Author: Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M. Iler

Bruce A. Kimball is a professor emeritus of educational studies at Ohio State University and a former Guggenheim fellow. Sarah M. Iler is assistant director of institutional research at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They are the authors of Wealth, Cost and Price in American Higher Education: A Brief History (Johns Hopkins University Press), published in January 2023.

Curtailing Financial Competition in Higher Education

Over the last forty years, public approval and political support for non-profit higher education have eroded significantly. While a resurgence of anti-elitist populism in American culture contributed, the erosion resulted fundamentally from the historical competition among colleges and universities to acquire revenue and wealth and to increase spending on non-instructional programs and amenities, as we […]

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