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Altius Education and Tiffin University Launch Mt Lyon Institute Online Program with Elder Care Focus

September 14, 2010

TIFFIN, Ohio, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Altius Education, a company offering innovative solutions in higher education, and Tiffin University, a private university located in Tiffin, Ohio, today announced the launch of Mt Lyon Institute of Tiffin University, a new online program with an elder care focus.

Mt Lyon Institute offers both a bachelor (BBA) and master of business administration (MBA) degree with an elder care management concentration to prepare healthcare professionals for executive opportunities in the growing field of elder care.

“Community care facilities for the elderly are projected to grow by 55 percent by 2014, representing the fifth-fastest-growing industry in the U.S. economy,” explained Paul Freedman, founder and CEO of Altius Education. “Mt Lyon’s targeted focus offers crucial educational programming to address the emergent need for highly educated elder care professionals.”

Mt Lyon’s curriculum focuses on operational and financial management, organizational systems, and political and ethical issues in elder care to prepare graduates for a variety of managerial careers in institutional, community-based and public sector settings. Learners also benefit from small class sizes and personal executive coaches to ensure success in and out of the classroom.

“Tiffin University prides itself on offering professionally focused, high quality academic programs within a small, caring community that puts our students first,” said Paul Marion, Ph.D., president of Tiffin University. “This partnership is just another example of that commitment to prepare our students for successful future careers that are in high demand.”

Mt Lyon’s BBA courses begin Sept. 25 and MBA courses begin Oct. 25. For more information or to enroll at Mt Lyon Institute, visit http://mtlyon.tiffin.edu.

To launch Mt Lyon Institute, Altius partnered with Tiffin University, a private university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

About Altius Education

Altius Education, Inc., partners with traditional universities to create an ecosystem that improves and personalizes the delivery of education. Driven by this unique strategy, Altius identifies structural gaps in higher education and helps its partners deliver innovative online academic programs. Its first two online programs include joint ventures with Tiffin University – Ivy Bridge College, offering online associates degree programs with direct access to more than 50 accredited four-year institutions, and Mt Lyon Institute, providing a bachelor and master degree program focused on elder care. For more information, visit www.altiused.com.

About Tiffin University

Founded in 1888, Tiffin University offers a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results. Tiffin is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio, on a small but growing campus that offers students a safe, friendly place to pursue their dreams.

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