As Tensions Mount Between Flagships and States, Data Can Be a Wedge or a Bridge


A recent report showed that the U. of Tennessee at Knoxville spends $41,000 per student, about double what other institutions in the state system spend. But flagships often have expensive research and doctoral programs that other colleges lack.
October 11, 2012

For at least a decade the ties binding flagship universities to their states have been weakening while state appropriations shrink as a share of those institutions' budgets. Now policy makers' growing appetite for measurement and accountability could…

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