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The Decline of Colombian Private Higher Education


Uribe, Lina. The Decline of Colombian Private Higher Education. Fall 2010.

Colombian higher education experiences a recent private-sector decline despite its traditional dominance over public institutions. Though historically, Colombia has largely grown its higher education system as a result of the private initiative, the recent private sector’s downfall is due to the astonishing public education growth and possibly the increased tuition for private institutions, reducing affordability, and shrinking the tuition gap between public and private institutions.

Date Published:
Dec 2010
Lina Uribe