March 1, 2024

5 questions colleges should ask before engaging in a public-private partnership

Author: Ray Schroeder
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By Hallie Busta, Education Dive
Public-private partnerships (P3s), or the practice of sharing responsibility for providing a good or service with a for-profit company, are not new to higher education. Colleges have long outsourced elements such as food and laundry services, bookstores, custodial work and building construction. In recent years, however, those partnerships have expanded to include academics and other pieces of the student experience that traditionally have been closely held, including online education, recruitment and even immersive learning experiences.

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