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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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Basic Financial Structure of Public Universities

Basic Financial Structure of Public Universities

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(p.67) 5 Basic Financial Structure of Public Universities
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Public No More
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0005

This chapter describes the financial structure of public universities in the U.S. It analyzes the implications of the changing sources of revenue and the increasing competitive pressures facing public higher education and suggests that the shifts in demand and financing sources negatively affect current funding patterns and threaten research. This chapter highlights the need for public universities to adopt a fully supportive financial model and to narrow their scope of activities and focus on programs and research activities that provide selective differentiation and distinction.

Keywords:   public universities, financial structure, U.S., sources of revenue, competitive pressures, higher education, financial model

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