Tag Archive for: OPM Market

OPM Market Forces: Lower revenue sharing and contract length

In multiple podcast interviews, interviews with GAO researchers and investors, blog posts, and keynotes, I have pushed back on the popular but flawed narrative that the Online Program Management (OPM) market is moving away from tuition revenue…

Talking OPM Market and Institution Strategy

Last week I attended the WCET annual meeting in Denver - perhaps my favorite conference of the year in terms of quality of conversations and me staying through each session - and I thoroughly enjoyed the general session panel I was on, "Mad…

The End of the Road for Zovio as an OPM

This is the endMy only friend, the endOf our elaborate plans, the end - James Douglas Morrison As was widely reported yesterday, we now have a resolution on the end of the Zovio / UAGC relationship, with UAGC buying out Zovio's single-customer…

Clarification on 2U and Its Role as a Target

I've gotten a lot of feedback on yesterday's OPM Market Landscape and Dynamics post, particularly around the changes to the Mad Max diagram. There is one clarification I want to make on the protrayal of 2U, which is important in terms of the…

OPM Market Landscape and Dynamics: Summer 2022 updates

This year has shown the increasing dangers of the Online Program Management (OPM) market, based on financial market pressures and increasingly likely regulatory activity. While I expect some concrete changes in the next four months (leading…

Three Initial Takeaways from the GAO Report on OPMs

The long-awaited report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the US Department of Education (ED) oversight over Online Program Management (OPM) contracts is out, and as most observers have stated, it is a fairly neutral report…

2021 Year in Review at PhilOnEdTech

It's been another great year . . . well, it's been another year at least at PhilOnEdTech. As most work is shutting down for the holidays, let's look back at both the most read and least read posts of the year. With the data below, I have combined…

Penn State Report on OPMs Aims to Inform Policy Makers

In February of this year, Doug Lederman at Inside Higher Ed described work for an upcoming report, requested by a US Senator, about the OPM market. Lederman initially contrasted this work with the partisan approach taken by Senators Warren…

Purdue University Global Breaks Even for the First Time in FY2021

For the year ending June 30, 2021, PUG increased its net position by $4.3m in a major milestone

UNC System Bets $97 million on Creating an Internal OPM

Yet another state discovers that working adult students might need online options.