A College Degree Should be a Pathway to Something Better

A college degree has always been to be the best way to improve your life, but for many people, that opportunity is just out of reach—for all the wrong reasons. We believe college can still have that same life-changing impact, but to do so, the classes and the costs must adapt to meet the needs of today’s students. We believe the best way to guarantee that more Americans achieve true economic independence is to reinvent the college experience so it’s open to everyone.

So We Created a New Kind of College

We’ve reimagined a new kind of college for the people who need it most, with a set of foundational principles that change the way college is done. We believe…

College—when done right—can open up a world of opportunity.

 

Colleges should meet the needs of students—not the other way around.

 

College shouldn’t be a risky investment.

 

Students shouldn’t have to put their lives on hold to earn a degree.

Students deserve all the support they need to be successful.

 

College should be relevant to students’ career goals.

 

Colleges should be rooted in the communities they serve.

 

College should dismantle inequity, not reinforce it.

A student at Trellis, which offers digital courses from Southern New Hampshire University.
A student at Trellis, which offers digital courses from Southern New Hampshire University.

A College Experience Built Around the Needs of Students

Guided by these core values, Hybrid Colleges are creating a better way to get a degree. Rather than expecting students to build their lives around college, we’ve built college around them—with flexible classes, personalized support, and plenty of coaching. Our new approach is already working students from every background, whether they tried college and decided to leave, or never truly believed they were “college material.”

A student at Trellis, which offers digital courses from Southern New Hampshire University.

Self-Paced Coursework

Self-Paced Coursework

Huge classes offered at limited times vs. digital courses you pursue on your own time.

 

Affordable Degree Programs

Affordable Degree Programs

Pricy credit hours vs. affordable tuition that eliminates the prospect of long-term debt.

Comprehensive Coaching

Comprehensive Coaching

One advisor for hundreds of students vs. one-on-one coaching for every aspect of student life.

 

Community Connections

Community Connections

Career-planning on your own vs. personal connections to local employers.

An admissions coach at Trellis in New Orleans, Louisiana.
An admissions coach at Trellis in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A College That Fulfills the Promise of College

Although Hybrid Colleges are a relatively new idea, our students are already proving that when you remove unnecessary barriers, students excel. Which means more people can pursue meaningful careers, contribute to stronger communities, and pave the way for their own children to follow in their footsteps.

An admissions coach at Trellis in New Orleans, Louisiana.