Nearly-free university gives students an opportunity

December 8, 2015

The University of the People is allegedly the world’s first non-profit, near-tuition-free, accredited online university, and according to Barbara Balfour in the Globe and Mail, this institution is changing lives. More than 2,000 students representing over 150 countries are enrolled in the university, which offers bachelor degrees in areas such as business administration and computer science. The institution is staffed and advised by volunteer professors around the world. “The high quality of the education is very compelling,” says John Gerzema, of the business administration advisory board, “it’s as if the world’s best universities are volunteering to teach the world’s most eager students.” Globe and Mail | UoPeople (Mission Statement)