EdX quietly developing ‘MicroBachelors’ program

Posted on March 6th, 2018

EdX will be launching MicroBachelors programs in the next few years after receiving a $700,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation last December. EdX, a nonprofit online education group, has already developed 45 MicroMasters degrees with its partner universities. These low-cost online programs can help successful students gain admission into a full master’s program at the participating institution. According to the article, the big idea behind the MicroBachelors is “offering a low-cost, low-risk way for students to start an undergraduate education even if they can’t get to a campus.”