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The 20 Best Education Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

Looking for a new job in education? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best education companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Education companies on this list have 20 or more submissions as of March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best education companies to work for

1. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"I love my job. I drink the company coolaid. I love what I do, I love what this company does. It's not perfect, but I'm surrounded by people who care and who want to make a differe…"

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2. Princeton University

3.9 stars

Princeton University is a higher education company headquartered in the Princeton, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Princeton University:

"Princeton is an excellent employer. Departments may vary in whether they treat women as serious colleagues."

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3. Teach For America

3.9 stars

Teach For America is an education management company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Teach For America:

"Incredible employer - non-profit that treats employees and has resources that are similar to the private sector. Amazing place to work with passionate, smart leaders."

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4. Relias

3.7 stars

Relias is an e-learning company headquartered in the Morrisville, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Relias:

"Work/Life Balance is of the utmost importance. We have unlimited PTO and are encourage to take at least one week of vacation by June. Working here is fun, my work is meaningful, a…"

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5. Stanford University

3.7 stars

Stanford University is a higher education company headquartered in the Stanford, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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6. Cornell University

3.6 stars

Cornell University is a higher education company headquartered in the Ithaca, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and learning opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cornell University:

"Family friendly environment. They want you to take care of yourself so you can do the best possible job at work."

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7. RTI International

3.6 stars

RTI International is a research company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RTI International:

"I appreciate working as a team on and off. I enjoy the atmosphere, and the company understands the cost of living. Supervisors will respond asap when you need help. "

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8. 2U

3.6 stars

2U is an e-learning company headquartered in the Landover, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 2U:

"This is a fast growing company and benefits are improving with scale. There is a people-first culture and leadership truly wants to see diverse groups well represented throughout …"

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9. University of Arkansas

3.6 stars

University of Arkansas is a higher education company headquartered in the Fayetteville, AR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for University of Arkansas:

"Great place to work! "

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10. Connections Education

3.6 stars

Connections Education is an education management company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Connections Education:

"This is a great company. I really enjoy the people I work with here and feel that there are ample opportunities for advancement. This company is very flexible and understanding …"

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11. Los Alamos National Laboratory

3.6 stars

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a research company headquartered in the Los Alamos, NM area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.7 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Los Alamos National Laboratory:

"Great place to work and grow your career."

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12. Southern New Hampshire University

3.6 stars

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education company headquartered in the Manchester, NH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southern New Hampshire University:

"SNHU is a fantastic place to work for women diversity, and equality is always main focus!"

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13. WorldStrides

3.6 stars

WorldStrides is an education management company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for WorldStrides:

"Fantastic company to work for. Great benefits with generous PTO. Maternity leave policy is unbelievable and one of the reasons that I work here. A lot of fun activities, great bui…"

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14. Kent State University

3.6 stars

Kent State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Burton, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kent State University:

"Kent State is a very supportive, inclusive community that welcomes and respects diversity"

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15. EF Education First

3.5 stars

EF Education First is an education management company headquartered in the 19678 area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for EF Education First:

"Great company with an even better culture! Luckily they have several products to chose from to work for, and they are an international company so definitely encourage travel, and …"

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16. UC Davis

3.5 stars

UC Davis is a higher education company headquartered in the Davis, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for UC Davis:

"UC Davis goes to great lengths to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and I have consistently seen great and intelligent women find success there. I have interacted with some men tha…"

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17. East Carolina University

3.5 stars

East Carolina University is a higher education company headquartered in the Greenville, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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18. PRA Health Sciences

3.5 stars

PRA Health Sciences is a research company headquartered in the Raleigh, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for PRA Health Sciences:

"PRA Health Sciences is a great place to work! Working there is like having a second family. Employees truly care about each other’s well being, personal growth, and success."

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19. Oregon State University

3.5 stars

Oregon State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Corvallis, OR area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and family growth support (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Oregon State University:

"Great place to work. Just wish I weren't grant funded only."

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20. General Assembly

3.5 stars

General Assembly is an education management company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for General Assembly:

"If you truly want to innovate and work autonomously, this is a place to be. Finally an environment that embraces diversity."

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Companies with at least 20 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of March 1, 2021.

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