The National University System was established in 2001 to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities.
NO: Government service cannot be run like a business because capital is always conscripted from taxpayers. Monopolies (of which government is the foremost example) leads to higher prices and poorer services over time. Instead of voluntary payment for services rendered, revenues are derived by coercive taxation. Without profit-and-loss guiding choices, government decisions are inefficiently determined and made for production, quantity, location and method. Consequently decisions are usually poorer in quality, arbitrary and wasteful in resource allocation.