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Higher Ed Growth Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced today that it has been named NO. 4,791 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

Higher Ed Growth’s three-year growth rate was 49 percent, with an increase in revenue of $2.7 million. Expansion in the company has been marked not only by revenue increases month after month, but also by securing new partnerships, developing one-of-a-kind technology solutions and expanding its team.

“We are proud to be named to the Inc. 5000 list and ranked among esteemed entrepreneurs who are influencing the country,” said Frank Healy, president and CEO of Higher Ed Growth.

Higher Ed Growth was founded in 2007 as a way to utilize internet lead generation, sales, customer relations and technology expertise to help colleges and universities enroll students. The company operates several education portals, including TrueDegree.com, which pairs students with schools across the nation.

“Every student is different. Every school is different,” says Eric Flottmann, chief operating officer for Higher Ed Growth. “Over the years we have compiled an extensive database of our clients’ conversion data, enabling us to optimize campaigns for the unique needs of each school. This data also drives the powerful algorithms we have built into the core of our technology. Our system learns and improves with each interaction and matches students to schools where they will have a high likelihood of success.”

Higher Ed Growth continues to expand the services it provides to its extensive roster of clients by using proprietary technology that is compliant with industry guidelines.

“We look forward to our continued growth as a forward-thinking, customer-focused business serving colleges, universities and students,” said Healy.

About Higher Ed Growth

Higher Ed Growth (HEG) is a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education. HEG uses propriety technology to deliver targeted enrollment leads to for-profit and nonprofit education clients. In addition to inquiry generation, HEG offers agency of record services, enrollment analytics and consulting, search engine marketing and white label portals – with the ultimate goal of boosting enrollment and retention numbers for clients. Visit www.higheredgrowth.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto VenturesInc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

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