Tracking a Global Academic Revolution

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  • Reisberg L
  • Rumbley L
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Community colleges have made tertiary education more accessible, but research shows that the likelihood that community college students will continue on to a four-year degree is largely determined by the socioeconomic status of the student's family, regardless of race or ethnicity. In countries where student loan programs exist, either in the public or private sectors, they may be severely limited. * Research universities are likely to see significant constraints on their budgets, since governments will be unable to provide the resources needed for their continued improvement. * Cost-cutting practices at many universities will result in a deterioration of quality.

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  • Philip G. Altbach

  • Liz Reisberg

  • Laura E. Rumbley

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