No Ivy League, please!

Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League…
Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League… [More]

Miseducation of America

Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right…
Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right… [More]

Liberal education and Michael Roth

What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser…
What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser… [More]

Conservatives & higher ed

Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters…
Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters… [More]

Presidents, Pay & Student Debt

Since I received my doctorate from the Ohio State University, I usually feel a tiny bit of unjustified pride when I hear that OSU is #1 in some area. However, I recently found out that OSU is #1 in
Since I received my doctorate from the Ohio State University, I usually feel a tiny bit of unjustified pride when I hear that OSU is #1 in some area. However, I recently found out that OSU is #1 in [More]

Performance Based Funding

As a professor at Florida A&M University, I am rather familiar with performance based funding in higher education. While performance based funding is being considered or applied in numerous
As a professor at Florida A&M University, I am rather familiar with performance based funding in higher education. While performance based funding is being considered or applied in numerous [More]

College Degrees from 1970 - 2011

Interesting interactive graph showing the change in majors of college graduates over 40 years.
Interesting interactive graph showing the change in majors of college graduates over 40 years. [More]

Gainful Employment & Education

Since education is rather expensive, it seems reasonable for a student to expect a return on her investment. Given that the taxpayers often contribute to the education of students, it also makes
Since education is rather expensive, it seems reasonable for a student to expect a return on her investment. Given that the taxpayers often contribute to the education of students, it also makes [More]

Relative Cost of Education

As a professor I am aware that the cost of a university education has increased significantly, even adjusting for inflation. I am also well aware that this cost increase is not due to proportional
As a professor I am aware that the cost of a university education has increased significantly, even adjusting for inflation. I am also well aware that this cost increase is not due to proportional [More]

Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Attrition and Placements from MA Programs

An analysis and report by Philosophy News on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. In this report on master's programs, we look at findings such as how many students graduated from or left programs, the average attrition and completion percentages for schools, and the types of work students find after graduating. [More]