Higher Education

Welcome to the section related to understanding more about American higher education. Many resources are provided as supplements to a college course where Altbach, Gumport, and Berdahl's 2011 edited book entitled American higher education in the twenty-first century: Social, political, and economic challenges is utilized. If you have ideas, suggestions, or resource tips related to this topic, or if you would just would like to converse with me, feel free to send an electronic message.

How does American higher education measure up for the 21st Century?

Challenges facing higher education in America.

Robert Atkinson talks about some of what he sees as failures in American higher education.

Here is a great link to various institutions of higher education in the United States.

The American Council on Education's overview of higher education in the United States.

The American Council on Education’s Women in Higher Education Leadership.

Some insights on the dollar value of higher education degrees.

Another view on the dollar value of higher education.

Is there a crisis of conscious regarding higher education today?

Bill Costello's views on the erosion of American higher education.

Robert Diamond’s Changing higher education: Realistic goal or wishful thinking?

Change magazine's view of American higher education.

The Inside Higher Ed resource.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The place of entrepreneurship in America’s colleges and universities.

Introductory information on the history of American higher education.

James Morrison suggests that U. S. higher education is in transition.


The Tribal College online Journal of American Indian Higher Education.    


Higher education in Latin America.


The Brookings Institute's resource on higher education.

Kathleen Parker’s Something is Wrong with Higher Education.

A higher education glossary.

A test of leadership – charting the future of U.S. higher education.

Career outlooks for higher education administrators.


Updated by Roger Hiemstra, July 20, 2013

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