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La Educación Superior en Colombia: Situación Actual y Análisis de Eficiencia

  • Ligia Alba Melo B.


  • Jorge Enrique Ramos F.


  • Pedro Oswaldo Hernández S.


La investigación tiene como objetivo revisar de manera general la situación de la educación superior en Colombia y evaluar los niveles de eficiencia de los diferentes programas e instituciones del país. Para el análisis de eficiencia se utilizan técnicas de frontera estocástica y los resultados de las pruebas Saber Pro. La estimación evalúa el impacto tanto de variables asociadas al personal docente y a la infraestructura de las instituciones, como de algunos factores de entorno que no están directamente bajo el control de las instituciones. Los resultados indican que existe una respuesta positiva y significativa entre el logro académico y las variables de infraestructura y las asociadas al personal docente. Los resultados igualmente resaltan la importancia de los factores de entorno para explicar el desempeño de las instituciones de educación superior, sugiriendo que aunque muchas instituciones educativas tienen un margen para mejorar sus niveles de eficiencia, podrían estar restringidas por la influencia de los factores socioeconómicos de los estudiantes.

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Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 808.

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