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HigherEd is Very Big Business.

Higher Education is Very Big Business.

Colleges and universities are courting students from other countries to fill seats in American Universities.


Higher education is a big business for U.S. colleges and universities both public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit the total related costs exceeds $300 million. According to a PEW report, the federal government provided nearly $80 million of the $300 million.


The cost of college is rising at a steady rate.

The average published in‐state tuition and fees in the public four‐year sector increased by $300 (3.1% before adjusting for in action), from $9,670 in 2016-17 to $9,970 in 2017-18.

Average total tuition and fee and room and board charges are $20,770.

The Average published out-of-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions rose by $800 (3.2%), from $24,820 in 2016-17 to $25,620 in 2017-18. Average total charges are $36,420.
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Average published tuition and fees at private nonpro t four-year institutions rose by $1,220 (3.6%), from $33,520 in 2016-17 to $34,740 in 2017-18. Average total charges are $46,950.

Average published in-district tuition and fees at public two-year colleges increased by $100 (2.9%), from $3,470 in 2016-17 to $3,570 in 2017-18.

Average tuition and fees for full-time students in the for-pro t sector were $16,000 in 2016-17.

Source: The College Board

So, with the rising cost of higher ed and some declining enrolment, colleges and universities have implemented growth strategies to increase revenue. More applicants accepted means more revenue for expansion and other academic activities for public and private institutions. This is one reason why we are seeing higher ed advertising more and attracting students from outside of the U.S. They are availing themselves of programs like the Cambridge Program that allows international students with a AS or A+ grade level that are reviewed and accepted by U.S. colleges and universities. Cambridge works with more than 10,000 schools in 160 countries.More than 500 U.S. universities, including all the Ivy League schools, recognize Cambridge qualifications. For more information about the Cambridge program go to Cambridge Students With A+ Grades Earn US College Credit