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Mental Floss Shares 6 Tuition-Free Colleges

Article documenting tuition-free schools in the US.

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The blog Metal Floss recently ran an article ( documenting 6 tuition free colleges in the US: 

1) COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS (Point Lookout, Missouri) 

2) DEEP SPRINGS COLLEGE (Inyo-White Mountains)

3) BEREA COLLEGE (Kentucky) 

4) OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (Needham, Massachusetts)


6) ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE (Pippa Passes, Kentucky)

How it's funded: oftentimes an endowment covers the cost, working for the school seems common, the school accept very small numbers of students, and there seems to be a clear public interest/giving back focus to these schools. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

- Tuition free colleges exist on a small scale in the US - To keep something like this sustainable it seems there needs to be an initial endowment, then a working and public interest component.


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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks, Eric. Very glad that you enjoyed it!