Will students pay more for an honors degree?

Written by: Joanne Jacobs, Community College Spotlight
 
Community colleges are known for low tuition — and low prestige. A new company called Quad Learning is teaming with community colleges to offer an online honors curriculum, reports Inside Higher Ed. Investors hope students will pay more for an honors degree.
American Honors is being piloted at Community Colleges of Spokane and at three campuses of Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana.
Students enrolled in the program — which is delivered in an online, synchronous format, but with extracurricular and other face time — pay more than they would to enroll in the traditional academic programs at their institutions, but significantly less than they would at most public and private four-year alternatives.”