Our Mission

Noodle is transforming the way prospective students find and learn about degree programs. We bring together expert counselors, great schools, real-time information, and helpful tools to manage the process from the first web search to the first day of class. 

Noodle Partners creates excellent online and agile programs that elevate campus-wide teaching and technology. Since January 2019, Noodle Partners has launched as many online degree programs with elite US universities as have all our competitors combined

Together, our network of universities, higher education leaders, providers, and students fuel innovation and efficiency in learning design, marketing, student recruitment, technology, student and faculty support, and clinical placement.
Universities and colleges need to increase access and reduce costs while optimizing student engagement. And it’s why we’ve built a team unique in its experience, flexibility, diversity, transparency, efficiency, and commitment.

Higher Ed in the US is excellent, but simply too expensive. Using technology, expertise, and our growing network, we can reduce tuition significantly while enhancing engagement, capacity, and outcomes.

  • We help students more than any website solely ranking programs, especially through our free counseling.
  • We help universities more than conventional OPMs because our services are inexpensive, flexible and transparent. 
  • More importantly, we help schools do something better, more impactful, and less expensive than do-it-yourself efforts...or the paralysis that some schools currently face. 
  • We help excellent technology and service providers show off their work in a polished, integrated platform (if you’ve got something you want to show us, click here).

Noodle helps universities use technology to achieve higher engagement, capacity, and accessibility. In doing so, we speed the digital transformation of higher education.

More specifically, we build, grow, and administer innovative, excellent online and agile programs. Our experts, technology, and resources help faculty create superb learning experiences and streamline administration, and our marketing and recruiting teams help lower the cost of higher education by spreading universities’ fixed costs among more students and programs. This is in line with our belief that American higher education can be more robust, more accessible, and more affordable.

Universities and colleges need to increase access and reduce costs while optimizing student engagement. And it’s why we’ve built a team unique in its experience, flexibility, diversity, transparency, efficiency, and commitment.

We honor the academic and cultural values of our university partners, and demonstrate that public-private partnerships can fundamentally transform the higher education landscape for the benefit of all.

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Our History

Noodle was founded by John Katzman, who created and ran The Princeton Review and 2U before he finally got it right with Noodle. We have been funded by the top education venture firms, including Owl Ventures, ReThink Education, NewMarkets, Osage Ventures (sister to Osage University Partners), The Spring Fund, and The Lumina Foundation. We continue to invest in great technology and systems to help our schools build world-class programs.

Our staff is spread all over the US and Asia, but our home office is in Union Square in New York City. We call it the Ed Tech Factory because it was once Andy Warhol’s Factory. Click here to contact us anytime.

Meet the Team

Our Core Values

We do this in ways that reflect our core values.
At Noodle Partners we:

CATALYZE CHANGE

We help universities transform themselves to better educate students. What is excellent today may not be so next year; we pursue lasting impact -- in learning, process, access, technology, and service.

Build CoMMunity

We work and communicate collaboratively, transparently, and directly with one another. We like to challenge and be challenged in the pursuit of our common mission. We celebrate our diverse and largely remote workforce, modeling the experience we build for our students.

DEMAND EXCELLENCE

We have high standards and we don’t compromise on them. We commit to getting the job done and done well.

Never stop learning

We find meaning in the shared desire to learn and facilitate learning. We grow—both as individuals and as a company— from our mistakes and our successes.

Embrace Joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

The Noodle Blog

Parenting in the Time of COVID, How the Noodle Community Is Supporting Their Caregivers

Covid-19 and it’s continued effects are wholly unprecedented. For those of us with children the altered state of our everyday lives, and that of our families, has been challenging, overwhelming, and is riddled with a consistent sense of uncertainty.

October 20, 2021

I Came Out as Transgender at Work. Here's What Happened Next

This was it. I had tossed, turned, and lost sleep for four days over this decision. I consulted my wife, spoke with my supervisor, and even sought input from my favorite Human Resources Business Partner on this decision, but now was the time to either step up, or stay quiet.

October 20, 2021

How Noodlers are Building Community during COVID

As large companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google continue to commit to remote work cultures, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on my journey into full-time remote work at Noodle over the past two years ...

October 20, 2021

I Got Laid Off and Then I Found the Best Job I've Ever Had: How Noodle Has Been an Agent of Positive Change in My Life

This year has been a hectic one, to say the least. I started the year in a brand new role, with a brand new company, in a brand new industry, and was ready to take on the world.

October 20, 2021

EMbrace joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Vindhya Sarma: Data Product Manager

I love that our team is building tools from the ground up to help employees across the org deprecate the manual data collection and visibility maintained for a while in place of automation.

October 20, 2021

EMbrace joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Karen Pryor: Senior Enrollment Advisor

As an employee of Noodle, your work as an employee is just as important as who you as a person. Your beliefs, thoughts, and ideas are truly heard. This makes the work environment one that anyone can feel comfortable in truly giving their all. 

October 20, 2021

EMbrace joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Raul Vazquez: Senior Manager, Enrollment Analytics 

The first time I joined a small Denver-based start-up as an early employee. I remember walking in for my interview in their office that was likely about 600 square feet with their two co-founders and an engineer.

October 20, 2021

EMbrace joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Rebecca Sanders: Technical Customer Success Lead

I love improving processes and creating policies to enhance the employee experience! New hires now get what they need quickly and are trained to use our products in a streamlined manner!

October 20, 2021

EMbrace joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Sydney McCann: Business Analyst

I love being part of the "unsung heroes" of higher education. A lot of what I do, and many of us at Noodle, is the operational tasks that students don't see, but it contributes to their overall experience.

October 20, 2021