May 15, 2009
Many U.S. universities are second to none, but the U.S. ranks 10th
among other countries in the share of the population 25 to 34
year-olds with a college degree. Many students who start college
fail to finish. As competition increases from other countries for
share of top graduates and for future innovation, business and
political leaders want greater productivity from higher education.
What are our international rivals doing that we're not? Jamie
Merisotis, president of Lumina Foundation for Education and
MaryEllen McGuire, education program director of New America
Foundation, discuss a new approach for improving quality, transfer
rates and completion- the Bologna reforms affecting more than 16
million students in 46 countries.