SNHU boasts nearly 90,000 full-time equivalent students. Their education system is comprised of many different colleges with different operating models. In other words, they’re a whale of a university and poised to grow even larger over the coming decade. “Brightspace is configurable for today,” explains Gerry. “But at the same time, it is flexible and scalable enough for the next 10 years.”
And this isn’t growing enrolments among your typical university student. SNHU is building a business that addresses the “new traditional” learner, one who benefits from the personalized learning that SNHU provides. Because of the growth in the non-traditional learning market, SNHU is preparing for the rise in enrolment of new students, international students, returning students, military students, those looking to upgrade skills while still working, or caring for a family. Gerry describes the needs of these new learners as “often being working adults, with families, who might not be comfortable with college. They may not be fully computer literate, and almost all of them have financial pressures.” But SNHU is banking on the growth of this industry and is seeing enrolment increase along their projected lines.