Rethinking Higher Education?

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Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member.

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There are calls from many quarters to reform higher education and make it more accessible, affordable, and relevant in the dynamic, global economy of the 21st century.  A recent study produced jointly by the Lumina Foundation and Gallup reinforces this theme.  The study reports the results from both a general poll of public opinion and a targeted survey of U.S. business leaders.   The findings provide some interesting perspectives on many of the critical issues currently facing higher education:

  • The importance of having a post-secondary degree or credential.
  • How well prepared graduates are to succeed in the workforce and meet employer needs.
  • The quality of online degree programs relative to traditional ones.
  • Employer preferences for hiring candidates with degrees from online institutions.
  • The relative importance of where a candidate went to school versus the knowledge and skills she or he possesses.
  • The affordability of higher education.
  • Rising student loan debt for undergraduates.

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Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member.

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