Today’s college student has changed; they’re now 74% post-traditional - older than 24, working 30+ hours, or caring for a dependent - but only 16% ever graduate. This means 45 million Americans started college but have not yet earned a degree. These students need an option that’s flexible and supportive, but the traditional higher education system wasn’t designed to meet their needs.
At PelotonU, we redesigned the college experience to ensure it’s built for ALL of today’s students by combining high quality, self-paced online education with relational support. We spent the past seven years proving the model; now, we’re launching an innovation lab to both test new iterations of our model and grow the national community of practitioners. We will serve 4,000 students by 2021 - 3,500 through new organizations we help start, and 500 through our work in Austin.