Today, many millions of people cannot access higher education due to financial, availability, or societal constraints. Tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. There is an online tuition-free solution - University of the People. Help 45 more students improve their lives by getting degrees in business administration or computer science.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In addition to the millions of people constrained from accessing higher education because of seating availability limitations, there are further millions inhibited from their right to access university because they cannot afford it, they live in a small town and cannot re-locate to attend university whilst caring for their families, they are single parents, they have personal mobility restrictions and cannot find solutions, their society imposes restrictions on them, and other reasons.
How will this project solve this problem?
The non-profit University of the People has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education and provides tuition-free quality education entirely online. This unique formula overcomes financial, geographic, societal, placement and personal constraints worldwide.This feat was made possible by coupling available and open educational resources, free-use open source technology, peer to peer learning with instructor oversight, and the assistance of volunteers.
Potential Long Term Impact
UoPeople is not only servicing all those currently constrained from attaining higher education, but also building a model for governments and universities worldwide to emulate in order to educate even greater numbers of individuals. A significant difference can be made through education and economic opportunity. First it's the improvement of an individual, then a better community, country, and ultimately, the world.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,200
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $88,800
Total Funding Goal: $90,000