Higher Education Lessons

Higher Education in the United States

In this lesson, you'll receive an overview of the characteristics of higher education in the United States and how each characteristic impacts operations at postsecondary institutions. Additionally, you'll review the challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the 21st century.

Topics covered in this lesson include:
  • Distinctive Characteristics of Higher Education
  • Curriculum and Degrees
  • Faculty and Their Appointments
  • Student Life
  • Challenges Facing Higher Education