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Saint Louis University, Workforce Edge Partner to Expand Workplace Education Offerings

by Maggie Rotermund
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Maggie Rotermund
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ST. LOUIS (Feb. 14, 2024) – Saint Louis University (SLU) and Workforce Edge today announce a partnership to provide Workforce Edge users access to online bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs through SLU’s School for Professional Studies.

SLU, an early adopter of online education and education for working professionals, will provide flexible access to online education and career support to the users of Workforce Edge, a complete employee education management platform powered by Strategic Education, Inc. 

“SLU’s School for Professional Studies has been empowering working professionals for the past 60 years,” said John Buerck, Ph.D., dean for the School for Professional Studies. “We are pleased to provide world-class education for employers looking to meet the diverse needs of their employees – and for professionals looking to build on their skills, advance their careers and prove what’s possible.” 

Workforce Edge serves as a solution to help employers offer their workforce higher education options that are relevant, innovative and affordable. Since launching, Workforce Edge has partnered with several dozen industry-leading employers to help administer education benefits.

“We are proud to partner with SLU to provide access to a well-respected university with flexible online programs backed by the support working professionals need to be successful,” said Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strategic Education, Inc. “SLU’s unique selection of market-relevant programs will diversify options we can provide to our Workforce Edge employer partners and their employees, helping to build a more skilled workforce that is one step ahead of the competition.” 

The partnership will allow Workforce Edge employer partners access to the following SLU online degrees and certificates: 

Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Online Certificate Programs

Online Master’s Degree Programs

Online Post-Bachelor’s Certificate Programs

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

For more information on Workforce Edge, click To learn more about SLU’s portfolio of online degrees and certificates, visit 

Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 15,200 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place. For more information, visit