About Sophia

Save time and money toward your degree

Since 2012, Sophia has helped students earn college-level credit quickly and affordably. Sophia’s 30+ college-level courses are ACE®-recommended, which means they may qualify for credit transfer at many colleges and universities. 

Our mission

We believe that personal and professional advancement should be affordable and accessible to students at every stage of their educational career. Since 2012, Sophia has been providing high-quality online courses for college-level credit with a curriculum committed to meeting the higher education needs of students and working adults.

  • An affordable way to earn college-level credit
  • Smart, user-friendly tech provides the support you need
  • Self-paced courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere
  • ACE®-recommended for transfer credit

Inside the Sophia courseroom

Company bio

Sophia is a subsidiary of Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA), a leader in enabling economic mobility through education.

  • Number of courses: 37
  • Number of partners: 40
  • ACE®-recommended
  • Number of courses successfully completed: 195,000
  • Year founded: 2012

An ACE® Credit-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE® Credit- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

The DEAC is a national accrediting organization that evaluates distance education curriculum. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education recognize the DEAC as a trusted distance education authority.

Sophia has completely changed my life and helped me reach my goals more than any other educational program I have used. I have a full-time job, I am enrolled in college and I have a toddler, but Sophia’s self-paced courses let me fit them into my own schedule while saving me over $20,000 to obtain my degree by allowing me to get all my general education and elective courses for one monthly fee.

Bianca Cooper

Partner university student

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