Drake University is Building its own 2-Year College

If 2-year colleges are truly a competitive threat, why don’t 4-year institutions build their own?

Reported by Education Dive, The John Dee Bright College will begin offering associate degrees in the fall of 2021 with an annual tuition of $18,500, less than half the tuition price at Drake University itself.

The takeaway? While this 2-year college alternative is still not the least expensive local option for a student, will this strategy help create a new pathway for many students – one much more likely to end at our 4-year institutions than those who attend a community college first?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.