MindSumo and SNHU Partner to Help Solvers Achieve a College Degree


Posted In: Workforce Partnerships Press Releases

Apr • 18 • 2019


MindSumo is providing a new educational benefit to its community of 350,000 solvers by partnering with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)—a private, nonprofit, accredited institution. This new benefit will make a college education more affordable and accessible for the community of Millennials and Generation Z who are active on MindSumo’s crowdsourcing platform.

“We are excited to partner with SNHU. At MindSumo, we strive to help our solvers gain innovative new skills to help them succeed in today’s world. We feel SNHU shares this commitment to helping individuals learn, develop skills, and find success through innovative new approaches. We look forward to providing affordable education to all solvers,” said MindSumo CEO Keaton Swett.

The partnership provides access to over 200 online degree programs between two learning paths. MindSumo solvers can choose from traditional course-based undergraduate and graduate degrees or SNHU’s competency-based College for America program. Pricing includes a discount to all course-based degrees and the opportunity to enroll in College for America for far less than a typical college degree.

The College for America programs have been widely praised for being more accessible, affordable, and workplace-applicable than other college experiences. Traditional college programs award degrees based on how many classes a student has passed. The College for America programs are centered not on classes, but instead on helping students master key job skills through projects that reflect critical workplace skills. This competency-based approach means that students can work at a flexible pace—advancing very quickly through areas they know and spending more time on areas they need help.

“We are proud to be working with MindSumo to expand access to higher education for thousands of problem solvers,” said Scott Durand, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Workforce Partnerships, SNHU. “As the gig economy picks up, younger generations are looking for new ways to join the workforce while earning their degrees. Through this new partnership, solvers will be able to increase their knowledge, advance their careers and continue to offer innovative solutions to organizations across the globe.”

MindSumo solvers interested in learning more about the program or interested in applying should access the MindSumo newsletter or contact SNHU admissions at 1-888-387-0861.

About MindSumo
MindSumo is an online marketplace where companies post “Challenges” to crowdsource new insights and innovation from over 350,000 Millennial & Gen Z “Solvers.” MindSumo has launched 1,500+ challenges with over 100 of the Fortune 500. By working on challenges, solvers are able to develop new skills, earn cash prizes, and stand out to companies that might be looking to hire the next generation of talented leaders.

MindSumo is based in Durham, NC and is venture-backed by top investors like GV (Google Ventures), Voyager Capital, and the Data Collective.

About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 86-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 130,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers over 300 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.

Lauren Keane
Assistant Vice President, Communications