Mar 27, 2014 by Amy L. Wax, Isaac N. Cohen |
Amy L. Wax and Isaac N. Cohen review the book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.
Jul 17, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |
CFOs lack confidence in their institutions' financial sustainability, Loyola University fails to enroll enough students to make budget, and the University of Wisconsin announces a "flexible option" for college credit.
Oct 10, 2012 by George Leef |
Do the benefits of international branch campuses outweigh the costs?
Aug 17, 2012 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood reviews a recent report that found that a third of American colleges and universities have unhealthy financial outlooks.
Aug 09, 2012 by George Leef |
In California, shrinking budgets and enrollment numbers could have been the occasion for a redirection -- raising standards and trying to regain focus on the core mission of higher education.
Aug 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |
Colleges and universities tend to spend lavishly on diversity and sustainability initiatives, but is this really the best use of their (and taxpayers') money?
Jul 25, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |
Mission creep in higher education turns out to have some serious monetary consequences for individual institutions. A new study urges college and university leaders to get back to the core and stop trying to be an all-purpose operation.
Jun 18, 2012 by Richard Vedder |
NAS Board member Richard Vedder discusses the probable reasons for continually rising college costs.
Mar 05, 2012 by Richard Vedder |
Tax policies favor rich colleges, even though small, struggling liberal-arts colleges probably make far better use of incremental private donations, says Richard Vedder.
Jan 31, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |
Whatever “social justice” is, it’s certainly not poor.
Jan 26, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |
Preparing a report for possible use in analyzing eligibility for student loans by race, the Department of Education forgot to include African American default data. Mr. Ricketts wonders why.
Dec 12, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
Herb opines that some presidents may deserve the high salaries they receive, but often their income can hurt morale at a university if faculty members perceive it as unfairly extravagant.
Nov 23, 2011 by George Leef |
Former Cal State Fresno history professor Victor Davis Hanson writes here about the sad history of American higher ed over the last 50 years. He refers to "the Fannie and Freddie university" meaning that higher ed has been politicized,…
Aug 17, 2011 by George Leef |
Professor Vance Fried in “Federal Higher Education Policy and the Profitable Nonprofits” argues that nonprofit colleges act like profit-making enterprises, but they simply spend their excess revenues in ways that keep…
Aug 03, 2011 by George Leef |
Jay Schalin writes about the phenomenon of entities that live off taxpayer money using some of that money to lobby for still more money. Specifically, he’s looking at the University of North Carolina, which pays out a lot…