How we got started In 2002, Cal Poly students Ben and Adrian were frustrated with the rising cost of college and the lack of tools for empowering students. They decided to team up and start Study.com with the mission of making education accessible. After over a decade of work, Study.com is now a profitable, self-funded company that reaches over 15 million students a month. Our video-based online courses are the fastest and most affordable way to earn college credit and consist of over 10,000 fun and engaging lessons. We've also created comprehensive guidance counseling resources to help students save money and make informed decisions with their education and careers.