A community college focused on maximizing access to world-class education.
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At a glance
students currently enrolled at Campus.
passionate, energetic professors on our teaching team.
graduation rate for full-time, first-time Campus students.
Leadership & governance
Tade Oyerinde is an education entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience using technology to solve a variety of challenges in the higher education system. Prior to founding Campus, he created and founded Campuswire, a leading online learning platform used by students and professors from over 300 active universities. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021 as one of the most influential education entrepreneurs in the country. Before starting his first company, Gleepost Labs, Oyerinde studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Leeds in the UK and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.
Michael Zimmerman has spent his entire career with Campus, formerly MTI College, and was appointed president at the age of 28. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Beyond his career at Campus, he has served as a commissioner for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, as vice chair of the Golden Sierra Workforce Development Board, and as president of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools.
Dr. Arthur Levine
President Emeritus, Teacher’s College, Columbia University
Dr. Arthur Levine is a distinguished scholar with New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. He served as President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and before that, he served as President and Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Levine received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. He was previously the Chair of the Higher Education program and Chair of the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has served as consultant to more than 250 colleges and universities across the United States.
Dr. Eduardo Padrón
President Emeritus, Miami Dade College
Dr. Eduardo Padrón has been serving as President of Miami Dade College since 1995. Though he leads one of the largest degree-granting institutions of higher education in America, Dr. Padrón is an economist by training, having earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Since arriving in the United States as a refugee at the age of 15, he has grown to become a widely recognized educational leader in the world. He has been selected to serve on posts by five U.S. presidents and, in 2016, former President Barack Obama awarded him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his years of work in maximizing access and inclusivity in higher education.
Dr. Gail O Mellow
Fmr. President, LaGuardia Community College
Dr. Gail O. Mellow served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Queens, an institution with degree, certificate, and continuing education programs that educate more than 50,000 New York residents every year. With almost 20 years of service, she oversaw the powerful partnership between LaGuardia and Goldman Sachs in which the 10,000 Small Businesses in New York program was launched, helping local entrepreneurs grow. Dr. Mellow graduated from community college herself and earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from George Washington University. She is an acclaimed expert on the history, development, and future of the American community college and co-authored Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College and Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters!
Dr. Joe May
Chancellor Emeritus, Dallas College
Dr. Joe May served eight years as Chancellor of Dallas College (formerly known as Dallas County Community College). Under his leadership, Dallas College restructured and unified seven different community colleges into a single institution to better serve the 150,000 students across Dallas and North Texas. He earned a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He previously served as President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system, President of the Colorado Community College System, and President of Pueblo Community College. In April 2022 he joined Educate Texas as Chancellor in Residence and is currently the founding president of Rebuilding America's Middle Class. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. May's work includes encouraging the U.S. Congress to reinstate year-round Pell Grants and second-chance Pell Grants for those who are currently incarcerated.
Dr. John Wilson
Fmr. President, Morehouse College
Dr. John Wilson has over 35 years of experience in academia, from serving as Senior Advisor and Strategist to the President of Harvard University to serving as President of his alma mater Morehouse college. His impressive strides in higher education also include serving as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities under former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013 and being the former senior administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He’s currently writing a book on the future of higher education with particular reference to HBCUs. Dr. Wilson holds an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, a Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Fmr. President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Ralph Wolff serves as Board Secretary. He is the Founder and former President of The Quality Assurance Commons, a nonprofit that aims to ensure all postsecondary learners are prepared for the ever changing world of work, and previously served as the President of the WASC Senior College and University Commission from 1996 to 2013. He’s an active member of the University Quality Assurance International Board in Dubai, a member of the Board of Trustees of the United States International University Africa in Nairobi and Palo Alto University, and on the National Advisory Boards of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and for the Lumina Foundation on the Degree Qualifications Profile. Dr. Wolff received his JD with honors from George Washington University and is a member of the Washington, DC bar.
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of WASC
Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) (10 Commercial, Ste. 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234) an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.Learn more about ACCJC (WASC JR)
2019 Campus re-accreditation
Review the ACCJC Peer Review Team Report, November 8, 2019.
Review the ACCJC Summary Action Letter, January 27, 2020.
Why does accreditation matter?
Accreditation is the system the U.S. Department of Education uses to serve three important purposes:
1. Ensures high quality education
Accredited institutions are evaluated extensively and meet expectations of performance and quality.
2. Protects students
Students can be assured that their college has been reviewed by an objective, qualified third party and that the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality.
3. Holds colleges accountable
Colleges and universities benefit from the process of self-improvement created by the accreditation process.
We’re inspired by the efforts of those seeking to increase completion rates for community college students. We find the CUNY ASAP program and its efforts to address how systemic barriers and unique personal responsibilities may hinder many students completing their degree especially compelling.
At Campus, we envision a space where students’ multitude of needs are met so that they may find their own success within any higher education program they take on.
Faculty in the Campus Scholars programs are empathetic and enthusiastic instructors who also have experience teaching at top colleges and universities.
Students receive personal attention from professors and TAs during live classes and office hours. These connections and the ability to build relationships with their peers are key elements of our approach.
Personal support coach
Students are matched with a personal support coach who will serve as their advisor and confidant from day one through graduation. They can meet with their coach 1:1 to set and conquer their personal and professional goals.
Tuition capped at Pell Grant maximum amount
Because tuition for all Campus Scholars programs is set at $7,200 per academic year, the majority of Campus Scholars are able to attend with no out-of-pocket tuition costs.
All tech needs covered
In an online learning environment, students need access to a high-quality laptop and convenient access to high speed WiFi — we ensure our students have both.
Unlimited math and writing tutoring
Because of the pivotal role these two subjects play in determining a student’s success in college, we ensure that Campus students have 24/7 access to tutoring in these areas at no additional cost.
Many have tried to make big impact in this space and we are inspired by their efforts. We believe that if we can do the above, consistently and at scale, we will be able to massively increase class mobility in our country.
To advance our mission of maximizing access to a world-class education, we’ve partnered with a small, curated group of entrepreneurs and investors. We’ve been highly deliberate selecting investment partners who are more motivated to see a positive impact in the world than solely results to their bottom line. The majority of the capital we have raised have come from highly successful entrepreneurs who are choosing to use their personal resources to enact change.
Jason Citron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Discord, one of the largest social networking platforms with over 150 million active users. Jason pivoted from game development in 2015 and launched Discord with the goal of bringing players together around the games they love. Before Discord, Jason was the founder and CEO of OpenFeint, the biggest social mobile gaming platform.Learn more about Jason
Sam Altman is the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenAI. Sam was previously the Chairman of Y Combinator, the leading Silicon Valley startup accelerator.Learn more about Sam
Bloomberg Ventures is a firm backed by Bloomberg L.P. focused broadly on the future of work. Bloomberg primarily invests in companies that bring different worlds together, and in the case of Campus, technology and education, and the preparation of students to enter the workforce.Learn more about Bloomberg
Rethink has a mission to unlock the full human potential of people who have been marginalized or underserved by investing in impactful education technology companies. The investments in higher education are focused on making post-secondary pathways more accessible and outcomes-oriented. They focus on companies that can have a transformative effect on calcified institutions, communities, and value systems.Learn more about Rethink
Lachy is an active technology investor. Previously, he ran Stripe Issuing and led payments, product, and partnership teams.Learn more about Lachy
Reach funds people and ideas that empower humans across their lifetimes. And there is no better way than through increasing access to education and economic opportunity.Learn more about Reach
Precursor Ventures was founded with one simple premise: that all entrepreneurs, regardless of background, benefit from having partners to help them scale and grow their company from the very beginning. Their approach is notable for the high standards in terms of the diversity of founders they back and support.Learn more about Precursor
Dylan Field is the CEO & Co-Founder of Figma, a design and prototyping platform for teams who build products together.Learn more about Dylan
Founders Fund invests in ambitious founders solving difficult problems that matter for the future of the world.Learn more about Founders Fund
Doug Scott has been a technology entrepreneur since the early days of the internet. He continues to be inspired by the internet's capacity to transform how we live and work, and is optimistic about the internet's potential to transform how we learn.Learn more about Doug
Betaworks invests in surprising new consumer behaviors and trends powered by frontier technologies. They've backed more than 150 companies; some that you may have heard of include Giphy, Gimlet Media, Medium, Kickstarter, and Tumblr.Learn more about Betaworks
Spacecadet Ventures invests in founders whose passion and ambition is limitless.Learn more about Spacecadet
Scribble Ventures invests in ambitious ventures lead by visionary founders at the earliest stage in their journey.Learn more about Scribble
AirAngels invests in transformational 21st century companies powered by a group of Airbnb alumni.Learn more about AirAngels