Archive: Richard Vedder

Why Do Colleges Seem to Dislike Men?
The tale of the disappearing collegiate male
Richard Vedder | June 29, 2021
Is a Law School Meltdown Coming?
Surveys indicate a coming semi-permanent dip in admissions
Richard Vedder | June 11, 2020
Make American Colleges Grade Again!
A Case for More Meritocracy at American Universities
Richard Vedder | April 17, 2020
The Novel Coronavirus Can Kill Colleges as Well as People
Especially vulnerable are tuition-dependent schools without much endowment, including most HBCUs, many non-selective state schools and some community colleges.
Richard Vedder | March 24, 2020
The New College Scorecard Gets a C- on Its Report Card
Despite some useful insights, the new report card should be easier and more valuable to use.
Richard Vedder | January 9, 2020
Does Collegiate Athletic Excellence Promote Academic Excellence?
As budgets become tighter, athletic subsidies become less defensible.
Richard Vedder | January 2, 2020
Has Great Higher Education Reached Middle America?
Many people are literally close to a thousand miles away from one of the top institutions.
Richard Vedder | December 27, 2019
Should States Subsidize Universities?
Evidence suggests that governmental support of schools is not critical to having an educated population.
Richard Vedder | December 17, 2019
The New Campus Deplorables
The gap between the thinking of the intelligentsia and the broader public has sharply widened in recent times.
Richard Vedder | December 5, 2019
Why Do We Have Business or Education Schools in Universities?
The broader question is: should universities be sophisticated trade schools, preparing students for specific vocations?
Richard Vedder | November 30, 2019
Will the Courts Rein In Collegiate Race/Gender Pandering?
American University in Washington spent $121 million on “diversity” initiatives in 2018 and 2019.
Richard Vedder | November 19, 2019
Do University Stores Rip Off Students?
Prices of surveyed goods were significantly higher at the university store than at Wal-Mart or Kroger.
Richard Vedder | November 14, 2019