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April 13, 2020 – Denver, Colorado

Peterson’s, a leader in test preparation and higher education data, announces today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wintergreen Orchard House (“WGOH”) from Carnegie Dartlet. Peterson’s will assume the annual undergraduate data collection, which will now be performed and delivered exclusively by Peterson’s beginning with the fall, 2020 survey. Carnegie Dartlet will maintain the map, atlas, and College Finder products under its CollegeXpress division.

For over 50 years, the Peterson’s survey has collected essential information from over 4000 2-year and 4-year colleges throughout the United States. The results of the survey help to power decision making at more than 500 businesses and institutions – which rely on Peterson’s data for accurate, timely, and complete information.

“Data is core to Peterson’s, and it plays an essential role in the higher education economy,” said Peterson’s CEO Jordan Stolper. “By bringing Wintergreen Orchard House into the Peterson’s family, we can continue to serve the community with timely, accurate information to power decision making.”

“We’ve owned the 70-year-old Wintergreen Orchard House business since 2003 and have nurtured the data quality over the years,” said Joe Moore, CEO and Chairman of Carnegie Dartlet. “Combining our data with Peterson’s makes sense. It creates one powerful data set which we will continue to use for our online assets but it will now be managed by the experienced team at Peterson’s.”

Inquiries regarding data collection or products that leverage any of WGOH’s higher education data should be directed to Stephen Sauermelch (stephen.sauermelch@petersons.com).

About Peterson’s

Peterson’s is a leading, global educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From culinary school to medical school–and everything in-between–Peterson’s helps you discover, prepare for, and fund your education. Learn more at www.petersons.com.

About Carnegie Dartlet and CollegeXpress

Carnegie Dartlet is a leader and innovator in higher education marketing, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of research, strategy, creative, digital, lead generation, and team building to create clarity and connection inside and outside of institutions. Since 1985, Carnegie Dartlet has helped students find the right colleges—and colleges find the right students—through their leading college search engine, CollegeXpress, a free college and scholarship resource for students, their families, and counselors. With college and scholarship search tools, 800 unique college-related lists, and a summer program search, CollegeXpress has all the resources students and families need to find a college, help pay for it, and much more.