Although tuition at colleges and universities has risen substantially in the past few decades, the cost of ensuring these institutions remain competitive and attractive choices has also risen. Other funding sources, whether private donations or government assistance, is critical and often the attraction is research.
By Don M. Randel, President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Chicago
The market has made higher education in the United States what it is, complete with features that many wish to complain about, including certain kinds of facilities and staff that contribute to rising costs.
By Phyllis Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
If you use a GPS device, a mouse, or a microwave oven, take antibiotics, have an eye implant, or are reading this on a tablet, you can thank America’s research universities.
By Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., President Emeritus, Michigan State University; Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York System; Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
There have been dramatic changes and declines in the levels and sources of financial support for higher education in the past few decades. Why is this happening?
By Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley
American research and teaching universities have been the envy of the world for six decades. Unfortunately, their record of excellence and achievement may not continue to hold up—and if it does not, we may find ourselves losing our position as worldwide leaders.
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