The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World
IHE Fall 2010

An International Exploration of Decline


Levy, Daniel. An International Exploration of Decline. Fall 2010.

The decline of private higher education constitutes an untold reality: growth is not a uniform, omnipresent, or inevitable course. Reasons for private higher education decline fall into two broad categories—(1) social factors (the lapse of distinct social identity and the demographic shift) and (2) political or public-sector policies (hostile government, regulation, public higher education expansion, and privatization within the public sector).

Date Published:
Dec 2010