Consumer Information and Student Achievement Disclosure

Updated April 2024

Newlane 2023 Consumer Information and Student Achievement Disclosure

General Information: 

Name of Institution: Newlane University 

Address: 3450 Triumph Blvd Suite 102 Lehi, UT 84043 

Year Founded: 2017 

Website: www.newlane.edu

Email: contact@newlane.edu

Phone: 385-204-3316

Registration: Newlane University is REGISTERED UNDER THE UTAH POSTSECONDARY PROPRIETARY SCHOOL ACT (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code).

First Accredited: July 2023 by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The DEAC is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Co-Founders: Ben Blair and Josh Stanley

Acting President: Dr. Ben Blair 

Accreditation (s) and Agency E-mail Contact Information: Distance Education Accrediting Commission 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, DC 20036 P 202-234-5100 Email: info@deac.org

Participation in Funding Programs: None

Mission and Description: Institution Mission Statement: The Newlane mission is to “To make quality online liberal arts higher education accessible to anyone on earth by breaking down the barriers of cost, schedule, and geography.” This statement is also a proxy for the Newlane Manifesto.

Areas of Special Focus: Associate of Arts in General Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. 

Description of Institution

Teachur, Inc. is a Delaware C-Corp, formed Feb. 21, 2017 by Ben Blair and Josh Stanley. In 2019, Newlane University was registered as a DBA designation for Teachur. Newlane University is the name of the degree-granting institution–this is the name that appears on transcripts, diplomas, etc. 

Newlane University offers two credit hour competency-based degree programs: An Associate of Arts in General Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Learn more about the history of Newlane University here.

Student Demographic Profile: In light of our mission, our target student population is everyone. We take this mission seriously, but also recognize that our offering is especially appealing to English-speaking populations who desire a college degree, but have been blocked from earning a college degree for by price, geographic, or scheduling constraints. 

Admissions Criteria:

In order to be considered for admission to Newlane University as a registered, provisionally-enrolled student, prospective students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Student must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Student must verify that they have completed secondary school (high school) or equivalent. 
  • Student must be able to speak English at a secondary school level or higher.
  • Students must have access to a computer with a camera and microphone, and internet fast enough to handle live video conferences (30+ minutes).
  • Student must upload government ID.
  • Student must agree to the Newlane User Agreement.
  • Student must pay a registration fee.

In order to be considered for enrollment at Newlane University for the Associate of Arts degree or the Bachelor of Arts degree, prospective enrolled students must meet the following additional, or enhanced criteria from the initial admissions criteria:  

  • Students for whom English is a second language must meet Newlane’s English proficiency standards.
  • Student must meet Newlane’s residency requirements.
  • Student must have completed the initiation and introduction sequences* for their selected degree.
  • Student must apply to their selected degree program.

*Once a student is admitted to Newlane, in order to enroll in a degree program, they must complete the initiation sequence (an orientation course) and introduction sequence (four regular courses) for their selected degree. Completing these sequences gives students an opportunity to experience the rigor of Newlane courses, and online learning through the Newlane platform before committing to a degree program. The courses in these sequences are different for the Associate and Bachelor’s degree. Moreover, students need not repeat a course for the Bachelor’s degree if they have previously completed it during the Associate degree. To learn more about the Newlane degree programs, including the initiation and introduction sequences, please visit the degree programs page.

Newlane offers rolling enrollment. Once a student satisfies all the admissions and enrollment criteria, they can enroll in a program at any time, and complete their coursework at their own pace and schedule, provided it meets the minimum satisfactory academic progress schedule.


Newlane currently offers two academic degree programs: an Associate of Arts in General Studies; and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. These programs are comparable to academic programs at accredited universities. Students new to the disciplines should expect to spend the same amount of effort to fulfill the requirements for these programs as they would a similar program at a traditional college or university. To give you an idea for the needed effort, an Associate of Arts degree at a traditional school is typically a two year degree program, and a Bachelor of Arts at a traditional school is typically a four year degree program, or two years beyond the Associate of Arts degree.  

Average Program Tuition:


Student Achievement

Graduate Success: Newlane had its first graduate in the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program in the Spring 2020. Newlane’s first graduate was accepted to a Master’s program at the University of Nottingham, and is currently completing a PhD at the London School of Theology. Newlane had its second graduate, and first graduate from its Associate of Arts in General Studies program in the Fall 2021. This student is continuing studies with Newlane toward a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree. Newlane had its third graduate in the Fall 2023. This student is currently applying to graduate programs in Philosophy.

Currently Provisionally-Enrolled Students*:

Associate of Arts, General Studies: 66

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy: 9

*Provisionally-Enrolled students are Newlane students who have not yet met all the enrollment criteria. Provisionally-Enrolled students are not factored into Newlane’s Progress, Persistence, Retention, and Graduation Rates.

Currently Enrolled Students:

Associate of Arts, General Studies: 7

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy: 1

Progress Rate: Newlane has a 88% Satisfactory Progress Rate for all students enrolled in a degree program.

Persistence Rate: Newlane defines Persistence rate as the percentage of enrolled students who begin a course within 60 days of completing their last course. 

Newlane has a 63% Persistence Rate for all students enrolled in a degree program.

Retention Rate: Newlane defines Retention rate as the percentage of enrolled students who continue their Newlane studies year over year. 

Newlane has an 86% Retention Rate for all students enrolled in the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program.

Newlane has an 100% Retention Rate for all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree program.

Graduation Rate: Newlane has a 88% Graduation or Projected Graduation rate for all students or former students enrolled in a degree program.

Student Satisfaction: The following is a collection of survey responses from students.

Satisfaction Survey:

Number of Responses: 21

How satisfied are you with the platform structure and platform performance at Newlane?

How satisfied are you with the platform structure and platform performance at Newlane?


Options: Scale of 1-5, 1= Unsatisfied 5= Very Satisfied

Responses: 67% = 5, 29% = 4, 5% = 3

How satisfied are you with your overall academic studies at Newlane?


Options: Scale of 1-5, 1= Unsatisfied 5= Very Satisfied

Responses: 71% = 5, 24% = 4, 5% = 2

I would recommend Newlane to a friend.


Options: Scale of 1-5, (1 = Disagree; 5 = Strongly Agree) 

Responses: 100% = 5


“I started looking into some community colleges and nothing fit. Then I heard about Newlane, and then I started looking into it more. And what really set it apart for me was the manifesto. The first was: “Education should be accessible and available to everybody.” And that hit so close to home for me…I grew up with a single mom…We didn’t have anything. And it was that concern: how are going to pay for college? How are we gonna do this? So that accessibility and availability was huge for me. And the other one is that Education should be disconnected from a schedule. And with being a mom and working and all of the other things going on in life, it fits in. I can fit it into my schedule. So that’s what set Newlane apart for me.” -Rebecca (Newlane alumna)

I took intro to philosophy at a local college prior to earning my nursing degree, and the instruction I’m getting at Newlane is considerably more comprehensive while covering a broader range of topics. I feel better equipped to handle the upper level courses. Plus, it’s been wonderful to study at my own pace as I juggle learning with family responsibilities. -Lanette (Newlane alumna)

So I think the course hearing at the end is really THE cheating prevention mechanism for Newlane because you then see face to face your student and then you get them to respond to you, and it’s actually something I wish we could fit in more in a traditional university setting because it’s really nice to have that individualized conversation and to be able to say: “Are you doing this? And are you taking anything on? Are you hearing what I’m saying?” It’s immediate feedback for me, but it’s also ensuring that this person actually did what I want them to do with the course.” -Amiee Flynn-Curran (current Newlane Faculty)

“I had a very nasty experience with another online university. It wasn’t nasty because of what they failed to provide, it’s just that it was so tightly scheduled, and then being in Zambia and working with a US timeline, I was just all over the place. I got an academic warning because I didn’t attain something I was supposed to, but I just didn’t have the time, and that was really, really frustrating. That’s what led me to find Newlane. I was like, alright, this other university isn’t working, I had to withdraw and I went flat out to search for: is there a university out there that will give me the flexibility that I need, otherwise, I won’t be able to continue my education.” -Clare (current Newlane student)

“Newlane does a very good job of offering a mix of learning platforms. So there are educational videos, there are speakers, lots of opportunities for different types of learners which they take into account and acknowledge, so if you are a visual learner there’s lots of opportunity for you, if you are an auditory learner, lots of opportunity for you. And if you would rather read, they include many articles, and there’s also a library you can access at any time.” -Danielle (current Newlane student)

On the hearing, that’s one of the advantages of Newlane. That [students] have to really show up in person, just by themselves and answer questions that they can’t prepare well for unless they’ve actually done the course. Like you can’t have the answers ahead of you unless you’ve gone through the course really carefully and thought about all the course objectives. -Professor Avi Mintz, Newlane Faculty