Peterson’s® Acquires The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™

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Memory system to help students and families throughout the educational life cycle

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™ series for healthcare education – Medical Terminology 350, Basic Human Anatomy and Dental Terminology – has been acquired by Peterson’s® Nelnet, LLC, a leading provider of education and career resources.

"I am very excited that Peterson’s Publishing has acquired the exclusive publishing rights to our complete line of Total Retention System products,” said Dean Vaughn. “I am certain that the experience and ongoing commitment Peterson’s has with academic and career achievement for students, combined with the unprecedented success of our Total Retention System, will truly spearhead a learning revolution in America! Together, we can actually raise the bar of academic and career expectations."

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System is the world's leading commercially successful memory system for academic and business applications. It has been applied to a wide range of subjects, from elementary education to the field of medicine. It has revolutionized the teaching and learning of every subject to which it has been applied. More than 1.5 million individuals in over 10,000 academic and business institutions have completed these applied memory courses with an unprecedented average of above 95% retention. No other memory or learning techniques have approached the remarkable results achieved by the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System.

“At Peterson’s, it’s our mission to arm students with the resources they need to achieve their educational goals. The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System is the perfect addition to our robust suite of products as we continue our commitment to student success and career goal achievement,” said Dominic Rotondi, Executive Director of Peterson’s.

About Peterson’s
For nearly five decades, Peterson’s has offered products and services to keep students and their families engaged throughout the pre-college, in-college and post-college experience. Peterson’s parent company, Nelnet Inc. — one of the leading education services and finance companies in the world — offers innovative products and services throughout the educational life cycle to help students reach their academic goals. For more information, please visit

For Dean Vaughn Total Retention System inquiries, please contact CustSvc(at)Petersons(dot)com.

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