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Author: Kevin Carey Narrator: James Yaegashi Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781490661995
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From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.

Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free.

Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in the United States.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ Kevin Carey delves into some of the most complicated—and important—issues facing students, parents, and educators today. This is a fascinating read.”

    Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Carey elegantly blends policy analysis, reportage, [and] memoir into a hard-charging indictment…Part alternative history and part road trip, the book is a tour guide to higher education…[Carey has] a gift for finding fascinating characters and explaining complex ideas clearly.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “This is thought-provoking, fascinating material.”

    Washington Post

  • “Filled with engaging profiles, insightful history, thorough detail, and grandiloquent calls for a ‘better, higher learning.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A clear and insightful description of developments in computer-based learning and potential changes in higher education.”

    Library Journal

  • “Outlines a future that some will find exhilarating, others depressing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “James Yaegashi narrates clearly and deliberately, helping listeners follow the author’s thesis…Yaegashi’s pacing is comfortable and relaxed as he leads listeners through Carey’s ideas about the unsustainable landscape of the traditional educational model and discusses the potential for the future so-called ‘university of everywhere’ that might come to replace the traditional model.”


  • “Don’t even think about going to college (or paying for it) until you have read this book. Kevin Carey has changed forever how I think about the modern American university. The End of College delivers a scathing indictment of the past and present—alongside a glorious prediction for what comes next.”

    Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice for April 2015
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Carey lives with his wife and daughter on Capitol Hill.

About the Narrator

James Yaegashi has appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, film, and television roles. He was also a popular radio disc jockey in Japan. He is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration, and his voice-over credits include a featured role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.