UniversityNow is an education and technology start-up based in San Francisco. Its mission is to help ensure that affordable, high quality post-secondary education is available to people everywhere. To accomplish this, UniversityNow has built the most affordable and accessible accredited universities in the world, including Patten University and New Charter University.
UniversityNow's vision is a world in which no one is deprived of access to quality education — a world in which students can obtain recognized college degrees that improve their futures, without taking on the burden of student debt.
This includes employing:
Technology-assisted learning environments focused on efficiency and student success;
Peer-to-peer learning communities where students share their knowledge and skills, and help each other obtain recognized degrees and credentials;
Pedagogical models where the faculty serves as mentors and coaches as well as subject matter experts;
Evaluation systems that measure student achievement on whether students meet standards that are rigorous, clearly articulated and recognized; and
Tuition models that are significantly more affordable.