The $10,000-a-Year Bachelor’s Degree That Works Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated March 30, 2017

Course Length

1h 24m

Last Updated

March 30, 2017

The $10,000-a-Year Bachelor’s Degree That Works Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated March 30, 2017


Get an in-depth look at how National Louis University built an innovative, scalable, and financially sustainable bachelor’s degree program that is helping close the achievement gap for low-income and first-generation students. Our instructor will give you an insider perspective of the “nuts and bolts” of running this comprehensive program, as well as how the program allows the institution to successfully balance mission and market goals. You will learn:

  • How an in-house innovation space made inception of the program possible
  • The financial model and operational efficiencies that make the program sustainable
  • The ins and outs of the program’s academic curriculum and corresponding support services

You will leave with considerations for how the various aspects of this program can be applied and scaled at your own institution.

Who should attend?

This program is appropriate for professionals from Academic Affairs, Finance, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs. We encourage you to attend the webcast in cross-functional teams, and use it as a catalyst to begin or further the dialogue about facilitating access for low-income and first-generation students on your own campus.


  • Inception of Program
    • Backstory: the “why” and connectedness to mission
    • Creating an in-house innovation space
  • Business model and cost details
    • Creating a sustainable pricing structure
    • Operational efficiencies
    • Tuition and fees
    • Access to textbooks
  • Academic Curriculum
    • Instructor ratios and course load
    • Curriculum and delivery methods
  • Student Support
    • Wraparound model
    • Student success coaching
    • Predictive scoring model
    • Other interventions
  • Results and Next Steps
    • Lessons learned
    • Plans for ongoing improvement

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.