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Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities

Andrew J. Policano and Gary C. Fethke

Abstract

This book examines the ever changing environment within higher education, including the permanent decline in state support for public universities. It raises the question of how research universities can survive with reduced subsidies and increased competition from both non-profit and growing for-profit institutions. The book offers a strategic framework for determining how tuition and access should be set and how universities should decide on quality and program scope. Throughout the text, real-world examples illustrate successful and unsuccessful adoptions of the book's proposals.

Keywords: universities, America, public universities, higher education, research universities, tuition, policymakers, non-profit institutions, for-profit institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804780506
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew J. Policano, author

Gary C. Fethke, author