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Administration at the Cost of Education


Jason Coupet, PhD ’14, recently published in The Washington Post about the problem of top-heavy administrations at historically black colleges and universities. Because these colleges and universities enroll students whose economic resources are lower on average than colleges and universities in general, minor administrative mishaps – everything from inconsistent financial aid to delays during enrollment – have a greater negative impact on education, resulting in more dropouts and transfers. Coincidentally, these same historically black colleges and universities are more prone to such administrative mishaps. What underlies the problem, and how can it be addressed? Read the full article here.