Higher Education

College tuition continues to rise every year. College graduates incur increasing debt to complete their educations with majors ill-suited for today's job environment, often finding themselves in jobs inappropriate for the level of education achieved. Higher education costs are rising faster than students' and their families' ability to pay even as the value produced by higher education is increasingly in question. 

1889's Papers on Higher Education

"Adjusting Higher Education Policy for the Internet Age"​ by Vance H. Fried and Byron Schlomach explains how technology is disrupting higher education, making it more efficient (lower cost) and effective, and makes specific policy recommendations in order to fully realize these developments. Summary


"Changing the Conversation" jointly published by the 1889 Institutethe Oklahoma Council on Public Policy, and Americans for Prosperity, proposes three big ideas for reducing the cost of higher education. These include two years of low-cost virtual education, greater cooperation with Western Governors University, and development of a $10,000 bachelor's degree.