Our Commitment to Good

ACE B Corp logo

It’s easy to say you believe in making a difference. At ACE, we mean it. As a socially conscious institution, we believe it’s our job to make an impact in the world that goes well beyond our bottom line.

That’s why we became a Certified B Corporation: to better serve our students, alumni, employees and communities. ACE is certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

We awarded more than $1.6M in scholarships and grants in 2020 on top of our industry low tuition to help students advance in their careers and achieve their dreams.

ACE employees volunteering

Our B Impact Score

ACE B Impact Score: 88.6

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment. Most companies score 40 to 100; the highest-performing B Corps score 160-170.

How We’re Making an Impact

Nonprofit Partnerships

Our commitment to social responsibility is also evident in our partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country that provide services or materials to service-minded professionals in local communities. We partner with organizations that share our mission and vision, including the American Heart Association, Teachers’ Treasures, Kids in Need Foundation, A Gift for Teaching and more.

ACE Partnerships

ACE Partners

Best Place to Work

We’ve been named as a Best Place to Work in Indiana for five years running, and in 2021, we were named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Indiana among medium companies. That’s because we’re committed to creating a culture that caters to the incredible people we work with. We also offer generous employee benefits like remote work, affordable insurance, a 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and parental leave, paid volunteer hours, mentoring and leadership development programs, and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion

98 percent of employee respondents on the Best Places to Work survey indicated that ACE enables a culture of diversity, and 97 percent of new hires reported feeling heard and validated at work. We’re committed to ensuring that ACE is a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all employees.

ACE in Action

Our annual Impact Report details how American College of Education embodies the mission to serve, lead and achieve every day. We invite you to read the report to find out what it means for ACE to be a B Corp, what we are doing to serve our individual communities and the greater global community, and how we are creating leaders by being leaders.

Paid Volunteer Hours

Every year, full-time employees are granted 16 civic hours to use for volunteering during the workday. Many go far beyond those 16 hours in their free time, spending countless hours serving their communities in roles ranging from soup kitchen volunteer to nonprofit board member to local school classroom helper.

Key Ways We Made a Difference in 2020

1,300+ individual civic hours
274 civic hours during the month of September for the inaugural ACE Day of Service campaign
$10,711 raised for Indianapolis-area teachers to provide school supplies
964 backpacks filled with school supplies for Indianapolis area students
$7,254 raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
13,680+ meals provided for Indianapolis-area residents experiencing food insecurity
No. 1 Best Place to Work in Indiana among medium-sized companies
88.5 impact score in 2019 when recertified as a B Corp