Wayfinding Academy is a new two-year college in Portland, OR at the heart of a movement to revolutionize higher education.

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Wayfinding Academy was founded upon the frustrating realization that our culture of higher education is backwards: First you pick a 4-year college, then you pick a major from a list, then you figure out what you’re going to do, and then you try it out.

We want to turn the system frontwards.

That’s because we believe education is our chance to make the world better. What you do with your life matters to more than just you, and when we each live life on purpose, we all thrive. 

Yes, this sounds idealistic. But it’s real. We’ve been approved by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission to grant Associate’s Degrees in Self & Society. We are committed to stretching the norms of education from within the system. 

Join us. 


 
If every college were driven by these principles, what a dramatically different world we would live in. Thank you, Wayfinding Academy, for being a lighthouse among the deep dark sea known as higher education. May your mission and your students revolutionize education as we know it!
— Dan McDaniel, Wayfinding Academy Luminary