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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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The Quality of Education

The Quality of Education

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(p.153) 9 The Quality of Education
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Public No More
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0009

This chapter considers the issue of quality in higher education in the U.S. It explains that the quality of public higher education is difficult to define accurately and suggests that a public university's instructional quality is reflected in student readiness and in program costs. It also discusses the concept horizontal product differentiation and vertical product differentiation, two useful ways for evaluating the process of providing differentiated products.

Keywords:   quality of education, higher education, U.S., public university, instructional quality, student readiness, program costs, horizontal product differentiation, vertical product differentiation

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