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RESEARCH AND WRITING

Lucie Lapovsky has written three books and more than 100 articles and papers. In addition, she has done several major research projects. Several of these are listed below along with links to them where available. 

 

BOOKS
 

Tuition Reset: An Analysis of Eight Colleges that Addressed the Escalating Price of Higher Education  Supported by the Lumina Foundation – Nov. 2015

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The White House Project: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership – Edited with Deborah Slaner Larkin, November 2009

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Strategic Financial Challenges for Higher Education: How to Achieve Quality, Accountability and Innovation – Edited with Donna Klinger, New Directions for Higher Education, Number 140, Jossey Bass, March, 2008

Roles and Responsibilities of Chief Financial Officers – Edited with Mary McKeown-Moak, New Directions in Higher Education, Number 107, Jossey-Bass, Fall, 1999

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Are There Lessons For The Future Of Higher Education From Expo 2020 In Dubai?” – Forbes, March 2022

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Many Students Limit Their College Choices Because Of Lack Of Information About The Net Price Of College – Forbes, February 2022

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Reimagine Tuition Considerations for Tuition Setting” – Published by the National Association of Independent Schools, February 2021

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Reimagine-Tuition Is-a-Tuition-Reset-Right-for-Your-School Published by the National Association of Independent Schools, February 2021

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“The Higher Education Business Model: Innovation and Financial Sustainability” – Published November 2013 by TIAA-CREF

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“How Can Your Institution Be More Cost-Effective”– In Association of Governing Board’s Trusteeship July/August 2012

“What is the Net Price Calculator: What do Boards Need to Know” – In Association of Governing Board’s Trusteeship May/June 2011

“Designing a Net Price Calculator” in Inside Higher Education” – March 4, 2011

“Tuition Discounting: Institutional Aid Patterns at Public and Private Colleges and Universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09” – With Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma published by the College Board, August 2010

“The 2010 Profile of Chief Finance Officers” – With Ken Redd published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, July, 2010

“Risk Forcast” in the Business Officer, March 2010

“Cap(itol) and Gown” in Mission Matters – Published by the Commonfund Spring/Summer 2009

“Endowment Spending: External Practices and Internal Perceptions” – White Paper published by the Commonfund Institute, March 2009

“Rethinking Student Aid for Nontraditional Students” in The Effectiveness of Student Aid Policies: What the Research Tells Us – Edited by Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson and Patricia Steele, College Board, 2008

“Critical Endowment Policy Issues” in Strategic Financial Challenges for Higher Education: How to Achieve Quality, Accountability and Innovation – Edited by Lucie Lapovsky and Donna Klinger, New Directions for Higher Education, Number 140, Jossey Bass, March 2008

“Do You Know Who is Dropping Out? Three Regression-Analysis Case Histories” – In Recruitment and Retention in Higher Education, August 2007 Volume 21 No. 8

“A Board’s Primer on Bond Ratings” – In Trusteeship, July, August 2007

“Engaging Boards in Conversations About College Costs” – Published by the Association of Governing Boards, November 2006

“Tuition Discounting: Not Just a Private College Practice” – With Sandy Baum published by the College Board, August 2006

“An Alternative Approach to Finding Presidents” – In Inside Higher Education,
May 12, 2006

“The Best-Laid Succession Plans” – In Trusteeship, Jan/Feb. 2006

“The Economic Challenges of Liberal Arts Colleges” – In Liberal Arts Colleges in American Higher Education, American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper, no. 59, 2005

“Financial Aid: Does it Matter Whether it’s Funded: No” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in NACUBO Business Officer, July 2005

“By the Numbers: Tuition Discounting” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in NACUBO Business Officer, June 2005

“Tuition Discounting: 15 Years in Perspective” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in NACUBO Business Officer On-line Exclusive, June 2005

“Tuition Discounting and Prudent Enrollment Management” – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Priorities Series, Number 24, Fall 2004

“Expanding the Higher Education Gateway” – with Loren Loomis Hubbell in NACUBO Business Officer, September, 2004

“Rethinking Policy, Process, and Planning to Redefine Quality and Enhance Student Success” – With Joanne Passaro, Louise H. Feroe, and James R. Metzger, in Changing Student Attendance Patterns edited by Jacqueline King et.al. Number 121, Jossey-Bass Spring, 2003

“Tuition Discounting Continues to Grow” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in NACUBO Business Officer, March, 2003

“Enrollment Management and Tuition Discounting” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in Educational Considerations, Fall 2003

“Tuition Discounting in Challenging Times” – With Loren Loomis Hubbell in the NACUBO Business Officer, February, 2002

“Using Benchmarking to Influence Tuition and Fee Decisions” – With Loren W. Loomis Hubbell and Robert J. Massa in Using Benchmarking to Inform Practice in Higher Education edited by Barbara E. Bender and John H. Schuh, Number 118, Jossey-Bass, Summer, 2002

FUNDED RESEARCH

 

Fall Tuition Survey of Colleges and Universities as of August 1, 2020 – August 2020, Tuition Plans for Fall 2020 Survey – Survey Results

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Do Price Resets Work – April 2019

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Tuition: Up, Down or Staying the Same – December 2016

This paper presents the results of a survey of CFOs done in fall, 2016 on their tuition setting practices and their assumptions about the impact of tuition changes on enrollment, net tuition per student and total net tuition revenue.

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Tuition Reset: An Analysis of Eight Colleges that Addressed the Escalating Price of Higher Education – November 2015

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The Changing Business Model for Colleges and Universities – 
April 2015

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Tale of Three Campuses: A Comparison of Three Small Liberal Arts Colleges –February 2012

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Improving the Cost-Effectiveness and Productivity of Higher Education in the U.S. – January 2012

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Endowment Spending: External Perceptions and Internal Practices –

March 2009

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Report VI for Lumina – On Access, Tuition Discounting and Pricing Comparison of Student Responses in the Fall and Spring – July 2008

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Report V for Lumina – On Access, Tuition Discounting and Pricing Parent Spring Results by Race/Ethnicity – July 2008

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Report IV for Lumina – On Access, Tuition Discounting and Pricing: Comparison of Student Responses in the Fall and Spring for the Same Students – May 2008

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Report III for Lumina – On Access, Tuition Discounting and Pricing: Comparison of Student Responses in the Fall and Spring for the Same Students – May 2008

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Report II for Lumina – On Access, Tuition Discounting and Pricing: Student Spring Results by Race/Ethnicity – May 2008

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Report I for Lumina – The Methodology On Tuition Discounting and Pricing –March 2008

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Research:

College Board 

Common Fund 

Institute for Higher Education Policy

Jobs for the Future

Lumina Foundation

Nomura Securities 

One8 Foundation

University of Tokyo