Chegg Enrollment Services named a “Readers’ Choice Top Product” by University Business Readers

Nominations from top higher education leaders led to the selection of products that enhance learning across the country 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 – Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, has been recognized as one of University Business’ Readers’ Choice Top Products of 2015 for its Enrollment Services business and it’s continued success in making a positive difference on college campuses across the nation.

Chegg Enrollment Services helps colleges and universities build their brand, capture interest, and engage and convert interested prospects to enrolled students on a platform that reaches 8 out of 10 college-bound high school seniors. By partnering with Chegg, colleges and universities can save on the costs of traditional inquiry generating practices while focusing on students who are the best fit for their institution. Chegg leverages a multi-channel and multi-touch strategy to support efficient matches and engagement between students and right-fit schools.

The Top Products winners, announced online and in the January 2016 issue of University Business, were compiled from hundreds of nominations from the magazine’s readers.

The University Business’ Readers’ Choice Top Products award program informs higher education leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their campuses excel in a variety of areas, such as technology, sustainability and academic instruction.

“It was inspiring to learn about the products being used in today’s colleges and universities that are helping students succeed,” says JD Solomon, the University Business editorial director. “All of our 2015 honorees should be very proud of their success.”

“We could not be more proud to have been nominated by our valued partners and customers who share our vision of supporting better outcomes for students”, says Gil Rogers, Chegg’s Director of Marketing, Enrollment Services. “Receiving this recognition reflects the passion we have at Chegg for helping students save time, save money, and get smarter.”

For more information on Chegg Enrollment Services, visit

About Chegg Inc.

Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit

About University Business

University Business is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTech. Independent surveys have proven that year after year, no other higher education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of University Business. For more information, visit



Good News: #MackIsBack: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Coming to Aliso Niguel High School as Part of #CheggMusic101 Series

Students, Artists, School, Community and Chegg Rally Around a Positive Student Outcome


Santa Clara, Calif. – October 13, 2015 – Chegg, the Student Hub, today announced that the #CheggMusic101 series will go on as planned. Won by the students of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the artists will engage the students in a live question and answer session on the campus of Aliso Niguel High. In addition to the event, the school will also be receiving a $10,000 David B. Goldberg grant to its music department from Chegg.

“The students of Aliso Niguel won the opportunity to have Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their campus through the CheggMusic101 series,” said Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg. “We have a lot of admiration for these students: they beat every other high school and college in the country for the right to host this event and along with the artists, their administration, faculty, parents and community rallied around a positive message to create a great outcome.”

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About Chegg

Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit

Ben Carson Overtakes Donald Trump Among College Students; Hillary Still Expected to Win Presidency, Even as Sanders Emerges as College Students’ Favorite

Since June, Chegg has been asking for and tracking the opinions of students on the upcoming Presidential election (upcoming as in more than a year from now…didn’t we just do this?) The results reveal some interesting insights into this energetic, registered and motivated-to-vote segment of the electorate.

Forget what you think you know about college students, there are as many that self-identify as Socialist as do Libertarian.


While college students do lean more towards the Democrats than Republicans, large numbers intend to participate in the nominating process for both major parties.



And just as much of the nation seems to be pining for an outsider/insurgency/somebody-else-please-type-of-candidate, college students are also looking outside the box for a candidate to support.


Hillary Clinton remains the odds on favorite to be the next President, but her lead in this category among students has been shrinking.


More alarming for team Hillary, she seems to have lost the support of students (at least for now, there’s still a long time before any votes are actually cast). In fact, she’s in a statistical dead heat with someone who isn’t even running (yet).


Among Republican candidates, Trump’s summer surge has given way to Ben Carson’s surgical strike (sorry, horrible pun, won’t happen again, probably…)


We also asked students who their second choice is for each party’s nomination…Joe Biden wasn’t just President Obama’s choice for #2, equal numbers of students have Joe Biden as their second choice as have Hillary as their alternate.

2ndChoiceRep   2ndChoiceDem

In the race to be the most “favorable” candidate, Sanders is the clear front runner among students, Joe Biden is also very well liked, Donald Trump is widely disdained among students, while a whole bunch of the Republican field has yet to make any impression upon students.


There’s even more to the tracking studies which can be viewed Here.

Methodology: Through its proprietary panel of more than 17,000 high school, college and graduate students nationwide, Chegg surveyed 1,363 college students from 2 year & 4 year schools between June 19-27, 593 students from August 6-9, 397 students from August 23-26 and 333 students from September 7-11, 2015.Surveys were conducted online via 3-4 minute questionnaire. Polling data shown has a maximum margin of error of +/-5% (lower where indicated on individual slides).

Students Applaud Newly-Proposed Federal College Rating System; Want their Voices Heard According to New Data from Chegg

Santa Clara, Calif. – Jan. 21, 2015 – Chegg (NYSE: CHGG), The Student Hub, today announced the results of a new poll of high school and college students that asked for opinions and attitudes towards the Department of Education’s proposed Federal College Ratings system.

A majority of students see value in a new rating scheme, with 51% of high school students indicating they would use it as a resource. However, the proposal does not include a student satisfaction metric that would give prospective students insight from current students and alumni. When asked what criteria students use or would use in making their enrollment decision, nearly 80% of high school and 70% of college students ranked this metric as being relevant, with nearly 60% of all students ranking the criteria as “very important” to their decision.

“Improving student outcomes starts by improving inputs. If this proposal helps students better understand the real cost of their education, their likely earning power based on their school and major, as well as their ability to pay for it once they graduate, then it can help students and their families make better decisions,” said Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg. “That said, the proposed metrics lack a student voice and set the bar too low to spur the needed structural changes in curricula, use of online technologies and institutional costs that would make college accessible to more students and improve lifetime earning potential.”

Announced in December 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal seeks to rate colleges as “high-performing, low-performing, and those falling in the middle” across the broad categories of Access, Affordability and Outcomes.

For both high school and college students, the two most important metrics for rating Outcomes are:

  • Percentage of graduates working within their field of study 1 and 5 years after graduation (72% of high school students said this was very important along with 73% of college students);
  • Overall ability of graduates to repay their student loans (70% of high school and 67% of college students said this was very important).

Additional relevant findings include:

  • Even in high school, students are career- and academically-minded: When asked about Access criteria, high school students top three measures were:
  1. School’s ability to provide academic support (72% of high school students said this was very important)
  2. School’s ability to provide career guidance (67% of high school said this was very important)
  3. School’s ability to offer internships (60% of high school students said this was very important)
  • The data revealed that several weeks after its announcement, only 11% of high school and 13% of college students were even aware of the proposed system.

Also noteworthy, 93% of high school students and 86% of college students find a school’s “net price” (what students actually pay) to be very relevant to their school selection criteria. However, only 65% of high school and 62% of college students are interested in knowing the average net price for students from similar socio-economic backgrounds, potentially revealing that many students are unaware of the fact that most students pay different amounts for tuition.

To learn more about these results email

Through its interactions with over 15 million high school and college students, Chegg has deep insight into the student landscape. As a student-first company, Chegg’s mission is to deliver tools and services to help this group be successful in their education as well as keep a constant pulse on the collective nationwide student mindset and represent their interests.


For this poll, Chegg surveyed 922 college students attending 2 year & 4 year schools and 446 high school students between January 6, 2015 and January 10, 2015 from Chegg’s proprietary national panel of 15,000 students. Data was weighted and quoted to national norms.

About Chegg

Chegg puts students first and is proud to have saved students and their families more than $500 million in 2014 alone. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit

Samsung, Microsoft and Bose Challenge Apple’s Supremacy Among College Students


If you’re scrambling for a last minute gift for a college student, then good news! According to a recent poll of college students conducted by Chegg, cash tops the list (83%) of desired gifts, followed by clothing (73%) and electronics (52%).
But take note, males prefer electronics (67%) and females would rather have
new clothes (79%).

When it comes to the electronic accessories that today’s college students prefer, it’s no surprise that Apple is on top across just about every category.  They have the most desired brand for tablets, laptops, smartphones, and headphones. But particularly among male college students, brands like Samsung, Microsoft and Bose are gaining ground.


Apple has a commanding lead in smartphones, with 51% of all respondents indicating a preference for a brand new iPhone. Samsung is the only other brand of smartphones to crack double digits, coming in at 29% likely driven by lower price. In fact, smartphones could be categorized as Apple, Samsung and the seven dwarfs.

Digging a little deeper into the numbers, things get interesting when broken down by gender. Girls have an overwhelming preference for Apple (57%), while guys are a little more lukewarm on the iconic brand (44%). Samsung maintains a steady number 2 position across both genders, with slightly more men preferring Samsung (30%) than women (29%).


Again, it’s no surprise that Apple is the tablet category leader among college students, but what stands out for us is that Microsoft has come out of nowhere to come in second at 23%. The research doesn’t tell us why this happened, but likely a case of improved design, multiple price points, and better marketing. In this category, there was little variance in preferences by gender, and Samsung comes in a solid third with 18% of students indicating a preference for Galaxy tablets.


Recently acquired by Apple, Beats are the brand of headphone desired by more college students than any other, but headphones are also the category in which we see the most significant gender bias. 46% of all students prefer Beats while 24% of all students want Bose. However, while 55% of girls prefer Beats, only 33% of boys do, which places Beats in a statistical dead heat with Bose, as 30% of male college students indicated a preference for Bose over Beats, perhaps driven by a preference for function over form.

Bring Your Allen Wrench

When it comes to furniture and home décor, Target is the leading retailer among college students (29%) with Ikea coming in a bit of a distant second (22%). On a gender basis however, Ikea is tops with boys (35%) who we can only assume are either more eager to assemble items themselves, happiest while shopping with Swedish meatballs in hand, or both.


We surveyed 880 college students attending 2-year and 4-year colleges between December 16th and December 19th. Data was weighted and quoted to national norms. The sample was drawn from Chegg’s proprietary national panel of 25,000 students. Data is accurate to within +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level.

Chegg Honored As One Of The Best Places To Work In 2015, A Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 — Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the Student Hub, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2015 in the SMB category. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its seventh year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor’s anonymous online company reviews survey.

“Putting students first, improving their outcomes, and disrupting the dysfunction in higher ed is both hard and deeply satisfying work,” said Dan Rosensweig, President and CEO of Chegg. “Receiving the Glassdoor Employee’s Choice award reflects the passion that everyone at Chegg has for helping students save time, save money and get smarter, and I am very proud to be a part of this team.”

Beyond the everyday perks such as free lunches, on-site gym, and flexible time off policy, Chegg has created a culture of transparency where everyone feels comfortable asking questions of the leadership team during our monthly All Hands meetings.  As a student-first company, Chegg also has a fast feedback culture which is supported through in-house workshops, Lunch’n Learns, Tuition Reimbursements, and our inspiring #CheggChat series where celebrated authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and other notable figures have shared their leadership advice with the entire team.

“I am proud to celebrate the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award winners in earning this tremendous achievement,” said Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman. “Millions of employees around the world are turning to Glassdoor each month to share their work experiences. It is this type of authentic feedback that helps others find jobs and companies they love, and allows us to honor employers who stand out for their efforts in providing an enjoyable work environment and culture.”

The Glassdoor company review survey includes both quantitative and qualitative questions designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. The survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.

The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees who elected to participate in the survey between November 13, 2013 and November 2, 2014. To be considered for the SMB category, a company must have less than 1,000 employees and have received at least 20 company reviews from U.S.-based employees during the window of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. (To request complete methodology email

The complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2015 in the SMB category:,43.htm

About Chegg Inc.

Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is the leading career community designed to help job seekers find jobs and address critical questions that come up during the search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. Glassdoor provides the most transparent look at company culture, work environment, salary and compensation and the interview process thanks to the millions of insights shared by employees, job candidates and employers. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help maximize talent acquisition strategies and optimize results. As of October 2014, Glassdoor welcomes more than 26 million members to its desktop and mobile platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.

Wear My Technology, Sure. But What’s a Wearable?

With Apple poised to launch the iWatch, we asked 1030 high school and college students what they think of the entire category of wearable technology devices, or Wearables.

Students are overwhelmingly interested in the devices, with 70% of them telling us they’ll consider buying a device within the next year.  The same percentage see the devices as a possible fashion statement. And while Apple has generated ample buzz, with 49% of students reporting that they’ll check out the iWatch when available, only 8% are seriously considering buying one.

Not surprisingly, the technology has to be affordable, with only 15% of students willing to spend more than $150 on a wearable device. But they definitely see some potential benefits in the technology with 90% of students believing that a device that tracked their activity would improve their personal fitness.

Most surprisingly – at least to those of us in Silicon Valley – 2/3 of students said that they’d never heard the term ‘Wearables’ before. Even so, they are very familiar with the devices themselves. 86% know Google Glass, 64% recognize the Nike Fuelband and know Fitbit. Oddly enough, 7% of students had heard of the Chegg FitPro, which is actually just an inside joke (sorry).


Your bookstore wants to hold you captive – and your school may be an accessory!


George Washington University in D.C. and its bookstore want to keep you in the dark about your textbook options.  In fact, the university and bookstore teamed up for a letter to the faculty last month forbidding professors and University personnel from telling students about off campus sources for required materials – are they afraid you’ll save money and find a better deal online?   And while faculty uproar caused the university to back off this position slightly, we’re still angry and think you should be too.

It simply demonstrates that when it comes to the interests of hardworking students and their families, nobody seems willing to put the students first. At Chegg, we think that is just plain wrong, so we’re offering GW students an additional 5% off their textbooks this semester. Sure beats standing in line to pay full price on campus! Just plug in the coupon code SOC5PER65 during checkout.

Now study hard and sleep better knowing that Chegg has your back and will take on the entrenched interests who are trying to gouge you.

Chegg Speaks at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit


Today at the highly anticipated ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit our CEO, Dan Rosensweig, took the stage to further address the existing skills gap that plagues today’s graduates. Beyond our current understanding of the skills gap between what students are learning in college and the skills employers need for entry-level jobs, Dan presented new company data that highlights the growing gap and what’s become a culture of complacency – educators, employers and students acknowledge the gap exists, but they each believe other parties are responsible. The report comes from a new study of university educators, college students, and hiring managers and brings a new, important perspective to Chegg’s findings from last year’s “Bridge That Gap” study.

All participating parties – educators, businesses and graduates – have a different perspective on the issue, creating an expectation gap and a cyclical “blame game.” We are calling all three parties to take accountability for their role in creating a solution to the skills gap.

Message to Educators: Academic change can be a slow process. But there’s no reason that money spent on athletics, admissions, etc. can’t be reallocated to support campus career centers. We would like to challenge campus career centers to help students be successful now. Additionally, we challenge professors to modernize their curriculum to meet the needs of today’s student and workplace requirements.

Message to Businesses: Be more generous with internships and invest in young, passionate students by giving them the training and tools they need to be successful in the workplace. They will not only be grateful for the experience but, in return, will also serve as your greatest brand ambassador.

Message to Students: No one is more invested in your own future than you. It’s your life: own it and take control of your future by seeking out internship experience and leveraging supplemental learning tools to give you the skills you’ll need to be successful after graduation.


While the Arizona weather challenged the resilience of our Santa Clara team, all in all, Chegg was thrilled to be a part of this well recognized and evolving education conference that plays an important role in what we do best: putting students first.

See our full presentation and learn more about the company’s latest data, here.

Chegg to Announce First Quarter Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif.April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-first connected learning platform, today announced that it is scheduled to release its earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended March 31, 2014, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, after the market close. Chegg will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (5:00 p.m. Daylight Time) on the same day.

To access the call, please dial (877) 407-4018, or outside the U.S. +1 (201) 689-8471, five minutes prior to 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (or 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time). A live webcast of the call will also be available at under the Events & Presentations menu.

An audio replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time May 1, 2014, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time May 8, 2014, by calling (877) 870-5176 or +1 (858) 384-5517, with Conference ID 13579911. An audio archive of the call will also be available at

Release live on PR Newswire here