Higher One, a technology and payment services company focused on higher education, announces that it is ranked #12 on the Great Place to Work® Rankings 2011 in the Best Small & Medium Workplaces category, presented by Entrepreneur®. This annual list recognizes 25 medium-sized companies across the U.S. that have exceptional workplace cultures. Higher One was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

“We’re particularly proud of this reward for what it represents—employee sentiment. As we built the business over the last decade, a fundamental part of our strategy has been creating a positive work environment where people work hard, enjoy what they do and know their contribution has a direct impact on our business’ success,” said Miles Lasater, co-founder and COO of Higher One. “I believe the positivity of our employees is evident in every interaction they have, whether with customers, partners or the public in general, and we thank them for this.”

Creators of the list, Great Place to Work has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception. To see the complete list, visit entrepreneur.com or Great Place To Work. To learn more about Higher One visit higherone.com/careers.

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place to Work® is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. In the US, Great Place to Work produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published by Entrepreneur.com.

About Entrepreneur.com

Marking its 10-year anniversary in 2006, Entrepreneur.com has evolved into the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and leaders in business worldwide. As the leading small business website on the Internet, Entrepreneur.com serves its visitors’ needs by creating the most satisfying experience with relevant content, logical information management and ease of access.

About Higher One

Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and providing enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students receive Financial Aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online, make on-campus and community purchases and learn the basics of financial management.

Higher One provides its services to approximately 5.5 million students at distinguished public and private higher education institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at HigherOne.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010