On a college wait list? Here’s a low-cost option

With 470,000 students on community college wait lists in California, UniversityNow, a “social venture” in San Francisco, is offering online general-education classes at community college prices. UNow recently bought accredited (though on probation) Patten University, which will issue what should be transferable credits.

Meanwhile, one community college in California is looking for donors to  “sponsor” classes the college can’t afford to teach.

The case for and against college

Is college worth the time and money? Here’s the case for and against college.

Also on Community College Spotlight:  At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, wait-listed students can start at community college while living in dorms and participating in campus life.