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Your education starts here.

Take the first step toward furthering your career by finding the program that’s right for you. With respected faculty, a flexible format, and knowledge that is immediately applicable, all of our programs are designed to help you reach the next level.

What makes us different?

Our affordable
tuition promise.


We believe education should be priced right with no hidden costs. We spell out the bottom line and work hard to keep costs down. The majority of our students – about 85 percent – are able to pay per class. If you need a loan, we’ll connect you with a lender or you’re free to find your own.  

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Different way to learn.


It’s all about when and where you want to learn. Our classes are 100% online and ready when you are. There’s no scheduled lecture time or campus to visit. All you need is your computer or smartphone and a hotspot.

Our Student Experience

Accreditation: Our quality guarantee.


Our degrees get respect. Just ask our 7,000+ students and 25,000+ alumni. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the same body that accredits many of the nation’s oldest and largest colleges and universities. You can be confident when you choose ACE.  

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Where We Are

In the news

New Nursing and Healthcare Programs Offered for May Term

Enrollment is now open for exciting new nursing and healthcare programs that begin with our May 24 term. We’re now offering programs in telehealth, nursing education and simulation, and nursing leadership, in addition to our CCNE-accredited nursing degree programs.

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In the news

ACE Graduates Exceed Average Licensure Exam Pass Rates in 2020

The pass rates complement other leading indicators for ACE, including a 100 percent satisfaction rate for bachelor’s degree students and 91 percent satisfaction among master’s students.

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Alumni spotlight

Meredith Myall Essalat

Meredith Myall Essalat is principal of Mission Dolores Academy, a K-8 school in San Francisco. She began her career in collegiate student life and admissions, before heading into academic fundraising. From there, she pursued earning her multiple-subject teaching credentials, initially to help her school fundraising skills. But while taking those classes, she fell in love with the idea of being a teacher and shaping the minds and hearts of future generations.

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Empowered by
our students.

As a student-centered institution, we work hard to make the grade. Hear directly from students and alumni on the impact ACE has made in their lives.

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ACE was a total game changer for me! Not only did it inspire me to become an educational reformer but it also equipped me with the necessary knowledge to guide our future generations. Thank you ACE!!

Barbara Escalona
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership