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Why Do Kids Go to College?

In graduate school, I had a particularly curmudgeonly professor who claimed that college was simply post-adolescent day care, and that parents paid tuition and other fees just to get their kids out of their hair for four years until they … Continue reading

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Why Should I Go To Your School Instead of a Cheaper One?

The first half of most Strategic Management textbooks are often filled with the various models of Michael Porter. Around Chapter 4, the Strategic Positioning model is usually introduced: Like many of Porter’s models, Strategic Positioning is easy to grasp, but … Continue reading

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Can Private Universities Compete on Price?

When I began teaching Strategic Management in 2003, Southwest Airlines was just entering the Philadelphia market. This proved to be very disruptive for the dominant incumbent, US Air. Whenever Southwest enters a market, the first impact is that overall fares … Continue reading

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The Cost of Textbooks

I found an industry besides healthcare whose prices are rising as fast as college tuition! Not coincidentally, it is the textbook industry. According to the GAO, textbook prices are increasing at twice the rate of inflation, lagging tuition by only … Continue reading

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The Cost of Higher Education

I always enjoy @fredwilson’s blog (A VC), so I was intrigued yesterday when he deviated from his usual topics of technology startups and the venture capital industry to comment on the costs of higher education. He made some good points … Continue reading

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