Officials at Arizona State University (ASU) have announced plans to develop a campus in the Los Angeles area, reports The Republic.
The primary goal of the new campus would be to enable students to transfer to the new location in order to launch their own technology startup ventures. The new campus will offer classes tailored specifically to student entrepreneurs, as well as provide space for emerging businesses as startups-in-residence.
University officials hope the Santa Monica location will provide students filling out college applications in the hopes of becoming the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg with opportunities associated with the nearby Silicon Valley.
Many schools are beginning to offer students the support, advice and resources they need to launch their own companies. According to the Arbiter Online, the student newspaper of Boise State University in Idaho, the school's recent Entrepreneurship Day was held to provide students with a series of discussions on the realities of launching and running a business.
If you're thinking of filling out college applications with the goal of launching a startup business, make sure to do your research when you're doing a college search. Ask your admissions adviser about resources that could help turn your idea into a reality.