How America’s Colleges Compare Internationally

Jul 03, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Americans tend to see U.S. colleges and universities through rose-colored glasses while bemoaning the state of our schools. Kevin Carey writes that higher education isn't doing any better than elementary - and may even be worse.

Overinvesting in Higher Ed

Feb 08, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Should nearly everyone go to college? No, says Richard Vedder.

Sorry, Governor—That Won’t Help

Aug 18, 2011 by George Leef |

Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas wants to see the his state’s universities improve in the U.S. News rankings. 

Admissions Insanity

Aug 03, 2011 by John C. Chalberg |

Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.

Reaching for the STARS

Jul 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sustainability assessment on campus says a lot about the larger movement's need to count points.

Potemkin Admissions: Law Professors Propose to Hide LSAT Data

Jul 13, 2010 by George W. Dent |

A movement is afoot to persuade law schools to withhold LSAT scores from U.S. News and World Report. The idea is to make it harder for the public to see how much the pursuit of racial preferences drags down the quality of admissions.

Higher Education And The Great Chain of Being

Oct 21, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

In the twentieth century, psychologists who studied  human resource management  realized that employment tests were the best way to select  job applicants.  Tests need to be verified or "validated," though.…


Jul 28, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Why do American universities dominate the worldwide rankings for top research institutions? And why are European academics so worried about it?

40 Awkward Questions for College Tours

Jun 03, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

You choose: either play the role of an