While we were out driving on High Point Road, recently, we were struck by the billboard above:
"University of Phoenix® Committed to educating Greensboro."
Imagine, just yesterday, the front page photo of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD featured the local colleges that will be starting soon: N.C. A&T, UNCG, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University School of Law, GTCC, High Point University, Greensboro College, Elon University. They did not mention University of Phoenix. However, this Maricopa County, Arizona-based university, known for its online coursework, does, indeed, have a learning center in Greensboro. It is located at 1500 Pinecroft Road, Suite 110- not too far from the Four Seasons Mall.
Interesting that the brick and mortar facility is a learning center and the online facility is known as a campus. Preference for brick and mortar vs. an online learning environment tends to be generational. How would you feel about getting a degree online? Regardless, as the sign alerts us, the above nine institutions of higher education need to make room.
There's a new kid in town.