Press release

Wiley Education Services Partners with Northern Illinois University

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Education Services
, a division of Wiley (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb),
and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have entered into a partnership
to support and expand NIU’s online program offerings. The first phase of
the three-year agreement will focus on launching six
programs online
: a Master of Science in Digital Marketing, a Master
of Science in Data Analytics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs,
a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a
Master of Public Health.

The partnership with Wiley and expanded online offerings are part of
NIU’s Five Year Strategic Enrollment Plan to attract and retain
students. Administrators recognized an opportunity for growth by
expanding NIU’s high-quality programs and reach through new online
offerings. To fully develop this initiative, they sought a proven
partner with resources and expertise in launching and managing online
programs, as well as the ability to do so in a way that aligned with
NIU’s mission and values as a public university.

“NIU is committed to offering students an exceptional educational
experience wherever they are. We’re investing in our online programs to
best meet the needs of working professionals who want to broaden their
career path,” said NIU President Dr. Lisa C. Freeman. “Wiley has the
experience, strategy and tools to help us develop new audiences and

Wiley was the only higher education services partner that was able to
provide its complete menu of services to NIU as part of a
fee-for-service arrangement—a result of Wiley’s flexible partnership
models that are based on each institution’s specific needs and
objectives. Under the agreement, Wiley will support NIU with services in
marketing, recruitment and enrollment and student retention. NIU will
also take advantage of Wiley’s
Ranku platform
, a streamlined and searchable online presence, to
support all online and hybrid programs. The initial length of the
contract is for three years, with two one-year renewal options.

“NIU created a solid strategy for its future growth, and we are very
pleased that Wiley will play a part in helping to achieve its goals,”
said Matt Hillman, Co-President of Wiley Education Services and Learning
House, a Wiley brand. “By offering a greater range of the University’s
programs online, we will support the success of the institution, help
more students meet their career goals and assist employers by filling
skills gaps in a wide range of fields.”

About Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally
recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its
region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the
sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and
law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers
for students and working professionals in Chicago, Hoffman Estates,
Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of
study while serving a diverse and international student body. For more
information, visit

About Wiley Education Services

Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global
provider of technology-enabled education solutions to meet the evolving
needs of institutions and learners. With the addition of Learning
House, a Wiley brand
, we partner with more than 60 institutions
across the US, Europe and Australia, and support over 800 degree
programs. Our best-in-class services and market insights are driven by
our deep commitment and expertise—proven to elevate enrollment,
retention and completion rates. For more information visit

About Wiley

Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online
scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital
learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and
solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments
and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For
more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our
stakeholders. The Company’s website can be accessed at