Markets in Everything: College Classes at Midnight
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION -- At a time of night when many people are hitting the sack, a number of Bunker Hill Community College students will be hitting the classroom this fall. To accommodate working adults and open more class times for its growing student population, the Massachusetts college will offer two courses that run from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.: “Principles of Psychology,” on Tuesdays, and “College Writing I,” on Thursdays. Both are three-credit courses.
College officials chose the midnight time slot for people who get off work late and have to be up early with their children. (Which makes you wonder if sleep deprivation will be among the topics covered in the psych course.) Like many community colleges during the recession, Bunker Hill has seen record enrollments as people return to college to advance their education. The burgeoning enrollment has filled all available classrooms during the college’s normal seven-day schedule.