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Moore School of Business

Director of Thesis

Lara Ducate

First Reader

Bailey Lee

Second Reader

Bailey Lee


In contrast with the rest of the world, Student Affair at public universities are much more prevalent in the United States. Other countries are making efforts to begin and/or improve resources offered to students, introducing the concept more and more. One nation that has very limited exposure to the concept of Student Affairs is Germany. They focus mainly on providing instruction for a smaller number of students and research resources. This could be because the higher education is paid for by the state, which removes the student from being the consumer. In order to compare how a student can benefit from being charged tuition fees as opposed to being provided free postsecondary education, this paper will compare the US’s public postsecondary education system to Germany’s. Before looking at Germany’s higher education institutions and free public education, however, the history, financing, and resources in the United States’ 4 year higher education institutions will be analyzed.

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