In addition, our students have been on the frontlines responding to public health emergencies, from the Zika outbreak in Brazil to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read stories of extraordinary Laureate students, graduates, faculty and staff who are using their talent and passion to serve, uplift, and empower their communities here.

Life-Changing Education

Academic quality and enhanced student outcomes are at the center of everything we do. Through technology-led innovation and collaborative partnerships with industry leaders, we provide our students with programs that are relevant to current and future industry demands. We aim to equip every Laureate student with the skills and knowledge that will make them highly valuable to future employers.

Public Benefit Corporation

Laureate’s longstanding commitment to operating with purpose is evidenced by being the first Public Benefit Corporation publicly listed on any stock exchange in the world. We continually strive to achieve the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability that balances profit and purpose, while also benefitting society.

Voices of Social Change

Over the past 12 months, more than 25,000 people have enrolled in our free, online short course, Voices of Social Change, which has helped individuals develop their social enterprise skillset and prepared them for a path to create lasting, systemic change.

The course has been delivered by eight young social entrepreneurs who started out with an idea and a desire to make a positive social impact. They are now proven and well-recognized changemakers, enhancing the lives of people across the globe. Throughout the course, they have shared their knowledge, learnings, best practices, and most significant lessons.

We’re incredibly proud to have offered this free course (in three different languages), at a time when positive change is so desperately needed in the world.

As a Laureate graduate, I am committed to using education as a tool to create social change and create a positive impact.

Melanie Tran
2018 Here for Good Award Winner
Torrens University Australia