There’s a list of reasons why many people start college but don’t finish due to unforeseen circumstances. But Morehouse is launching an online initiative that will help Black men who have some college credits but need an extra push.
The Washington Post reported that the school will launch Morehouse Online this Summer, offering three initial courses to men who have attended Morehouse or other universities with some college experience.
The university’s president, David A. Thomas, said he was motivated to launch the initiative after speaking with an alumn who expressed his desire to finish but couldn’t put his life on pause.
“They had a desire to finish their degree, but didn’t have the ability to stop what they were doing in the world and go back to school,” Thomas told the Washington Post. “We owe it to the world to amplify our impact and that means … impacting the world without the world having to come to us. This is us going to the world.”
Morehouse is collaborating with 2U, an online program manager, to oversee the online platform. The eight-week course will cost $600 per credit, in comparison to the $1,115 per credit that residential undergraduates pay.
The online students will be held to the same academic standards as residential students and have access to career and professional advising.
“Morehouse has the moral authority to provide the Good Housekeeping seal of Black male excellence,” Thomas told the Post. “What we will demand of our online students will be comparable to what we expect of our on-campus students.”