American College of Education

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Indiana, United States

Certified Since

September 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

About American College of Education ACE is a regionally accredited, completely online college specializing in affordable programs in education, leadership, healthcare and nursing. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 30 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with graduate-level certificate programs. Since launching Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs in 2013, ACE has boasted some of the country’s fastest-growing programs at those degree levels. Learn more at www.ace.edu.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, American College of Education earned an overall score of 88.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.6
88.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.8

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.5
Ethics & Transparency6.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 25.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security7.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.8
Career Development6.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.7

Community 17.4

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion8.0
Economic Impact2.6
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management0.5

Environment 4.6

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.5
Air & Climate0.9
Water0.3
Land & Life1.7

Customers 24.5

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.8
+ Business Model and Engagement0
+ Quality and Continuous Improvement1.8
+ Educational Outcomes3.7
+ Educational Models and Engagement4.5
+ Student Outcomes3
+ Student Outcomes (Traditional Students)7.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score88.6
2016 Overall B Impact Score81.1

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