Online Program Managers (OPMs) Backgrounder

Online program management (OPM) entities are service providers that work through contracts with colleges and universities to take academic programs online. While most OPMs are for-profit, some are nonprofit. Typically, colleges and universities that utilize OPMs seek to expand access to college courses that they cannot financially or practically offer via a traditional physical environment, as well as to increase enrollment. OPMs step in to bring a course online, often also marketing the course and recruiting students.

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