Archive: Richard Vedder

Is a College Degree Necessary? A Tale of Three Students
In many cases, the residential nature of college is key to most of the collegiate contribution to student success.
Richard Vedder | July 17, 2019
Betsy DeVos Is Right about Gainful Employment
There were a fair number of “bad actors” in for-profit higher education, but the same thing can be said of many public universities, which were exempt from such regulation.
Richard Vedder | July 11, 2019
The Growth in Tuition Insurance
As college expenses become bigger, the case for purchasing insurance has grown.
Richard Vedder | June 30, 2019
Decline of the M.B.A., Fall of the Humanities: What’s Left?
Increasingly, kids look at colleges as sort of a sophisticated form of vocational education that once was a staple of many high schools.
Richard Vedder | June 18, 2019
Taxpayers Shouldn’t Get Stuck with a $1.5 Trillion Loan Default Tab
We need to change the incentive system, making schools face financial consequences for accepting students with shaky academic backgrounds who are unlikely to complete college.
Richard Vedder | June 12, 2019
Four Low Tech Ways to Lower Tuition Fees by 10 to 30 Percent
To make themselves more attractive, colleges need to become leaner, cheaper, and more relevant.
Richard Vedder | June 1, 2019
Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan
The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
Richard Vedder | May 8, 2019
Richard Vedder | April 20, 2019
Richard Vedder | February 19, 2019
More Colleges are Saying ‘No’ to Student Loans
Students Should Explore Other Options
Richard Vedder | February 6, 2019
Revive For-Profit Higher Education
Competition Boosts Choices and Opportunities
Richard Vedder | December 21, 2018