Our Impact

We believe society is best served when our students, faculty, and entire organization use our collective skills and experiences to create positive 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.

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

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


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.


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

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Social Impact

Our exceptional students, staff, and faculty work hard to maximize our impact in the communities we serve. Our Awards recognize and celebrate students, staff, and faculty who are making an extraordinary difference in their communities.

See Their Stories

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 tough questions about our social and environmental impact, and 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

Global Days of Service

Giving back to the communities we serve is a key pillar in our commitment to create social impact. 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

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.