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The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities
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The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

Abstract

This book evaluates the threats—real and perceived—that American colleges and universities must confront over the next thirty years. Those threats include rising costs endemic to personal services like higher education, growing income inequality in the United States that affects how much families can pay, demographic changes that will affect demand, and labor market changes that could affect the value of a degree. The book also evaluates changing patterns of state and federal support for higher education, and new digital technologies rippling through the entire economy. Although there will be ... More

Keywords: higher education, college cost, student debt, tuition, online education, residential education, state appropriation, federal aid, income inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190251918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251918.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Archibald, author
Chancellor Professor of Economics and Public Policy, College of William and Mary, Virginia

David H. Feldman, author
Professor of Economics and Public Policy and University Professor for Teaching Excellence, College of William and Mary, Virginia

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