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‘Lessons for UK’ from waning US demand for two-year degrees

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Hepi analysis suggests UK and US systems are more diverged than might be thought

Two-year higher education courses in the US have been falling in popularity compared to four-year degrees, an analysis by the Higher Education Policy Institute suggests, with implications for UK policymakers who have been promoting shorter courses in Britain.

Nicholas W. Hillman, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education and author of the report, said that “despite many differences, the US offers valuable policy lessons other countries may find useful."

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