Collegis Education earned honorable mention as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2017. Collegis was ranked against companies of its size in its Chicago and Twin Cities markets, and earned the recognition based on employee survey results.

“We are extremely proud to be named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2017. As a relatively new company that has experienced significant growth, we are pleased to see such strong results and positive feedback from our Chicago employees,” said Patrick Branham, executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

The Top Workplaces survey measured key qualities of a company such as leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment and managerial skills, as well as pay and benefits.

After the announcement was made, Collegis employees were invited to respond (anonymously), and had this to say:

“Everyone is truly content. You never hear the watercooler complaints that you hear at other companies,” was one employee’s response.

Another said, “Collegis is home to the most intelligent, innovative and inspiring employees I’ve ever worked alongside.”

Of note: the survey’s results indicate that most employees agreed with the statement that their job makes them feel that they are part of something meaningful, and that the company motivates them to give their very best work.

Collegis currently has 277 employees and has offices in both Chicago and Minneapolis. Among some of the more popular initiatives enjoyed by employees are: an annual employee-volunteering day at local charities, opportunities to serve on a committee that plans year-round social events for employees, and mixed-use space that creates opportunities for collaboration.

About Top Workplaces

The Top Workplaces survey was conducted by Energage on behalf of the Chicago Tribune. Energage, formerly Workplace Dynamics, has been ranking workplaces in the Chicago area and the nation through employee surveys, assessing everything from work-life balance to confidence in company leadership.

Top Workplaces is presented by The Better Business Bureau and is sponsored by Wintrust Financial Corporation, the Chicago Cubs, Perillo Auto Group, Proven Business Systems, Rivers Casino, Uber, U.S. Cellular, Now Foods, AArete, The Prinz Law Firm, Gentleman Jack, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, Binny’s Beverage Depot and Half Acre Beer. The event is produced by Tribune Events Group, the Chicago Tribune Media Group’s in-house events marketing team.

About Collegis Education

Collegis Education® is a strategic partner whose revenue-growth solutions help colleges and universities maximize their enrollment potential through data-rich, technology-enabled, marketing, engagement and retention services. In programs supported by Collegis Education solutions, partner institutions have realized average new-enrollment gains of 20 percent in just the first year of partnership. With more than two decades of experience in higher education, the Collegis team develops holistic, interconnected strategies that enable institutions to realize long-term growth in accord with their mission and values. For more information about Collegis Education, please visit