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Public No MoreA New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities$
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Andrew J. Policano and Gary C. Fethke

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804780506

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.001.0001

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Challenges Facing Public Research Universities

Challenges Facing Public Research Universities

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(p.9) 2 Challenges Facing Public Research Universities
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0002

This chapter describes the evolving external educational environment and the tactical responses to it made by public research universities in the U.S. It considers the perceptions of and reaction to rising tuition fees and university responses to declining state support and discusses the actions necessary to sustain the quality and financial health of these universities. This chapter also suggests that public universities' emphasis on tuition could shift students' attention to private universities that can better respond to their needs and societal priorities.

Keywords:   public research universities, educational environment, U.S., tuition fees, state support, private universities

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