Aligning Student and Institution Incentives in Higher Education Finance
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Aligning Student and Institution Incentives in Higher Education Finance

A Resource from Postsecondary Analytics, LLC

Posted: July 13, 2016
Author(s): Nate Johnson
Organization(s): Postsecondary Analytics, LLC

Higher education is described variously as a generator and transmitter of knowledge, a provider of opportunity and social mobility, a trainer of skilled workers, and a driver of economic development. But alongside its lofty goals, higher ed is also a complex, $600 billion business that provides paychecks to 4 million people. Sometimes what colleges and universities have to do to succeed as businesses is consistent with their academic goals. But often they have to choose one over the other.

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