Apollo Education Group was founded in 1973 in response to a gradual shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to one in which approximately half the students are adults and over 80 percent of whom work full-time.
Apollo's founder, John Sperling, believed -- and events proved him right -- that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replaced by lifelong learning and employment with a variety of employers. Lifelong learning requires an institution dedicated solely to the education of working adults.
Today, Apollo Education Group, through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, the Institute for Professional Development, and Western International University, has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult.
Employer of Choice
Every day, the people of Apollo Education Group work hard to earn the label "Employer of Choice." But what exactly does that mean?