Argentina's Private Universities

Stringent Regulation of a Small but Consolidated Sector

  • Dante J. Salto University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Keywords: Higher education, regulation, nonstate actors, privatization, Argentina


Significant resistance to private universities in Argentina has resulted in a small, but strong participation of this sector in higher education. Core debates about private actors in education have evolved from vigorous opposition to more nuanced discussion about their fundamental role. However, the more prestigious and larger public sector still enjoys much governmental support in terms of finance and regulations, which has led the private sector to rely mostly on tuition revenue.

Author Biography

Dante J. Salto, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Dante J. Salto is assistant professor of higher education at the Department of Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and associate of the Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE), US. Email:

How to Cite
Salto, D. (2022). Argentina’s Private Universities. International Higher Education, (109), 36-37. Retrieved from