ERIC Number: EJ1009863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: N/A
Is the Golden Age of the Private Research University Over?
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v45 n3 p16-23 2013
After receiving his PhD in 1970, the author has spent almost 30 years conducting research on the economics of higher education, chairing faculty budget committees at Cornell, serving as a Cornell vice president and then as a trustee of both Cornell and SUNY, and being associated with innumerable national commissions and higher education organizations. In this article, he describes the transformations that various types of public and private academic institutions have made in relation to the US economy over the years. In doing so, he provides four reasons for his conclusion that the financial models that private research universities (and some private liberal arts colleges as well) operate under are breaking down. He also provides additional details about each reason, as well as some speculations about what the future will bring. (Contains 14 resources.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Educational Finance, Research Universities, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational History, Budgets, Costs, Expenditures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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