The Next College (and Boot Camp) Alternative

“The list of investor-funded college “alternatives” that have crashed and burned in the last few years — or just withered on the vine — runs more than a few lines long. While some college leaders have celebrated the failures — particularly of those boot camps and other providers that openly trashed traditional institutions — others recognize the need to pay attention to a marketplace that keeps trying to find faster, cheaper pathways to jobs. The latest supernova to cross the postsecondary education and training horizon, Kenzie Academy, uses some of the “college alternative” language that tends to rub higher education partisans the wrong way.”

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