One of our favorite economists, Richard Vedder, actually looked at the numbers, starting with constant dollars that factor out inflation.
Topic: Richard Vedder
Angst About Higher Education Bipartisan
A surprising number of views held by political conservatives about higher education are shared by people who don’t share their philosophy, or at least their party label.
We Already Have Free College Tuition
But you have to go online. Can it be that the tuition you pay at the old bricks and mortar institutions is literally for bricks and mortar?
When Accreditation Gets An F
When an actual scholar grades it.
Whose Got More Skin In Academic Game?
Right now, parents and taxpayers are getting skinned off of defaulted student loans and rising tuition.
Diminishing Returns from Advanced Degrees
When college and university representatives urge you to get an advanced degree, you may want to get a second opinion.
Appointing Richard Vedder could Help Reform Higher Education
From the James Martin Center: DeVos’s department is also deeply involved in higher education, but the issues are different. What roils higher education are problems such as excessive costs, lack of intellectual diversity, faltering academic…
Government Persecutes For Profit Colleges
Can it be that the federal government has been waging war on for-profit colleges because, with all their problems, they still make traditional institutions of higher learning look bad? For example, the Obama Administration famously…
It’s the Accreditation, Stupid!
The good news is that the Left has noticed what a scam college accreditation is. The bad news: They want the federal government to take it over. “Accreditors are self-regulating membership organizations,” Ben Miller, David…
Are College Presidents Paid Too Much?
A great take by Richard Vedder: The public is increasingly interested in and incensed about sharp increases in the pay of top university officials. Those increases seem hard to justify at a time of high…