Transparency & Outcomes Report

When we created Noodle in 2015, we did so with a conviction that the traditional OPM model - which allowed universities to partner with for-profit companies to build and scale online programs - was deeply flawed. It encouraged an opacity that served neither students nor schools and we wanted to correct that.

This is Noodle.

The data below, collected through the Spring 2022 semester, provide insight into how Noodle works with universities and the student outcomes these partnerships produce.

The Noodle Difference
for Universities

Noodle’s network includes 76 programs at 26 universities serving students from all 50 states 

Noodle’s network includes 76 programs at 26 universities serving students from all 50 states

Masters
Programs
60
Doctoral
Programs
8
Undergraduate Programs
2
Certificate Programs
6
Our jointly-managed programs have generated

$530M in lifetime tuition revenue for our university partners in less than 4 years

Expenses
$
150
M
University tuition revenue retained (includes money redistributed as scholarships)
$
380
M

Universities that work with Noodle retain a larger percentage of tuition revenue than when working with traditional OPMs

Noodle
35%
65%
Tradtional OPMs
65%
35%
% Tuition revenue retained by university
On average, Noodle university partners

Achieve a lower student acquisition cost than the national average

16% tuition renevue
Noodle
20-30% tuition revenue
National Average
20-
30%
Industry Average
16%
Noodle

Universities utilize Noodle for 79% of the services required to launch and run successful online programs

Noodle manages 79% of services. 21% of services are managed by university partners in-house.

Services managed by Noodle
79%
Services managed in-house
21%

Noodle’s “Do it Together” model lowers costs, raises
quality, and builds online capacity

We have placed students in practicum and clinical sites
in 47 states with an on-time placement start rate of 98%

Noodle manages 79% of services. 21% of services are managed by university partners in-house.

The Noodle Difference
for Students

Quality

We are committed to helping faculty create superb learning experiences that attract and graduate large numbers of students.
Retention rate
86%
Noodle graduates to date
1,039
Student satisfaction with coaches
4.3
/5

Affordability

We are committed to saving universities money so that they can pass those savings on to students.
Average scholarship awarded to students in jointly-managed programs
$6,477
~$4,800
Industry Average (NCES 2019)
Total scholarship dollars awarded to students in jointly-managed programs
$24M

Accessibility

We are committed to delivering programs that are accessible to all learners, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or location.
Demographics
50% of Noodle students are people of color compared to the national average of 37% (NCES 2019)
Noodle
Black or African American 27%
Asian 10%
Hispanic 9%
Native American or Native Hawaiian 3%
Native Hawaii or other Pacific Islander 1%
Gender
Noodle averages 64% female students vs. national average of 60%
64%
60%
Noodle
National Average
(NCES 2019)
Age
Our students range in age from 19 to 80, with 32 as the average age at enrollment
19
-80