Summary of College Unbound

The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

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The editor-at-large of The Chronicle of Higher Education offers an intelligent, insightful overview of critical changes in US higher education.


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As the former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey N. Selingo knows the world of higher education. He covers the politics at the Congressional level and the daily experiences of students. Based on his research and his discussions on campuses across the US, Selingo reviews the current state of university-level education. His report provides a fascinating look at ongoing and future issues in education. A revolution is underway, and Selingo prepares parents and managers of the future workforce to understand how the college experience will change. His wealth of information gives this report remarkable insight into current issues in higher education. getAbstract recommends this knowledgeable overview to employers, college placement consultants, parents, students, guidance counselors, faculty, futurists and HR personnel who recruit on campus.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How college education has changed in the United States,
  • How technology improves student learning, and
  • What actions students can take and what tools they can use to enhance their college experience.


“Selling College”
People around the world believe in the value that US colleges offer. The nation has 5,300 institutions of higher education, earning $490 billion in annual revenue. Undergraduate and graduate programs enroll more than 20 million students. The number has increased by a...
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About the Author

The editor-at-large and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey J. Selingo publishes in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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