When cyclists race together, they create a ‘peloton’ or group that is able to defy headwinds.

Riders travel much faster as a team than alone. At PelotonU, we believe any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree, regardless of geography or economics. When we support each other, we not only learn faster but also achieve much more than we ever could by ourselves. Here's the mission and values that guide our work.

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EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE – Balance learning and life

The current college education system isn’t serving the students who need it most. That’s why PelotonU has redesigned a path to graduation specifically for working adults who benefit from flexible schedules in a supportive peer environment.

42 %
Of PelotonU students are parents
60 %
Have tried college before
72 %
Are the first in their family to go to college

Average 2-Year

$2,754
Tuition & Fees
10% Graduate on time
4.6 years to degree
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SNHU through PelotonU

$5,500
Tuition & Fees
85% Graduate on time
3 years to degree
Personalized Coaching
Flexible Pace
Project-Based Learning

Average 4-Year

$8,458
Tuition & Fees
53% Graduate on time
5.5 Years to degree
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MEET THE TEAM

An Austin native and graduate of Leadership Austin: Emerge 2015, Hudson earned a degree in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University

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and earned a Certificate of Journalism through an online program at the University of Massachusetts. Before PelotonU he co-founded a political advocacy startup and lived in Guatemala to help launch a rural community development organization.

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Sarah, a co-founder of PelotonU, directs our college completion program and trains new partners. She graduated from Brown

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University in 2007 and received her Master’s in Educational Administration in 2013. Sarah served for five years at KIPP: Austin Collegiate as a teacher and school leader. Prior to KIPP, she was a 2007 Rio Grande Valley corps member with Teach for America where she taught 9th World Geography and 10th World History.

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A Vanderbilt grad, Samantha returned to Austin after studying Human and Organization Development to work at Concordia University

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as an admissions counselor. There, she oversaw recruitment efforts in multiple cities, created and executed early high school outreach strategies, and launched scholarship programs totaling over $100,000. Previously, Samantha worked with multiple youth-focused nonprofits.

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Holly, a native Texan, graduated from Austin College and received her Master’s in Teaching from Marian University and her Master’s in

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Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a Teach For America alumna and spent the last eight years teaching or coaching students and teachers in Pre-K through college. Before PelotonU, Holly lead the curriculum and instruction efforts for a Texas high school charter district.

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After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erika fled the cold and arrived in sunny San Antonio to serve with

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AmeriCorps. As a City Year Corps Member, she helped students at-risk of dropping out of high school get back on track to graduate. She eventually made her way to Austin where she worked as a College Readiness Advocate at a local high school for two years, helping students navigate the complex college application and admissions processes.

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Born in Austin, Ashley is a first generation college graduate with degrees from Huston-Tillotson University and St. Edward’s 

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University. She spent over a decade working in higher ed, helping students reach their academic goals. Most recently, she was a college English professor.

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We also have seven fantastic board members. Meet PelotonU's board.

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