Podcast: Rethinking the Regional Public
Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn, Future U
In many states, regional public universities are the workhorses of higher education systems. Overall, the 400-plus regional public universities across the U.S. educate some 40 percent of all American undergraduates. But often they're stuck in the middle between better known public flagship universities and community colleges. After years of declining state revenues, and in some states declining enrollments, many have arrived at a crossroads.
Dan Greenstein, the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, talks about his plan to remake the Pennsylvania system, as well as why similar institutions elsewhere need to recapture their affordability edge.