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Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Mark J. Drozdowski is a senior writer with BestColleges. He has 30 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and university administrator. A former columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, Mark has written articles, essays and op-eds for dozens of publications, including The New York Times Magazine. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree and doctorate in higher education from Harvard University.

Contributions

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Massive Endowment Returns Make Rich Universities Even Richer
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
October 14, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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The Return of Earmarks Promises Billions for Higher Education
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
October 4, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Community College Transfers Thrive at Elite Universities
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 30, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
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These Scholarships Help Community College Transfers Attend Top Universities
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 29, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Evans Scholarship Provides Full Ride for Golf Caddies
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 21, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
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Mills College to Merge With Northeastern University
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 15, 2021 • ~0 Min Read
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 7, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
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Apprenticeships Gaining a Stronger Foothold in Higher Education
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 3, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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“The Chair” Offers a Critical Look at Campus Politics
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 2, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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University of the People Spurs an “Education Revolution”
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 31, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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Mills College Alumnae Fight Northeastern Merger
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 27, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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Why Do Universities Outsource Online Learning?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 20, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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Why Do Retail Giants Like Walmart Offer Tuition Assistance?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 20, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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10 Tips for Effective Online Teaching
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 19, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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The Historical Parallel Between Asian American and Jewish Students
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 18, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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Harvard Extension School: Is It Really Harvard?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 18, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
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What Does Student-to-Faculty Ratio Really Mean?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 10, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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How Much Does College Really Cost?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 5, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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College Athletes Already Cashing In on Name, Image, Likeness
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 4, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Master’s Degrees Saddle Graduates With Debt
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 2, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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How to Measure the ROI of a College Education
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
July 29, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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2U and edX Merge to Create Online Giant
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
July 16, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Donor Influence on the Academic Experience
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
July 15, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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Nikole Hannah-Jones Not Joining UNC Faculty
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
July 7, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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Nikole Hannah-Jones Granted Tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
June 30, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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How Do Students Benefit From Fundraising Campaigns?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
June 24, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
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Supreme Court Decision Allows Payments to Student-Athletes
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
June 21, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
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What Is Academic Freedom?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
June 9, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
College News
“1619 Project” Founder Battles for Tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
June 4, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
College Planning
Do College Waitlists Favor the Wealthy?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
May 21, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
College Planning
Why Are Colleges Closing — and What If Yours Does?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
May 19, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
College Planning
The Pros and Cons of College Admissions Lotteries
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
May 17, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
College Planning
What to Do If You’re Waitlisted at College
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
May 12, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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The College Admissions Scandal That Shook Higher Education
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
April 6, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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Applications Surge at Selective U.S. Colleges
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
April 5, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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The Plight of Adjunct Faculty on America’s Campuses
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
March 23, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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What Is Tenure? A Look at the Past, Present, and Future
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
March 5, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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Are Professor Ratings and Reviews Sites Legit?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
February 16, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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An Inside Look at Alumni Interviews
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
January 25, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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The 14 Quirkiest College Traditions
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
December 23, 2020 • ~5 Min Read
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Do Colleges Make Money From Athletics?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
November 16, 2020 • ~4 Min Read
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Higher Education in Crisis
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
October 14, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
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Should Endowments Influence Your College Decision?
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
September 29, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
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Parents React to Colleges’ Fall Reopening Plans
Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.
August 24, 2020 • ~4 Min Read