October 31st, 2019, Pearson Education (the world’s learning company) purchased Lumerit Education—the company behind the innovative, affordable bachelor’s degree programs, Lumerit Scholar and Unbound. At that time, Lumerit was integrated into Pearson’s Accelerated Pathways division. Accelerated Pathway’s mission is to be the one-stop-shop for adult learners in need of education to progress in their lives, offering educational pathways to meet any need, ranging from English proficiency to master's degrees.
Pearson was excited to bring Lumerit into the fold because of their Unbound/Scholar programs, which provide students with a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree. The majority of Unbound/Scholar students graduate debt free, from the college of their choice, and on their own schedule. Pearson saw this as a perfect addition to their learning portfolio
Due to this exciting development, the Lumerit brand will soon be retired, and the Unbound brand and student life activities will be transferred to a new business. Over the course of 2020, you’ll see some changes to names, colors, fonts, and logos, but don’t worry—everything that made these programs unique and special will remain. Pearson retained all Lumerit systems, technology, and especially our vision for providing students with a Better Way to Do College.
By the beginning of September, the Unbound/Lumerit Scholar academic programs will be fully incorporated into Accelerated Pathways as Pearson’s only online, flexible, bachelor’s degree program. Until then, please pardon our dust as we work to make these changes to our brands. We care about our students’ success and are still eager to go above and beyond to help them reach their goals.