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Return to the Top: The Role of Increasing College Productivity in America's Quest for Global Leadership in Degree Attainment
As America's supply of skilled workers falls behind demand, the country is losing its long-held advantage over competing nations. Many leaders -- most notably President Obama -- have made it a national priority to return ...
The Bottom 70 Percent: What America's Elite Institutions of Higher Learning Owe to Everyone Else
On February 24th, 2009 President Obama issued a bold call for America to regain its former position as having the most college-educated workforce in the world. To reach that goal, we will have to go where student enrollment ...
Marshalling Resources for Change: System-Level Initiatives to Increase Access and Success
Canada has a highly educated population, and its overall rates of participation in postsecondary education are among the highest in the world. The problem of accessibility in Canadian higher education lies not in the overall ...
The (Un)Productivity of American Colleges: From "Cost Disease" to Cost-Effectiveness
We show that the productivity of American colleges and universities in terms of degree production is plummeting. This is partly due to rising costs that economists typically attribute to Baumol's well known "cost disease," ...