Category: Context

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    Plymouth State University operates within the higher education system of NH. We have the lowest state support in the United States. We compete with four other universities for the same funding and students. We have a declining population and a very low unemployment rate, which drives down college applications as students are able to get […]

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    The university is operating at a time of student debt crisis, in a job market that in terms of pay and benefits is unfriendly to new entrants.

  • Context 536

    Plymouth State University exists in the context of a state government that does not provide resources for higher education. An incredibly small portion of the operating budget (~8%, I think) of this state school comes from the state. I would imagine this issue exists in the broader context of the political beliefs and attitudes towards […]

  • Context 534

    Plymouth State University exists in the context of a state government that does not provide resources for higher education. An incredibly small portion of the operating budget (~8%, I think) of this state school comes from the state. I would imagine this issue exists in the broader context of the political beliefs and attitudes towards […]

  • Context 530

    Capitalism, the student loan crisis, and the increasing use of a business model in higher education has a profound impact on the ability of students to afford an education at PSU as well as the ability of PSU to provide an education that increases the critical thinking, problem solving and intellectual skills and capacity of […]

  • Context 522

    Student Debt Crisis – “ At nearly $1.6 trillion, student loan debt exceeds accumulated car loans and even credit card debt.” Reference: https://hbr.org/2019/09/what-will-it-take-to-solve-the-student-loan-crisis Predominantly White Institution (PWI) – “ Predominantly white institution (PWI) is the term used to describe institutions of higher learning in which Whites account for 50% or greater of the student enrollment.” […]

  • Context 518

    PSU is often described by people inside and outside of the university as a ‘party school’. This public perception is perpetuated by students, parents, community members and sometimes even staff/faculty at PSU. I find this problematic especially considering the stellar people that make up this university. This perception of PSU being a party school is […]