American Universities in a Global Market

American Universities in a Global Market

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In higher education, the United States is the preeminent global leader, dominating the list of the worlda€™s top research universities. But there are signs that Americaa€™s position of global leadership will face challenges in the future, as it has in other realms of international competition. American Universities in a Global Market addresses the variety of issues crucial to understanding this preeminence and this challenge. The book examines the various factors that contributed to Americaa€™s success in higher education, including openness to people and ideas, generous governmental support, and a tradition of decentralized friendly competition. It also explores the advantages of holding a dominant position in this marketplace and examines the current state of American higher education in a comparative context, placing particular emphasis on how market forces affect universities. By discussing the differences in quality among students and institutions around the world, this volume sheds light on the singular aspects of American higher education.The National Research Council (NRC) 1993 Survey of Doctoral Programs (NRC 1995) includes rankings of PhD ... and accounting for the fact that forty-eight formal schools of agriculture exist, the panel consists of 648 top university-fields.

Title:American Universities in a Global Market
Author:Charles T. Clotfelter
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-04-28


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