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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(4); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040420.

A Study of Higher Education Factors Based on Principal Component Analysis


Bingxue Li1, Jinqi Wang2, Jiarui Zhang3

Corresponding Author:
Bingxue Li

1College of Marine Electrical Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, Liaoning 116026, China

2College of Public Administration and Humanities and Arts, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, Liaoning 116026, China

3College of Science, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, Liaoning 116026, China


In recent years, the higher education system occupies a higher and higher position in all countries. Our goal is to measure and evaluate the health of the higher education system at the national level, to determine a healthy and sustainable state for the higher education system of each country, and to propose and analyze a set of policies. And verify the feasibility and importance of the proposed policies in improving the health status of higher education systems in various countries. For the factors that affect the health status of the ten higher education systems in China, we have established a principal component analysis model to screen out four main factors, which can be roughly divided into two categories-the amount of money invested in education and the number and quality of teachers. In view of these two kinds of influencing factors, we put forward a realizable and reasonable vision for China's higher education system. Next, we use our model to measure China's current system and the proposed system respectively. By comparison, we can see that the health level of China's higher education system has risen from the third level to the second level. It is clear that our proposal is very effective.


Principal component analysis, Higher education system, Policy, Health Levels

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Bingxue Li, Jinqi Wang, Jiarui Zhang. A Study of Higher Education Factors Based on Principal Component Analysis. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 4: 99-102. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040420.


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