Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)


United States' Higher Education Cost and Value: Opposing Views

Author(s): Yohanes A.K. Honu

There are two main opposing views regarding the cost and the value of higher education in the United States. This article seeks to deepen the understanding of the United States’ populace including community college leaders, administrators of four-year institutions and universities, the board of governors also called the board of directors and students regarding public assessments of the cost and value of higher education in the country. This literature review provides current information on how Americans view higher education value considering the cost. The recommendations and conclusion of this article provide some useful tips to our academic leaders, the board of directors, and politicians in addressing the negative perceptions of the cost and value of United States’ higher education. The valuable information provided in this article can catalyze more top education strategies to make students fulfill their educational goals and contribute to the socio-economic vitality and growth of the United States and beyond.

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