Santa Monica College campus
Meet our seven new institutions on Accelerate

We are happy to introduce our seven newest partner institutions on Accelerate located in Australia, Canada and across the USA. Learn about each of them below.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaches students to become pioneers in the sea, skies and space. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on aviation, aerospace, business, engineering and security. Embry-Riddle is committed to building the aeronautical industry and to promoting innovation as well as product development.

At Embry-Riddle, students are exposed to research opportunities with faculty and industry partners in the form of capstone projects, internships and other research endeavours. Such projects include biofuel development, green vehicles and aircraft, advanced propulsion systems, renewable energy, unmanned autonomous systems and more.

Embry-Riddle is committed to building the aeronautical industry and to promoting innovation as well as product development. Faculty and staff are fully aligned with this commitment and are well-equipped to teach students to become skilled professionals in their field.

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA


Founded in 1911, East Tennessee State University offers affordable, high-quality education to 14,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, including international students from 64 countries. It has programs across 11 schools and colleges. 

The university challenges students to achieve more through its dynamic curriculum and research opportunities. Students learn not just in classrooms, but in field sites, clinics, research labs, archives, studios and others. Faculty and staff are dedicated in helping students reach their full potential during their studies.

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.


Lasell University
Newton, Massachusetts, USA


Lasell University offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs, helping students connect classroom learning with real-life practice. Lasell University provides students with internships, practicum, service learning and other professional-development projects.

Through its high-touch environment and study experience, Lasell University is committed to students’ academic and career success.

Lasell University gives students the complete university experience, which includes competitive athletics, leadership opportunities and relationship-building events.


Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California, USA


Santa Monica College is a thriving community college with more than 32,000 students. It trains students to excel in their chosen fields of study and future careers through industry partnerships, expert faculty and dynamic programs. Faculty and staff work closely with students to help them succeed.

Santa Monica College has one of the largest international student populations of any community college in the USA with 3,300 students coming from more than 100 countries. It offers modern facilities that have been awarded for sustainability and architecture. Students enjoy academic excellence, affordable tuition and support from dedicated faculty and staff.

Its beautiful main campus is just two miles from the beach. Students have easy access to Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, among other exciting landmarks.

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


Trent University is one of Canada’s top universities and has been recognised nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction. 

Trent maintains supportive and integrative community engagement so that students become future leaders rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. It upholds the ideal of interactive learning that is personal, purposeful and transformative for students. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are empowered to become global citizens and catalysts for positive change.

Trent University also enjoys the distinction of being one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. UT Knoxville upholds academic excellence, research, creativity, outreach and engagement throughout the student experience.

It forges future leaders by teaching students to be problem solvers and by helping them expand their horizons. Faculty prepare students for their future careers and empower them to launch their big ideas to the world. The university also emphasises the importance of creativity and curiosity in approaching the natural world, the human experience and complex issues around the globe.

Its proximity to downtown Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains National Park is great for students looking for career opportunities and outdoor adventures.


University of the Sunshine Coast
Caboolture | Fraser Coast | Gympie | Moreton Bay | Sunshine Coast | Thompson
Queensland, Australia


The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is one of Australia’s best universities for overall student experience. Its programs have a strong focus on the core skills needed for the global workplace such as communication, problem solving and creativity. Students enjoy high-quality education and Queensland’s relaxed lifestyle.

USC ensures that students have opportunities to gain practical work experience, pursue their passion, connect with the community and more. Its hands-on approach to learning allows students to connect not only with experienced faculty, but with local employers as well. It is committed to educating future leaders who will improve the lives of other people around the world.
The university welcomes students of all backgrounds, faiths, gender identities and abilities.



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University of the Incarnate Word joins Accelerate

The University of the Incarnate Word is one of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas. It is the 4th largest private university in the state.




The university is dedicated to helping students develop a good mind and a strong character through a curriculum that broadens their understanding of the needs of the world.


Through its programs across 11 schools and colleges rooted in social justice and community service, the University of the Incarnate Word equips students with the skills to make a meaningful impact in the global community. It also employs a personal, hands-on approach to education to prepare students for career success. As part of the learning experience, students are also encouraged to find a cause they are passionate about and to use their skills to give back to the community by undergoing community service. 


The University of the Incarnate Word is home to 9,000 students coming from other U.S. states and from 70 different countries.

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Rowan University's engineering hall
Rowan University is now live on Accelerate

Founded in 1923, Rowan University is a thriving national research university and is hailed by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review as one of the best public universities in Northern USA.
The university delivers an inclusive, agile and responsive higher education through its programs, campus activities, learning environments and services for all students.



At Rowan University, students are encouraged to practice healthy life choices, celebrate different cultures, prioritise personal & professional growth, and get involved in civic responsibility and leadership. Rowan University prepares students for a global society by focusing on a student’s holistic development.

Since 2007, the university has won 13 awards for its sustainability initiatives. Princeton Review listed Rowan University in its "Guide to 322 Green Colleges".

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