Low Quality, High Expenses: The Real Cost of Higher Education for Ukraine

Is it a good idea to increase the number of university students enrolled in state-funded programs?

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Is it a good idea to increase the number of university students enrolled in state-funded programs? As unpopular as it may be, the honest answer is no. In practice, the noble idea of free (state-funded) education often leads to wasting money. According to the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine, while in 2012 about 41% of school leavers were admitted to privately funded programs, in 2015 this number amounted just to 26%. The state paid for the education of almost three quarters of applicants. This completely undermines the idea of the competitive admissions and decreases the quality of education.

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