Thursday, August 22, 2013

McPherson Talks to Wall Street Journal about Tuition and Future of Higher Ed

In this Wall Street Journal video, APLU President Peter McPherson talks with Dan Wessell of Seib & Wessell about the rising costs of attending college and how new technology is shaping the future of higher education. McPherson says public universities have about 23 percent more students on campus today than it had 10 years ago but during this time states have generally slashed their higher education appropriation budgets. This has led to the tuition increases we see today. Looking into the future, he says we will continue to have residential campuses along with distance education but technology will be key in helping colleges cut cost while increasing learning outcomes. See the full interview below.