Public research universities educate 75 percent of all undergraduates in this country. But over the past decade, state appropriations to flagship research universities have plummeted 34 percent. Now public research universities have found an unlikely advocate.
Since 9/11, colleges and universities have been launching programs dedicated to terrorism studies. Despite increased demand, colleges are still clamoring to find faculty well-versed in the history, language and culture of violent extremism.
If you’ve been on a college campus lately, you might have noticed a few amenities - fancy welcome centers, golf courses, and saunas. Of course, these things cost money and therefore tuition and fees. But are they responsible for rising tuition?
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