Lakewood University has been named as one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in the country by Fortune.


To determine the 2022 Best Small Workplaces list and the 2022 Best Medium Workplaces list, Great Place to Work® analyzed confidential survey feedback representing more than 189,000 employees working in small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makes up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place to Work requires that Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better.

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Why Lakewood University
Our Mission and Culture
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Lakewood University is a special place, filled with diverse, energetic, and talented people who are driven to grow and succeed. By working here, you join a vibrant community that advances Lakewood’s life-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.

Our Mission:

The mission of Lakewood, a not for profit 501(c)(3) institution, is to improve the quality of life of our students by providing excellent, affordable, and in-demand educational programs using various distance learning methods.

Vision Statement

Lakewood University will be a premier institution of higher education with a thriving community of passionate students, engaging instructors, friendly staff, and accomplished alumni employed in the career of their dreams

Statement of Values

Integrity:               Value, trust, and honesty
Caring:                  Committed to meet the needs of others
Responsibility:     Do competently what is supposed to be done, when it is supposed to be done
Respect:                Treat people with dignity and fairness
Quality:                 Take pride in excellence

Lakewood University prides itself on having employees to be happy and healthy both inside and outside of work. Our benefits and perks are all based on the philosophy that taking care of our people is good for all of us. We know that everyone is different, so what we offer is constantly evolving based on employee needs and feedback.

The perks of being a Lakewood University employee don’t stop at collaborating with great people on exciting and innovative projects. We also offer a full range of benefits to regular, full-time U.S. employees that support employees and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. These benefits include:

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Resources to help improve your overall well-being
  • Tuition Reimbursement for Lakewood University degrees or certificate programs


Our Medical plan options give you the flexibility to select the right health care coverage for you and eligible family members. You can also enroll in Dental and Vision plans.

Financial Security

  • Lakewood University’s 401(k) plan provides you an opportunity to defer compensation for your long-term savings and includes a company match. The plan offers a variety of investment options to help you reach your financial goals.

Network of Support

Lakewood University cares about your health and well-being, both on and off the job. The following benefits are available at no cost to help make life a little bit easier.

  • Employees have access to financial counseling, estate planning, and other services in the event of a life-threatening illness or death.

Time Off

It’s essential that employees take advantage of time away from work to recharge and renew. Depending on eligibility, employees accrue paid and unpaid time off throughout the year and are encouraged to make the most of it. Each full-time employee has a minimum of 30 days of paid time off. 


  • Martin Luther King Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Day After Christmas

Lakewood University Employee Tuition Reimbursement

Employees receive full tuition reimbursement for any Lakewood University degrees or certificates. Employees only pay for their books and a small instruction fee.

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We get asked all the time what it’s like to work at Lakewood University. Here’s what we tell people…

First and foremost, Lakewood University is a collection of incredible individuals – we’re a team. We’re an “all hands on deck,” all tug on the same side of the rope, everyone’s responsible for creating a successful nonprofit University that is student-centered and a Certified Best Place to Work™ as well as a top 100 Best Places to Work™… kind of place. We work industriously and efficiently, but also keep it really real. And fun.

But don’t let our chill tone and effortless cool fool you – working here is no walk in the park! We only hire people who take pride in a job well done. We only hire people who aren’t afraid of a little mental (or physical) elbow grease.

The long and short of it: If you produce, you’ll be recognized for it. If you slack, you won’t stick around long.

Lakewood University is the kind of place where you get your foot in the door wherever it can fit and plan to move up. Because you CAN move up. We designed it that way.

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