Press Release

November 1, 2017

The Learning House Inc. and Campbellsville University Launch New Commitment to Online Learning, Innovation

Non-traditional partnership will increase access to flexible, online programs

Louisville, KY – (Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017) – Louisville-based The Learning House Inc. and Campbellsville University announce today an eight-year commitment to providing innovative online degree programs to students from Kentucky and across the country. Using data-driven research, this non-traditional partnership aims to connect job-seekers with new online education opportunities, particularly in fields where online programs are rare.

Online enrollment at Campbellsville University has grown by 149 percent since the institution began working with Learning House. This unprecedented growth allowed them to meet their 2025 overall enrollment goals five years ahead of schedule.

“The increase in online enrollment, particularly in our social work master’s program, proves there are students searching for accessible programs like these,” said Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president of online enrollment at Campbellsville University. “As a liberal arts institution known for traditional on-the-ground education, the willingness to innovate has really been a game-changer for us. We’ve experienced firsthand the difference it makes when we meet students where they are, in turn fulfilling our Christian mission of bettering the lives of others.”

The university has recently broken every enrollment record through a combination of online, on-campus, and blended learning programs. Additionally, student retention rates have also improved.

“We place an emphasis on practical programs designed to lead to job success. Every online program designed by Learning House focuses on student-centric processes and a high-quality experience,” said Todd Zipper, CEO of The Learning House Inc. “We collaborate very closely with all of our partners to ensure we’re meeting regional needs, for example, at Campbellsville we make sure that the university’s Christian ethos is reflected in every program.”

Growth at Campbellsville is expected to increase even further. Currently, 32 online programs are offered to students with plans to develop seven more within the calendar year. The online Master of Social Work program has been particularly successful, with nearly 300 enrollments to date. It had the strongest start of any program in the University’s history, proof that data-driven research and collaborative design works.

“Campbellsville has been a great partner, and we look forward to our continued work together,” said Zipper. “We want to help people reach their potential and accomplish their career goals by providing not only better access to education, but by creating programs that foster results and skill retention.”

New 2018 online programs include but are not limited to master’s courses in computer science, divinity, and sports management, bachelor’s courses in leadership and missions, as well as new certificate options in the fields of communications and social work.

To view a case study on Campbellsville University’s online growth, click here.


About Learning House
The Learning House, Inc. helps people improve their lives through education. As an academic program manager, Learning House offers technology-enabled education solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic global market. Solutions include Online Program Management (OPM), Enterprise Learning Solutions, The Software Guild, Learning House International and Advancement Courses. With a focus on data-driven decision making, Learning House is on the leading edge of higher education. Learning House provides expertise in research and analytics, marketing, enrollment, retention and instructional design. Through its broad portfolio, Learning House delivers more students, more graduates and better outcomes. For more information, visit

About Campbellsville University
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 5,000 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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