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Sep 15, 2021 | 5 minute read

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Public College and University Consolidations: Implications for Equity

Across American higher education, institutional consolidations are on the rise. The conditions prompting these consolidations have been mounting for years yet there is in-depth analysis of their conditions, dynamics, and their impact on equitable access to and success in higher education. Ithaka S+R has released case studies of three recent examples of state-system-led institutional consolidation efforts: in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Texas. In these they discuss the origins, motivations, initiation, implementation, and outcomes of these completed consolidation efforts with particular attention on the implications of the consolidation process and outcomes for racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic equity. This work was supported by the Lumina Foundation.

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