As well as having a pretty unique name, the College of the Ozarks also has a pretty unique ethos. All full-time students who attend this college can avoid paying their tuition fees, as long as they take part in the student-directed work problem in exchange for tuition and board. The college focuses on liberal arts and teaches just over 1,400 students across their whopping 1,000-acre campus. However, getting in isn’t as easy as sending in your resume. College of the Ozarks accepts just 12% of applicants each year.
Alice Lloyd College in Massachusetts is another college with a unique twist – as it is another work college. Rather than paying tuition fees, these students not only put in hard work in the classroom but also in the cafeteria or offices where they pay their way. This liberal arts college has offered 4-year courses since the 1980s – although it was first established in 1923 as the Caney Junior College.