Discouraged with the state of higher education in the United States, Dr. Constance Cappel visited over fifty institutions of higher education worldwide. Pooling from her experiences, Dr. Cappel described five examples of «utopian colleges,» where she was ultimately either a student or an employee. The resulting study,
Utopian Colleges, examines both the strengths and weaknesses of any human institution.
Utopian Colleges gives both historical and contemporary insights into American higher education that are both experimental and progressive.