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US university systems are key to boosting access and completion

April 15, 2022

Systems have the data to track students, the leverage to facilitate collaboration and the authority to create transfer policies, says Nancy L Zimpher

The US’ higher education delivery system is leaky at best. We are seeing record declines in enrolment due to a number of societal and economic factors, including rhetoric that questions the value proposition of higher education. Student debt is rising and there is a growing demand to demonstrate a return on investment.