Civitas Learning Buys College Scheduler

logoCivitas Learning announced Wednesday it has acquired College Scheduler, a web-based class scheduling platform for students at colleges and universities.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

College Scheduler, based in Redding, Calif., was founded by a student, Robert Strazzarino, at California State University at Chico, to solve his problems with scheduling classes and registration. Now College Scheduler serves over 175 institutions across 34 states, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to the company’s website.

Class scheduling is still a frustrating and antiquated process at many college campuses. College Scheduler makes it automated and easy. With the addition of College Scheduler to Civitas Learning’s Student Insights Platform students can now do class scheduling and registration online.

“We know that successfully completing college has multi-generational benefits for students and society, but far too many learners face bureaucratic and logistical barriers—especially nontraditional students. Streamlining class scheduling can help level the playing field for all students, enabling them to focus first on learning and achieving their goals, not making their class schedule work,” Charles Thornburgh, CEO and Founder of Civitas Learning, said in a news release.

All employees from College Scheduler will join the Civitas Learning team.

“From day one, our mission has been to provide students with a streamlined planning and registration experience that increases student success,” Robert Strazzarino, CEO of College Scheduler said in a news release. “With Civitas Learning, we have found a true partner in our vision of helping more students graduate worldwide. Our entire team is excited for the journey ahead and we are happy to be part of the Civitas Learning family.”

This is Civitas Learning’s first acquisition following a growth investment of up to $60 million in September 2015, led by the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

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