Boston has always been a center for higher education, but now many of the area’s best-known names in education are creating satellite campuses around the country. By building a national network, universities say they can address educational needs that are not met in other parts of the country, and keep growing.
Uptown Charlotte is now home to a new university campus from Boston. Massachusetts-based Northeastern University is setting up its first regional campus in Charlotte for some very specific reasons, and the school’s president said he hopes to fill a gap for the city’s future.
One of the big reasons Northeastern chose Charlotte is because it has a lot of college-educated workers in finance, energy and healthcare, but not a lot of graduate degrees around to get them to the next level in their careers.
Mayor Anthony Foxx on Monday helped unveil the first regional campus of Northeastern University.
The Boston institution known for its global research will offer only graduate courses, which will integrate online and classroom learning. Courses in business, engineering, health and computer sciences will be taught by existing Northeastern faculty members.
A Boston-based research university is opening its first regional campus in Charlotte.
Northeastern University is opening a 14,000 square foot facility at Independence Center at Trade and Tryon Streets in Uptown, according to a news release from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Charlotte was selected for the expansion because of the regional demand for graduate education and opportunities for research partnerships, according to the release.
There is now another option for students looking for a graduate degree. Northeastern University has opened its first regional campus, and it’s right in the center of uptown.
On Monday morning Mayor Anthony Foxx, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun and other university officials unveiled the new space at 101 Independence Building at the corner of Trade and Tryon.
“Charlotte offers great opportunities for research partnerships,” said Aoun. “That has been another magnet with us to be in Charlotte, and [the city] has been extremely welcoming.”
Advancing a model of higher education that moves “beyond the traditional boundaries of place,” Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun announced today that the university will launch a system of regional campuses in selected American cities. The first regional campus opens its doors today in Charlotte, N.C.
If students in North Carolina don’t want to go to Boston for a graduate degree, then Northeastern University’s going to bring the campus to their doorstep.
The university announced Monday that it would open a campus in Charlotte, N.C., the first of several planned branch campuses in cities across the United States. The university is also looking to open a program in Seattle next year, followed by programs in Austin, Tex., Minneapolis, and the Silicon Valley.
While branch campuses in the Middle East and Asia have made headlines recently, and while several colleges have multiple campuses in the same region or state, colleges setting up shop hundreds of miles away in unfamiliar territory have not been common, particularly as online education has grown and many in higher education have questioned the value of a physical presence.
Northeastern University opened a graduate campus in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, the first step in a far-reaching plan to expand across the country, form research partnerships within cities, and take advantage of regional needs for specialized workers.
In its pursuit of a new, more entrepreneurial model of higher education, the private Boston institution plans to break out of the private-research-university mold and open up shop at satellite campuses around the country, including California’s Silicon Valley; Austin, Tex.; Minneapolis; and Seattle. The university hopes to open the Seattle campus next year.
Northeastern opened its 14,000 square-foot campus in Charlotte and is prepared for classes to begin this January.
Northeastern University landed a long way from home Monday, trading chowder for sweet tea at its new uptown campus.
The satellite graduate school’s 14,000 square feet of classrooms and offices opened to the public Monday at the 101 Independence Center. Northeastern, founded in 1898 in Boston, made Charlotte the first in a planned expansion of regional campuses across the country.
Next year, the school hopes to launch a similar campus in Seattle. School leaders tout the smaller regional campuses as the wave of the future, allowing faculty from the main campus to travel to other cities for lectures and work with students through videoconferences.