Bring the World to California

Published in: Boom, v. 4, no. 1, Spring 2014, p. 54-61

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2014

by John Aubrey Douglass, Richard Edelstein, Cecile Hoareau McGrath

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This article argues that California colleges and universities should make a concerted effort to work together to attract more foreign students by forming education hubs. The authors argue that such "EdHubs" can relieve the intense pressure on schools' budgets by enrolling more higher-paying out-of-state students, while schools in the same geographic regions can share the burden of supporting such students, particularly with investment from local industry. The authors argue that schools that work together can increase their capacity to educate more students, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, thereby increasing opportunities not just for foreign students but Californians as well.

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