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In this paper, presented at the NACUBO annual meetings in Milwaukee in 2004, the author traces the fundamental problems facing the country’s colleges and universities, in particular the reasons for the rapid rise in tuition across the United States above inflation rates, and also the disparity in faculty salaries between public and private institutions.


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Ehrenberg, R. G. (2004). Key issues currently facing American higher education (CHERI Working Paper #46). Retrieved [insert date], from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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Published by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, Cornell University.