Like Nobody's Business

An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work

by Andrew C. Comrie

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Book Description

How do university finances really work?

From flagship public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges, there are few aspects of these institutions associated with more confusion, myths or lack of understanding than how they fund themselves and function in the business of higher education. Using simple, approachable explanations supported by clear illustrations, this book takes the reader on an engaging and enlightening tour of how the money flows. How does the university really pay for itself? Why do tuition and fees rise so fast? Why do universities lose money on research? Do most donations go to athletics?

Grounded in hard data, original analyses, and the practical experience of a seasoned administrator, this book provides refreshingly clear answers and comprehensive insights for anyone on or off campus who is interested in the business of the university: how it earns its money, how it spends it, and how it all works.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Like Nobody's Business ebook for free in PDF format (41.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction Download
Chapter 2
Institutional Revenues Download
Chapter 3
Institutional Expenditures Download
Chapter 4
Public Funding: Grant Aid, Loans and Appropriations Download
Chapter 5
Human Resources Download
Chapter 6
Academic Affairs Download
Chapter 7
Student Affairs Download
Chapter 8
Research Download
Chapter 9
Public Service, Cooperative Extension, and Community Engagement Download
Chapter 10
Facilities & Finance Download
Chapter 11
Health Sciences, Hospitals & Medical Schools Download
Chapter 12
Athletics Download
Chapter 13
Fundraising Download
Chapter 14
Outcomes & Futures

Book Details

Subject
Business and Management
Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2021
Pages
488
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781800641075
ISBN10
1800641079
ISBN13 Digital
9781800641099
ISBN10 Digital
1800641095
PDF Size
41.3 MB
License
CC BY

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