Assessing Four Budget-Balancing Strategies in Higher Education

Arthur M. Hauptman


Higher education institutions currently face serious challenges from cutbacks in government funding worldwide. In responce to this, four strategies are available: capping enrollments and cutting costs, changing the mix of enrollments, increasing tuition fees for existing students, and increasing enrollments while maintaining current tuition-fee levels. Institutions need to decide their response based on their institutional conditions.


Economics of Higher Education; Financing and Funding; International and Foreign Students; Public Higher Education; Tuition, Student Fees, and Aid;

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