We are currently looking at an education bubble of sorts where people are finally waking up to the idea that maybe the degree program that they are looking at is overpriced for the long term benefits of the program.
Have you looked at schools an all the new amenities that they have added and need to be paid for via the fees paid, but not really understood by the students?
We are talking about allowing kids go into debt via loans that can’t be discharged via bankruptcy and thus shackle them for their lives all because they lived a certain lifestyle for a relatively short span of time.
We don’t need more physical universities so much as we need universal inexpensive access to cheap education that the students can take, prove they understand, and end up with a degree of some value.
There are some free programs, but none I know of that will actually give you college credits.