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Apollo Group, Inc.
2 0 11 A n n u A L R e P O R t

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engaged
focused committed accountable dedicated

educated
innovative informed connected supported

empowered
inquisitive valued effective impactful

Since 1973, Apollo Group has been creating opportunities for students and employees to reach their full potential, while enriching society as a whole. Today, Apollo Group continues to strengthen its position as a leading provider of high quality, accessible education for individuals around the world.

Apollo Group has established itself as a leading provider of quality academic offerings by engaging, educating and empowering today’s workforce, one graduate at a time.

be engaged
Apollo Group’s institutions offer both online and campus-based classroom settings, flexible course scheduling, small class sizes and an innovative academic atmosphere that is challenging, rewarding and industry-focused. Personalized attention from instructors and interactive classroom participation between students and faculty facilitates a collaborative, professional learning environment that draws upon the experiences of others with rich and varied backgrounds. university of Phoenix’s mobile application enables participation in classroom activities to students “on-the-go” from virtually anywhere. In addition, PhoenixConnect SM , a private, academically-focused social network, provides students, alumni and faculty tools for greater collaboration, discussion and learning support beyond the classroom.

be educated
Our degree programs are designed in collaboration with academic and industry professionals to ensure quality, relevance and rigor. We offer degree programs across a range of high-demand fields at the associate, bachelor and graduate levels. Course curriculum is developed and continuously updated to reflect the latest standards and practices in today’s industries. Students are taught by a team of more than 35,000 talented faculty members and supported by a network of committed academic advisors. Our faculty hold advanced degrees in and have experience working in the fields they teach, providing our students a balanced education that includes theory and application.

be empowered
We are committed to helping individuals achieve their educational, professional and personal objectives through our quality academic programs, engaging instruction and innovative content delivery. Our institutions are focused on aligning our degree programs with the needs of the workforce and equipping students with skills relevant in a globally competitive economy. Apollo Group’s flagship institution, university of Phoenix, graduated more than 100,000 students in fiscal 2011 in the critical areas of teaching, nursing, criminal justice, information technology and business, among others. these graduates join an alumni network of nearly 700,000 individuals. We are empowering our students to compete in today’s workforce.

Apollo Group, Inc. was founded in response to a continuing shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to a more diverse population. It began with the belief that the era of lifelong employment with a single employer was ending, and workers would have to become lifelong learners to stay competitive in a global economy. Lifelong learning requires an institution dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the working learner.

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Apollo group, inc. // 2011 Annual report

letter to our Shareholders
Fiscal 2011 was a year of unprecedented change for Apollo Group, and was also a year in which we made significant strides in advancing our long-term strategic plan and positioning our organization for continued success. Our commitment is to provide a high-quality education to our students to help them attain the skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. We believe that delivering superior experiences, achieved by doing the right thing for the student, is key...
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