Southern New Hampshire buys Kenzie Academy to grow alternative credentials — from by Hallie Busta

Dive Brief:

  • Southern New Hampshire University announced Tuesday that it has acquired boot camp provider Kenzie Academy to grow its alternative credential offerings. SNHU did not disclose the transaction price.
  • The university, which enrolls around 150,000 students mostly online, will get Kenzie’s programs and students. Kenzie, a for-profit company, will become a division of SNHU led by Kenzie CEO Chok Ooi.
  • The deal comes as more colleges work with boot camp providers in an effort to diversify their programming, particularly with more short-format options.