What would be the impact on higher education if all U.S. colleges and universities adopted NCAT's methods to redesign their top 25 courses? The cost of instruction would decrease by approximately 16% annually, and student learning and retention would improve.
Here's how that 16% cost reduction figure is derived:
Here's one way of estimating the dollar impact on all higher education spending*:
- About 42.5% of all higher education enrollments in the U.S. are in the top 25 courses.
- The average cost reduction of the 30 projects that used NCAT's redesign methodology is 37%.
- 37% of 42.5% = 16%.