Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with the second annual Smart Lists. During October and November you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.

Today we’re recognizing platforms, programs and organizations leading the effort in making  college possible for all students.


Premium Innovators

  • Minerva: next gen university for the world’s brightest students
  • Olin College: a new kind of engineering education

Low-Cost & Competency-Based

Program Management

Support Orgs



This Smart List was published in partnership with Getting Smart Services. Getting Smart provides advocacy, advisory, consulting and public relations services to turn ideas into impact. We help for-profit and non-profit organizations construct cohesive and forward-thinking strategies for branding, awareness, advancement and communications.

* Learn Capital Partner, # Getting Smart Partner, ** Board member or Advisor



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