The higher education in the New York City

The higher education in the New York City





New York higher education pros and cons

In new York city, higher education is one of the major industries that gives grants to some colleges and universities and has employed 266 100 people and has paid an approximate amount of $13 Billion regarding wages in the year 2009 (Richardson  & Martinez,2009).  The policy will have several benefits like assisting some of the students and parents who were struggling to pay for the fees and hence hindering them from getting a higher education in their career of choice. For example, the families who earn $100,000 and less would find it difficult or will struggle to pay for the college fees and pay other monthly bills (Li, 2002). Moreover, it will create employment for some people for some individuals in the New York City who will assist in handling the programs like in the information technology jobs and customer care desks for the students.

 Consequently, though the policy is good news to the parents and the students who have the middle earning point, it is bad news for the private college owners. Mitchell expects that the Cuomo’s plan will reduce the admission for most of the students in the private sectors. Moreover, the policy states that the student will have to work in the city for similar years and failure to which will convert the grants to a loan. There has been a lot of critics about the policy that the programs has holes in it since there are other payments to be made in the schools like the accommodation, board and other fees.  The issue is not free the way Mr. Cuomo is saying it to be, and the parents are expected to pay some money for the student (Wæraas & Solbakk, 2009).


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Richardson, R. & Martinez, M. (2009). Policy and Performance in American Higher Education- An Examination of Cases Across State Systems. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 13-978-0-8018-9161-8

Wæraas, A., & Solbakk, M. N. (2009). Defining the essence of a university: Lessons from higher education branding. Higher Education, 57(4), 449.