Reaching more Adult Learners

“It’s time to address our obligation to adult learners and veterans and underserved populations in a more comprehensive manner, to stand again for the idea that there’s more than one path to success.”

Peter Hans, UNC System President

About Project Kitty Hawk

In 2021, the state budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor appropriated $97 million for the launch of Project Kitty Hawk, a nonprofit ed-tech startup that will partner with UNC System universities to serve adult learners. This new, agile business model will leverage best practices from the private sector, lessons from other state system initiatives, and proven strategies from leading online institutions.

How it Works

UNC System universities can choose to partner with Project Kitty Hawk, which will offer a range of services to develop online programs and to attract, support and retain adult learners. In return, Project Kitty Hawk will receive a share of the revenue generated by student enrollment in programs it helps develop.