Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.)
Nonprofit educational foundation devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and academic freedom on our nation's campuses.
Goddard College Undergraduate Program for Homeschoolers
The Undergraduate Program for Homeschoolers at Goddard offers young people, ages 14-19, who have learned independently outside of schools, an opportunity to begin earning college credit while continuing to learn in a self-directed style.
An independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1844, Hillsdale was the first American college to prohibit in its charter all discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. That is, Hillsdale was the first American college to be chartered on the principle of nondiscrimination. Hillsdale's Founders shared a devotion to the principle of equality with the Founders of America who had declared in 1776 that "all men are created equal."
Because of its dedication to the principle of equality, Hillsdale became an early force for the abolition of slavery and for the education of black students; in fact, blacks were admitted immediately after the 1844 founding. The College became the second in the nation to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women.
Today, Hillsdale College continues to pursue the stated object of the founders: "to furnish all persons who wish, irrespective of nation, color, or sex, a literary and scientific education." In order to do this free of government interference, the college turns down federal taxpayer money (in the form of financial aid to students) to the tune of $5 million per year, which it replaces entirely with private contributions.
National Association of Scholars
Free and open educational resource for self-learners around the world. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is independent and privately endowed.
Dedicated to the restoration of intellectual substance, individual merit, and academic freedom in the university.
The Teaching Company
The Teaching Company brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, Georgetown, and other leading colleges and universities have crafted over 250 courses for lifelong learners like you. It's the adventure of learning without the homework or exams.
Zero Tuition College
Your Guide to Replacing College with Self-Directed Learning