Quad Learning Raises $11M to Help Community College Students Transition

QUAD LEARNING: $11 million to Washington, DC-based Quad Learning from New Atlantic Ventures, Swan and Legend Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Comcast Ventures and others, reports VentureBeat. Founded in 2012, the startup partners with community colleges to create a two-year program, "American Honors," designed to help students transfer to top-200 universities for their Bachelor's degree. Among the offerings are small (18-20) virtual seminars, personal advisors for students, and faculty training and support. Admissions into the program, which is currently available at the Community Colleges of Spokane (WA) and Ivy Tech Community College (IN), is competitive and costs "more than the $2,500 to $5,000 typically charged by community colleges but less than the $8,000 to $14,000 charged by in-state universities," according to GigaOM.

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