A Surprising Number of New Colleges Opening: Featuring Roux Institute and Unity College
"At a time when other higher education institutions are closing or merging because of a decline in the supply of high school graduates, the Roux is among a small but largely unnoticed number of new colleges that are opening. Some are focusing on high-demand disciplines such as technology and alternative energy. Others are serving the huge number of Americans who never went to college or completed a degree. Still others are trying to remake higher education with new models that forgo top-heavy bureaucracies and expensive campuses — models that in some cases don’t look like conventional colleges at all. All three strategies are in large part a reproach to traditional higher education, which has often failed to provide the right programs to the people who increasingly need them." Continue reading here.