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American Universities in a Global Market

Charles T. Clotfelter


In higher education, the United States is the preeminent global leader, dominating the list of the world's top research universities. But there are signs that its position of global leadership will face challenges in the future, as it has in other realms of international competition. This book addresses the variety of issues crucial to understanding this preeminence and this challenge. It examines the various factors that contributed to America's success in higher education, including openness to people and ideas, generous governmental support, and a tradition of decentralized friendly competi ... More

Keywords: higher education, United States, global leadership, governmental support, market forces, students, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226110448
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226110455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles T. Clotfelter, editor

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