About Us

Arena is redefining post-secondary education for women ages 25-34 living in the United States. Our one-year Digital Marketing FocusDegree™ program equips women making stuck in admin and sales roles making $30-40K USD with limited advancement and wage opportunities for new career opportunities in digital marketing with average starting salary of $50-70K per year.

Arena’s proprietary learning methodology offers women weekly live coaching, in-demand digital skill coursework, bodywork to provide a comprehensive and holistic learning experience and homework to develop their best life possible.

What sets us apart is that we’ve re-aligned the incentives behind our student success by offering a $0 upfront tuition option. Instead, we recoup our investment graduation through income sharing of 5% for 5 years after graduation. Join us, as we help women find the Arena where they thrive!

Our Founder

Nicolette Rankin is a social entrepreneur that inspires students to move from never dreaming they could — to start taking action and believing they can. She has been servicing online school for more than 10 years. In 2007, she co-founded Open English, the first online school to guarantee English fluency, which became the largest online school in Latin America with more than 500,000 students and was valued at $350M in 2013. She left Open English to create Next University, an innovative online school for equipping leaders in emerging markets. In her career, she has raised more than $120M in venture capital to make higher education a basic human right. Her hope is that you find the arena where you thrive.

Nicolette Rankin
Founder of Arena Education,
Open English and Next University

Making higher education a human right.

We exist to unlock everyone’s full potential through education.