EDU 7100 WK1 Contemporary Local Higher Education

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Write a five to seven page paper providing an overview of higher education in your state of residence, to include public, private, and proprietary institutions. In addition, you will examine socioeconomic factors which shape higher education in the state. Finally, you will identify contemporary challenges facing the institutions in the state. Your paper must follow APA 7th ed. standards and utilize at least two additional scholarly resources.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Required Resources


Cohen, A. M. & Kisker, C. B. (2010). The shaping of American higher education: Emergence and growth of the secondary system (2nd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • Chapter 1: Establishing the Collegiate Form in the Colonies, 1636-1789, pp. 13-26.
  • Chapter 2: The Diffusion of Small Colleges in the Emergent Nation, 1790-1869, pp. 57-71.
  • Chapter 3: University Transformation as the Nation Industrializes, 1870-1944, pp. 105-122.
  • Chapter 4: Mass Higher Education in the Era of American Hegemony, 1945-1975, pp. 187-195; 199-208.

Lucas, C. J. (2006). American higher education: A history (2nd ed). New York, NY: Palgrave McMillan Book.

  • Chapter 2: Cathedral Church Schools to Universities, pp. 35-38; 58-71.
  • Chapter 3: Post Medieval Academe: Evolution and Estrangement, pp. 71-90; 93-102.

Recommended Resource

Web Page

Edmund Sass. (2020, January 25). American educational history: A hypertext timeline (Links to an external site.). Retrieved January 30, 2020 from…