University Futures, Library Futures

Toward a New Understanding of American Higher Education Institutions: Focus of Educational Offer, Mode of Provision

Read the literature review, which provides context for the institution typology OCLC has developed to support this project. 

Topics covered in the literature review include:

  • The centrality of higher education to US nation-building
  • Major shifts in higher education student profile
  • Variations in higher education provision
  • Existing classifications of higher education institutions
  • Key institutional characteristics of higher education institutions

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