Model or Fluke?
Photo: Kate Medley
Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Elizabeth City State University is a small historically Black college located in one of the most geographically isolated regions of North Carolina. Less than five years ago, the institution was on the verge of collapse.
It would take something unorthodox to save Elizabeth City State University: a first-of-its-kind college-affordability program called NC Promise. Today, the program could be a blueprint for rescuing struggling public institutions—if it lasts.