Our Impact

We believe society is best served when our students, faculty, and entire organization use our collective skills and experiences to create positive and lasting change. Our academic offerings push boundaries by using innovative technologies to redefine the future of education. Our faculty and institutions are preparing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive as global leaders. Our industry partnerships give students opportunities to learn from the best in the business. Most importantly, our students and graduates are using what they are learning to improve lives and make our world a better place.

We aspire to have lasting impact not only in our students’ lives, but also in the lives of the communities we serve. Since our beginning 20 years ago, we have been committed to fostering purpose in all that we do as well as provide our students with an education that will stay with them forever, no matter what their chosen career path may be. In this way, we are Here for Good. It is woven into the fabric of our organization. While it looks slightly different for each institution, this ethos unifies our entire network. Being Here for Good is who we are. 

To me, as a student at Laureate, the term Here for Good is a promise – a promise to use education as a tool to create social change.

– Melanie Tran,
2018 Here for Good Award Winner, Torrens University Australia

650,000

Laureate network provided 150,000 patients with over 650,000 free or low cost health services in 2018.

$750+ Million

In 2018 Laureate provided $750+ million in scholarships and discounts to students, further expanding access to higher education.

875,000

Our network includes more than 875,000 students at 25+ higher education institutions with more than 150 campuses.

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We are Here for Good

Our exceptional students, staff, and faculty bring to life our spirit of being Here for Good, extending our impact into our communities.  Across our vast network, there are countless examples of this. Every year, through our Here for Good Awards, we honor specific students, staff, and faculty who are making an extraordinary difference in their communities.

See Their Stories
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Certified B Corporation®

We are proud to be one of the largest Certified B Corporations® and Public Benefit Corporations (PBC) in the world, as well as the first PBC to be traded on any stock exchange, serving as leaders in the movement of businesses using their influence to make the world a better place. Being a B CorpTM pushes us to ask ourselves tough questions about our social and environmental impact, and to find meaningful ways to improve. We strive to be not only best in the world, but also best for the world. We take seriously the added responsibility we have as educators to help instill in our students the values and ideals to be leaders in this movement. When our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit. 

Our B Corp Journey
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Global Days of Service

Giving back to the communities we serve is a key pillar in our commitment to being Here for Good. Not only do we allow employees to take time to volunteer in their communities for organizations that are meaningful to them, but every year students, staff and faculty across our network come together to give back to our local communities and celebrate our global impact through the annual Global Days of Service events. Every year, during the month of October, more than 28,000 volunteers, on average, from the Laureate network engage in service activities to improve their communities. 

Our Community Impact
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International Youth Foundation

For over a decade, Laureate has partnered with the International Youth Foundation to support some of the world’s best young social entrepreneurs – those committed to using their ventures to make meaningful change. Laureate and IYF collaborate on YouthActionNet, which seeks to support and empower young social entrepreneurs globally through fellowships, financial support and training. With Laureate’s support, YouthActionNet has national programs on 15 of Laureate’s campuses, with more than 650 fellows impacting more than 1.5 million lives around the world. 

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