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Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

James C. Garland


America's public universities educate 80% of the nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative indifference, many of these institutions have fallen into decline. Tuition costs have skyrocketed, class sizes have gone up, the number of courses offered has gone down, and the overall quality of education has decreased significantly. This book draws on the author's years of experience as a professor, administrator, and university president to argue that a new compact between state government and pu ... More

Keywords: public universities, college, tuition costs, class sizes, quality of education, efficiency, productivity, partial deregulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226283869
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James C. Garland, author