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One of the discussions around accessibility, cost, and quality in higher education revolves about private colleges and universities. Are they for rich kids only? Do they graduate students at a higher rate than do public institutions? Are they more efficient at managing their money? Can they save taxpayers money? And, more importantly, is there a place for them in the future of higher education? These and other questions have been around for a while and a study recently published on these issues provides us with some of the answers.

These and other questions are particularly relevant, especially in states that face significant expected enrollment growth, such as those in the southwest U.S., or in states like New York where the issue of the private colleges and universities accommodating increasing enrollments is an important one.


This work was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.



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