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Humane Society University

I recently learned of the existence of Humane Society University, a project of the Humane Society of the United States. It is licensed by the District of Columbia, but not accredited at this point in time. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs for credit toward degrees. You can read more here.

I don’t know how well HSU is doing or anything about its curriculum, but with respect to it and all other private educational offerings, I say, Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom.

Hat tip: Martin Morse Wooster

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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