College has its problems. It’s expensive, it has some outdated traditions and it has a tendency to produce graduates who struggle to find jobs in the rapidly changing economy.
In the parlance of the tech industry, higher education is ripe for disruption. And Silicon Valley loves to talk about the end of college as we know it, whether by turning everyone into a start-up founder or funneling future students through massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
Still, traditional colleges aren’t going away anytime soon and tech entrepreneurs have realized this, too. There are several companies that let students take better advantage of the college education they are getting, instead of the education of the future.