Articles tagged: cost

The Real Crisis in Higher Education

The Real Crisis in Higher Education
By John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

Much has been written about the rising costs of higher education and increasing student debt levels, but hidden amid the conversation is another crisis with even more profound implications—the completion rate for today’s college students.

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Better, More Affordable Colleges Start Online

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By L. Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

While students worry that they cannot afford a college education, U.S. colleges and universities know they cannot really afford to educate them either. At technology-intensive research universities, it costs three times as much to educate an undergraduate as they receive in net tuition.

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Fault Lines in the Compact: Higher Education and the Public Interest of the United States

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By Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University;
Phillip M. Spector, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Johns Hopkins University;
Rebecca Goetz, Research Assistant

The relationship between government and the university in the United States is, in the minds of many commentators, fraught.

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Are Our Colleges and Universities Failing Us?

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By John Etchemendy, Provost, Stanford University

Finding a more efficient way to deliver a truly high-quality college education is extremely difficult, but is the only way to solve the cost crisis in higher education.

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