Access: A Faltering Commitment?

  • James Rhatigan Wichita State University
  • James Kelley Wichita State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Access to Education


The United States has moved from higher education designed for a few to a complex system intended to serve everyone who might benefit. Access to higher education has been a phenomenal success story in American history, and in the past half century the metropolitan university has been an important part of that story. Currently, there is a concern that some gains are lessening, even reversing. This article explores some of the pertinent issues.