Connor Mitchell, right, works on a computer at a cafe in San Francisco. With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures on Greek philosophy but burden students with massive debt. Mitchell's university classes take place online through Minerva, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.
Connor Mitchell, right, works on a computer at a cafe in San Francisco. With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures on Greek philosophy but burden students with massive debt. Mitchell's university classes take place online through Minerva, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Ben Margot AP
Connor Mitchell, right, works on a computer at a cafe in San Francisco. With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures on Greek philosophy but burden students with massive debt. Mitchell's university classes take place online through Minerva, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Ben Margot AP

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