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PORTOCARRERO-SIERRA, Lorenzo; RESTREPO-MORALES, Jorge A.  and  ARIAS-CALDERON, Jorge E.. Impact evaluation of high quality accreditation in Colombian higher education institutions. Form. Univ. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.6, pp.37-50. ISSN 0718-5006.

The objective of the present study was to examine what social, economic, financial, and management factors best differentiate accredited from unaccredited higher education institutions in Colombia. Discriminant analysis techniques were used to determine differences and to evaluate selected indicators for 61 public higher education institutions. The main finding denotes the inequity in the allocation of resources to higher education institutions. Accredited institutions receive 50% of their funding from the state, unlike unaccredited institutions. It is concluded that accredited higher education institutions generate major human resource productivity and have a positive marginal contribution to the country's economic development.

Keywords : accreditation; quality; higher education; discriminant analysis.

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