Posted on April 15th, 2011, by CCAP StaffComments Off
For-Profit Higher Education Growth, Innovation and Regulation This report provides an in-depth examination of the for-profit higher education industry in the United States, including an “insider’s view” of the industry gained from talking to leaders of for-profit firms about what distinguishes their industry from traditional higher education. The report also takes a look at the […]
Back early last month I had the pleasure of participating on the media panel of the higher education symposium put on by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). The discussion revolved around the extremely negative publicity the industry has been receiving over the past year. I was joined on the panel by […]
by Daniel L. Bennett, Adam Lucchesi, and Richard Vedder Today CCAP released a new report that provides an in-depth examination of the for-profit higher education industry in the U.S. In the report, we include an “insider’s view” of the industry, gained from talking to leaders of for-profit firms about what distinguishes their industry from traditional […]
Richard Vedder gave the following lecture at Dartmouth College as part of their Daniel Webster Project on October 14, 2014. My thanks to Dartmouth for inviting me to participate in the Daniel Webster Project. I particularly love to come to Hanover. I teach American economic history, and forever am telling students two things about the […]
I only now came across Bill Gates’ review (published a couple of weeks ago) of the blockbuster book, Academically Adrift. There were a few snippets from Gates which I thought are worth chewing over: Overall, the book depicts a culture in academia where undergraduate learning is only a peripheral concern; where the professors don’t want […]
The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) in London – one of the most prominent and influential think tanks in the world – recently released The Profit Motive in Education: Continuing the Revolution, a monograph consisting of eleven essays related to the role the private sector and profits in transforming the education ecosystem. The volume is edited […]
My just released study finds that the Bennett Hypothesis applies to for-profits. In a freaky coincidence, a new NBER paper by Stephanie Riegg Cellini and Claudia Goldin finds that the Bennett Hypothesis applies to for-profits too: Many for-profit institutions that are not Title IV eligible offer programs and certificates that are similar, if not identical, […]
Texas Governor (and one-time Republican Presidential candidate) Rick Perry provided seemingly endless fodder for the late night shows with his infamous “oops” moment during a presidential primary campaign debate back in November of last year. (As you will recall, this moment occurred when Perry was listing the three federal departments he would eliminate, one of […]
According to data published in the National Science Foundation’s Science and Engineering Indicators: 2012 report, 20.4% of all undergraduate students in post-secondary institutions took at least one distance education course during the 2007-08 academic year and 3.7% of all undergraduates were in programs offered entirely by distance education. However, as this chart illustrates, the percentage of […]
On June 25th Dr. Richard Vedder participated on a panel discussion on federal financial assistance programs hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. Here he claims that these federal programs have had the unintended consequence of raising college costs and lowering accessibility.
As a part of "Uncomfortable Learning" Richard Vedder gives a lecture to students at Williams College about the War on Work.
Panel 1 of the conference co-hosted by CCAP and the Cato Institute on higher education reform and faculty productivity. For more, visit the Cato website.