Meteor Learning Achieves Inc. 500 for Second Consecutive Year

The Company Ranked No. 477 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 176 Percent

Wakefield, MA, August 17, 2021Inc. magazine today revealed that Meteor Learning, a leader in employer-aligned, competency-based educational programs for adult learners, is No. 477 on its annual Inc. 500 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“This recognition for the second consecutive year is a result of the continued hard work of the Meteor team, as well as our higher education and employer partners, who despite this unprecedented and challenging time remain committed to our mission to put students first,” said William Rieders, Chief Executive Officer, Meteor Learning. “I am so proud of this team for leading the way in reinventing education for tomorrow’s workforce as we work together to close the skills gap.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 500/5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Meteor Learning is a leader in the creation and delivery of superior employer-aligned programs in partnership with high-quality, post-secondary institutions to address critical skill gaps and extend career opportunities for adult learners. Led by executives, Meteor Learning is a high-growth company with deep expertise in serving the needs of adult learners.

Meteor Learning is a certified B Corporation and a 2020 and 2021 Boston Business Journal Fast 50 Company. Learn more about Meteor Learning at

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Meteor Learning will be featured among the other top 500 companies in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000.  Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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