Can ‘Work Colleges’ in Cities Become a Low-Cost, High-Value Model for the Future?
Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report
It’s not uncommon for college students to work to save money for everything from books to spring break vacations. But schools generally don’t require students to work—unless they are work colleges.
Paul Quinn College is in Dallas; it's the first urban work college and the first historically black work college. Now the college, which has become known for taking unusual paths to success, will expand to a second location in Plano.
The new site will house students in apartments to reduce overhead costs. Paul Quinn College will work with corporate sponsors, including FedEx, JPMorgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, and others, to arrange for student internships and classroom space.