The Boston Globe reports that Southern New Hampshire University has opened a bare bones campus “stripped to its academic core.” For 2/5 of the price, students forgo the new dorms, state of the art fitness center, sparkling cafeterias and leafy quads, and focus on classes “taught by some of the same professors.”
What is so great about this, is that it allows students who can’t afford the college experience to still get a college education:
"Families come to campus and they want to see a food court, a fitness center with a climbing wall, and brand-new dorms," said Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire. "So we build everything, each one nicer than the other, to remain competitive."
But, LeBlanc added: "I'm not sure that improves education. It just drives the price up. Not everybody needs it, and frankly, not everybody can afford it."