Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_206-1


The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is a non profit scholarly association based in the United States, dedicated to advancing higher education as a field of study. The stable URL for the association is www.ashe.ws.


There are over 2000 members of the association, of whom about 40% are full-time graduate students undertaking master’s or doctoral degrees in a range of areas including education and other social sciences. About half of ASHE members are university faculty, mostly in academic programs that focus on some aspect of higher education, such as administration, leadership, or policy. ASHE members also include researchers working in non-university settings, including government, think tanks, and advocacy organizations. Two to three percent of ASHE members are from outside the United States.

Organizational Structure

ASHE is led by a full-time executive director and governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. Voting members of...

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  1. Hoover Institution. 2012. Inventory of the American Association for Higher Education records now online. https://www.hoover.org/news/inventory-american-association-higher-education-records-now-online. Accessed 12 Sept 2019.

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jussi Välimaa
    • 1
  • Terhi Nokkala
    • 2
  1. 1.Finnish Institute for Educational ResearchUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Finnish Institute for Educational ResearchUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland