American Universities at Risk

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  • Prof. Richard N. Zare

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-5080 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-5080 (USA)

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Abstract

Learning to count the costs: What does a university education cost? Why does it cost this much? Who should pay? And what are the consequences if costs outstrip what students can afford? Richard Zare examines the US higher education system and finds a great past is no guarantee of a rosy future.

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