Open Learning Academy
Opening Doors
to Opportunity

Doane’s Open Learning Academy was first created for healthcare professionals seeking to fill in gaps in their transcripts in order to further their education and advance their careers. Over time, it became more and more evident that students in a wide variety of disciplines could benefit from OLA courses. So we expanded our course offerings to include not only science but also business, humanities, and math classes. Now our students can advance in just about any field—and because OLA courses are completely online, our students never have to put their lives on hold to do it.

The Difference is Doane

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Innovation, connection, and quality education firmly rooted in real-world preparation—these values are held in high esteem at Doane University. For more than 140 years, we’ve been achieving excellence in a broad range of academic fields while equipping students with everything needed for success and leadership, all while continually pushing boundaries forward and finding new ways to empower individuals. Now we’ve expanded our impact across the country—thanks to the Open Learning Academy, everyone can experience the Doane Difference.

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Fully Accredited University

You will get a great education. All Open Learning Academy courses are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and are developed to the same high standards as on-campus courses.

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Course Rigor and Quality


We do online different. OLA courses are fast-paced and challenging, helping students to build a strong foundation in prerequisite material through quality pedagogy and assessment practices.

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Personal Support

We’re with you from start to finish, from the moment you register until the day you complete your course. You’ll talk to real people and get the support you need to do your best work.

Meet Our Staff

As an Open Learning Academy student, you’ll have access to a team of real professionals who make it their priority to help you succeed. The same individuals who administer the program and develop the courses are available to guide and support you in your learning.

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