Are state flagship institutions unaffordable for their residents?

Are state flagship institutions unaffordable for their residents?

Reported by Education Dive, a new study from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) shows that nearly all state flagships are largely unaffordable for their low- and middle-income residents.

In response to this financial reality, some institutions, like University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Tennessee, have announced offers to waive tuition and fees for students with family incomes at or below the state median.

The takeaway? Our flagship institutions have a missional dilemma. What were they designed to do, and who were they designed to serve. It’s time to answer that question and respond accordingly.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.