What do we mean at College Unbound by “high touch, high tech?” This article helps explain it by highlighting the advantages of online learning, but also the importance of on-the-ground support for students. Coursera’s experiment demonstrates that on-the-ground support improves completion rates. Read the article.
As the landscape of higher ed is changing, we must also modify the language that we use to discuss it. “Don’t Call it a Course” by Carl Straumsheim describes how we can talk about higher ed in a way that more accurately depicts these shifts. Additionally, it identifies learning as a social activity, which requires […]
Others are recognizing the unique needs of the adult learner population. This blog post encourages higher education to do something about it. University leaders have to do more than add counselors to help returning adult learners navigate the system that was designed for 18 – 22 year olds. They need to redesign the system. That is […]
Kiko Suarez, Vice President of Communications and Innovation at the Lumina Foundation, spent the day with College Unbound on September 30. Kiko is an amazing thought partner, helping us to focus on scale. He told us several times during his visit that “College Bound is unique” and encouraged us to “think big, start small, and […]
Whiteboard animation of the philosophy behind College Unbound by Dennis Littky, illustrated and animated by Rachel Ann Brian at Open the Studio. Check out thisf intro to learn how our program is designed to compliment the full-time working adult, not compete with his/her schedule. College Unbound makes higher education a realistic option with results that […]
95% of College Unbound students are Pell Grant eligible. 85% of College Unbound students complete their degree programs. Compared to other higher ed institution rates, these numbers are impressive. We encourage you to take a closer look at some of our students’ stories… Alicebel Perez was born in Puerto Rico and came to RI in November 2000, […]
College Unbound is like no other program in the country. Students are able to work full time and go to school full time, designing important and relevant projects with clear outcomes that meet degree requirements. College Unbound is: Personalized o Design a Personal Learning Plan that meets your goals, interests and learning needs. o Structure […]
College Unbound is designed for working adults who want to direct their own learning. It is designed for those who want to complete a Bachelor’s Degree that is fully in sync with their career and personal goals. It’s also affordable! Tuition and fees are less than $10,000 per school year. Higher education has become a […]
College Unbound students develop broad knowledge of the wider world, as well as in-depth achievement in a specific field of interest. By integrating college studies with working internships, students develop competency in the rich theoretical concepts of their degree program, as well as competencies in: Integrated and Applied Knowledge • Understands the major concepts, skills, […]
Congratulations to our partner, Charter Oak State College! CU and COSC together “seek to dramatically improve student success in terms of persistence and graduation, through more personalized, mastery-based approaches to learning…” Our staff visited the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA last week as part of receiving this prestigious national grant.