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Misconceptions About The Profit Motive In Higher Education
by Daniel Bennett | Career College Central | July 14, 2014

A Faulty Attack on For-Profits
by Daniel Bennett | Minding The Campus | August 1, 2014

A Smarter Way to Regulate Colleges
by Daniel Bennett | Minding The Campus | July 25, 2014

Accountability

The U. Texas President on the Brink
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | July 8, 2014

Collegiate Star Chambers
by Richard Vedder | See Thru Edu | December 20, 2013

Disarray at the University of Texas
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | December 13, 2013

Professor Petraeus and Other Higher-Education Stunts
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | July 16, 2013

Why So Much Lying on Campus?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | May 21, 2013

The Government Yoke
by Richard Vedder | Reason | April 2013

Regents Should Be Both Policymakers and Cheerleaders
by Ronald Trowbridge | Austin American-Statesman | February 27, 2013

University Presidents to Keep an Eye on
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | January 29, 2013

Study Abroad, Goof Off and Fool Your Future Boss
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | March 12, 2012

Three Things Colleges Don’t Want Us To Know
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | September 16, 2012

Radical Reform of Higher Education is Inevitable

by Ronald Trowbridge | Houston Chronicle | December 21, 2011

When Universities Get Defensive
by Ronald Trowbridge | Clarion Call | December 08, 2011

Ten Principles of Higher Education Reform
by Richard Vedder and Matthew Denhart | The Heartland Institute | 2011

Can We Measure the Value of College Teaching?
by Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen | Minding the Campus | February 07, 2011

‘Holy Grail’ of Reform
by Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | January 28, 2011

The Coming Revolution in Higher Education
by Richard Vedder | Lecture at Hamilton College | October 09, 2010

Overinvesting in Higher Ed
by Richard Vedder | Forbes | August 11, 2010

Ignorance Is Not Bliss
by Christopher Matgouranis and Matthew Denhart | Forbes | August 18, 2010

Colleges Should Go Beyond The Rhetoric of Accountability (sub req’d)
by Richard Vedder | The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 27, 2008

Administrative Costs

Why the Huge Payouts to College Ex-Presidents?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | November 19, 2013

What Do 2,358 College Administrators Do?
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | July 15, 2013

How to Tell if College Presidents are Overpaid
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | May 12, 2013

Top-heavy NU isn’t controlling education costs
by Richard Vedder | KearneyHub.com | July 26, 2012

Bureaucrat U
by Daniel L. Bennett | Forbes | July 13, 2009

Athletics

Colleges’ Athletics Arms Race Is for Losers
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | December 27, 2013

How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | June 17, 2013

College Sports is Heading for a Fall
by Richard Vedder | Inside Higher Ed | May 21, 2013

The Real March Madness
by Richard Vedder and Matthew Denhart | The Wall Street Journal | March 20, 2009

College Costs

No Need to Centralize Education
by Richard Vedder | The New York Times | May 27, 2014

Do We Over-Invest in Non-Traditional Students?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | April 13, 2014

Cut Off Harvard to Save America
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | February 20, 2014

Dropouts Cost More than $12 Billion a Year
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | February 11, 2014

As Tuition Increases, So Do College Bureaucracies
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | February 3, 2014

Welcome to Robin Hood University
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | January 30, 2014

Stop Subsidizing Colleges’ 100-Year Debt Binge
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | October 30, 2013

New Report: Why Colleges Get an ‘F’ in Cost Control
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | October 27, 2013

Michigan’s Higher-Ed Bubble
by Richard Vedder | The Detroit News | October 22, 2013

Should Colleges and Universities Be Taxed?
by Richard Vedder and Daniel Bennett | Minding the Campus | September 8, 2013

How to Slash College Costs

by Richard Vedder | CNN | August 23, 2013

College Costs Will Keep Rising Under Obama Plan
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | August 22, 2013

Obama Needs Push to Shake Up Higher Education
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | August 8, 2013

Colleges’ Stealth Tax on Family Savings

by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | July 7, 2013

Oregon Tuition Plan is Novel Idea with Drawbacks
by Richard Vedder | New York Times | July 9, 2013

Did You Graduate in Four Years? Congratulations
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | May 21, 2013

Digital Technology Will Continue to Revolutionize Learning
by Ronald Trowbridge | Houston Chronicle | March 22, 2013

The Government Yoke
by Richard Vedder | Reason | April 2013

Why Liberals Should Want Less Spending on Colleges
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | Feb 5, 2013

It’s Time for Texas to Eliminate the Credit Transfer Hurdle
by Thomas Lindsay and Ronald Trowbridge| Houston Chronicle | Jan 31, 2013

The College Cartel
by Vance H. Fried and Reihan Salam | National Review | March 19, 2012

Will State Colleges Become Federal Universities?
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | November 27, 2012

Should We Charge Different Fees for Different Majors?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | November 26, 2012

Texas Can Cut Down on the Cost of Higher Education
by Ronald L. Trowbridge | Houston Chronicle | August 10, 2012

Top-Heavy NU isn’t Controlling Education Costs
by Richard Vedder | Kearney (NE) Hub | July 26, 2012

Elite College ($50,000 a Year) or Good State School ($20,000)?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | July 18, 2012

The 12 Reasons College Costs Keep Rising
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | June 17, 2012

The Promise of Lower Costs and Quality Education
by Richard Vedder | The New York Times | May 7, 2012

Why College Isn’t for Everyone
by Richard Vedder | Businessweek | April 09, 2012

The Tuition Story That Never Dies
by Andrew Gillen | Minding the Campus | March 26, 2012

Our Greedy Colleges 2.0
by Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | February 20, 2012

Competitive Nature: Can Traditional Economic Theory of Competition Help Lower Tuition?
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | November 2011

Why Does College Cost So Much?
by Richard Vedder and Matthew Denhart | CNN.com | December 02, 2011

Where’s All the Money Going?
by Andrew Gillen, Matthew Denhart and Jonathan Robe | Minding the Campus | June 13, 2011

Why University Presidents Are Clueless About the Real World
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | May 23, 2011

A Primer on College Costs
by Richard Vedder | Clarion Call | May 11, 2011

Adventures with Price Indexes
by Andrew Gillen and Jonathan Robe | Inside Higher Ed | March 18, 2011

Transparency at A & M reveals money drain
by Richard Vedder | Statesman.com |January 6, 2010

College Is Cheaper Than in the Mid-1990s? No Way
by Andrew Gillen and Robert Martin | Minding the Campus | November 22, 2010

Why The Student Protesters Are Wrong
by Daniel L. Bennett | Minding the Campus | March 5, 2010

Why Tuition Goes Up Every Year
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | February 19, 2010

Higher Education’s Tunnel Vision
by Daniel L. Bennett | Forbes | February 18, 2010

Breaking the Cost Spiral
by Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | August 7, 2009

Free For All: Good Times, Bad Times
by Richard Vedder | The Link Magazine | Spring 2009

Remediate Tuition Hikes With Contracting
by James Coleman | Mackinac Center for Public Policy | January 16, 2009

Going on a Diet
by Richard Vedder | Inside Higher Ed | December 30, 2008

It’s a Start Yale, Now Do Something Serious
by Richard Vedder | The Washington Post | January 20, 2008

Let’s Not Be 3.4 Percenters
by Richard Vedder | National Review | January 16, 2007

College Rankings

Are North Carolina colleges best in the U.S.?
by Richard Vedder and Andrew Cadamagnani | The Herald-Sun | August 15, 2011

A New Approach to Ranking Virginia Colleges
by Peter Neiger and Daniel L. Bennett | Richmond Times Dispatch | August 10, 2009

Colleges Have Room to Improve
by Richard Vedder | The Columbus Dispatch | August 07, 2009

America’s Best Colleges 2009
by Richard Vedder and David Ewalt | Forbes | August 05, 2009

The Media and College Rankings
by Richard Vedder | Rethinking Admissions conference at Wake Forest University | April 04, 2009

Rankings Are Useful — But Go Beyond ‘US News’
by Richard Vedder | Insider Higher Ed | August 28, 2008

America’s Best Colleges 2008
by Richard Vedder and Michael Noer | Forbes | August 13, 2008

Credentialing

The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | October 29,2012

Why College Isn’t for Everyone
by Richard Vedder | Businessweek | April 09, 2012

Study Abroad, Goof Off and Fool Your Future Boss
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | March 12, 2012

About All Those STEM Dropouts…
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | November 10, 2011

For Many, College Isn’t Worth It
by Richard Vedder | Inside Higher Ed | January 20, 2011

What Happens When College is Oversold?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | December 16, 2010

Endowments

Princeton Reaps Tax Breaks as State Colleges Beg
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | March 18, 2012

The Endowment Trap
by Vance Fried | Clarion Call | March 29, 2011

Faculty and Research

Going for the Gold: Universities Gamble Big-Time on Research
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | December 1, 2013

Research Prowess of U.S. Colleges is Exaggerated
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | December 31, 2012

Out of Sync: America’s University Faculty
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | November 8, 2012

A Letter to My Elders
by Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | December 2, 2011

Yes, Some Teachers Do Very Little
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | August 1, 2011

Time to Make Professors Teach (sub req’d)
by Richard Vedder | The Wall Street Journal | June 8, 2011

University of Texas faculty workloads vary widely
by Richard Vedder | Austin American-Statesman | June 4, 2011

For-profit Higher Education

Misconceptions About The Profit Motive In Higher Education
by Daniel Bennett | Career College Central | July 14, 2014

A Faulty Attack on For-Profits
by Daniel Bennett | Minding The Campus | August 1, 2014

How Obama’s War on For-Profit Schools Harms Low-Income Students
by Richard Vedder | See Thru Edu | July 8, 2014

Accreditors—Hip Deep in Politics
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | March 22, 2013

In Praise of Profit
by Richard Vedder | Contexts | Fall 2012

The For-Profit Edge
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | November 2012

The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | October 29,2012

The Beltway For-Profit Witch Trials
by Daniel L. Bennett | Minding the Campus | October 23, 2012

Nimble Critters or Agile Predators: A Critique
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | March 2012

The For-Profits Care More for Their Students’
by Richard Vedder | MindingtheCampus | March 09, 2012

Scratching Beneath the Surface: An Analysis of Cohort Default Rates
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | May 2011

Weathering the Political Storm: History Repeats Itself in the For-Profit Sector
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | December 2010

The Economics of For-Profit Education
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | September 2010

For-Profit Education
by Richard Vedder | Transcript | September 27, 2010

The Red Herring Crusade Against For-Profit Colleges
by Daniel L. Bennett and Zac Bissonnette | Forbes | August 11, 2010

No Longer the Black Sheep of Higher Education
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | November 2010

Defending Career Colleges
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | September 15, 2009

Government Spending and Regulation

A Smarter Way to Regulate Colleges
by Daniel Bennett | Minding The Campus | July 25, 2014

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work
by Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe | Competitive Enterprise Institute | July 16, 2014

No Need to Centralize Education
by Richard Vedder | The New York Times | May 27, 2014

The Awful New Rules on “Gainful Employment”
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | March 25, 2014

Obama Needs Push to Shake Up Higher Education
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | August 8, 2013

Accreditors—Hip Deep in Politics
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | March 22, 2013

Will State Colleges Become Federal Universities?
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | November 27, 2012

Taxpayers Lose When Colleges Are Too Big to Fail
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | September 30, 2012

Texas legislators neglect low-income and minority students
by Ronald Trowbridge | Star-Telegram | May 28, 2012

Nimble Critters or Agile Predators: A Critique
by Daniel Bennett | Career College Central | March 2012

Princeton Reaps Tax Breaks as State Colleges Beg
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | March 18, 2012

To Fix Student Lending, Rethink the Concept
By Andrew Gillen and Richard Vedder | The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 21, 2012

Our Greedy Colleges 2.0
by Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | February 20, 2012

Educated Illegal Immigrants Bring Fiscal Gain
by Ronald Trowbridge | Inside Higher Ed | November 17, 2011

D.C. drove up your student debt: Washington aid policies have inflated tuition
by Vance Fried and Neal McCluskey | NY Daily News | October 10, 2011

Gainful Employment: A Detriment to Competition
by Daniel L. Bennett | Minding the Campus | June 2, 2011

Spending for Higher Education Doesn’t Create Economic Growth
by Andrew Gillen | Commonwealth Foundation | May 19, 2011

Kasich’s Plan for Higher Education Has Good Points, Bad Points
by Richard Vedder | Columbus Dispatch | April 22, 2011

Put Higher Education on a Diet
by Matthew Denhart and Jonathan Robe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 17, 2011

Treading Water
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | March 2011

Charting a New Course in Higher Ed Regulation
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | August 2010

Death by Gainful Unemployment
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | May 2010

Skewed Statistics: Uncovering the Implications of Student CDRs
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | March 2010

Negative on Neg Reg: The Department of Education’s attempt to hamper productivity and stifle growth
by Daniel L. Bennett | Career College Central | January 2010

The Campus and the Nanny State
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | January 14, 2009

Investment in Higher Education Worth Questioning
by Richard Vedder | The Columbus Dispatch | August 24, 2006

Productivity and Innovation

Digital Technology Will Continue to Revolutionize Learning
by Ronald Trowbridge | Houston Chronicle | March 22, 2013

Universities Are Vocational Schools
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | October 12, 2012

The Insecurity of Black Studies
by Mark Bauerlein and Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | May 14, 2012

Steve Jobs and Our Non-innovating Universities
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | October 7, 2011

The Education Mill: A Review of The Race Between Education and Technology
by Richard Vedder | The Claremont Review of Books | Spring 2009

State Studies

Michigan’s Higher-Ed Bubble
by Richard Vedder | The Detroit News | October 22, 2013

Top-heavy NU isn’t controlling education costs
by Richard Vedder | KearneyHub.com | July 26, 2012

Bad News for the University of Texas
by Ronald Trowbridge | MindingtheCampus | April 20, 2012

What to Expect from Enrolling in College
by Matthew Denhart and Christopher Matgouranis | Perspective | September 6, 2011

Oklahoma Higher Ed Needs Reform, Not More Taxpayer Money
by Matthew Denhart and Christopher Matgouranis | Perspective | June 10, 2011

North Dakota’s Focus on Higher Education Hurts State (sub. req’d)
by Richard Vedder | Grand Forks Herald | October 28, 2009

Student Learning and Graduation Rates

Congrats on That Diploma. You May Not Need It
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | May 25, 2014

Academic Merit is Most Important
by Richard Vedder | New York Times | May 13, 2013

Five Reasons College Enrollments Might Be Dropping
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | October 22, 2012

Make Colleges Tell Us More About Graduates’ Fate
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | October 11, 2012

College Is No Place for Remedial Education
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | September 11, 2012

Study Abroad, Goof Off and Fool Your Future Boss
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | March 12, 2012

Cut the Sniping–It’s a Great Book
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | January 31, 2011

Why Don’t More Graduate?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | October 06, 2009

Why Are Graduation Rates So Low?
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | September 10, 2009

Student Loans and Financial Aid

Colleges’ Stealth Tax on Family Savings
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | July 7, 2013

End U.S. Student Loans, Don’t Make Them Cheaper
by Richard Vedder | Bloomberg | June 17, 2012

Three Pell Grant Scams
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | October 1, 2012

Federal Student Aid and the Law of Unintended Consequences
by Richard Vedder | Imprimis | May/June 2012

To Fix Student Lending, Rethink the Concept
by Andrew Gillen and Richard Vedder | The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 20, 2012

Our Greedy Colleges 2.0
by Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | February 20, 2012

How can it be? Student financial aid fuels increase in college tuition.
by Richard Vedder and Andrew Gillen | Christian Science Monitor | January 05, 2012

The IBR Student Loan Repayment Scheme is a Disaster
by Andrew Gillen | Minding the Campus | October 26, 2011

The Solution to Student-Loan Debt
by Richard Vedder and Andrew Gillen | National Review | October 21, 2011

Forgive Student Loans? It’s the Second Worst Idea Ever
by Richard Vedder | National Review | October 11, 2011

D.C. drove up your student debt: Washington aid policies have inflated tuition
by Vance Fried and Neal McCluskey | New York Daily News| October 10, 2011

The Amazing College Debt Bubble
by Andrew Gillen | Minding the Campus | September 20, 2010

When Good Loans Go Bad: Who should be responsible when student loans can’t be paid back?
by Daniel L. Bennett | Forbes | May 25, 2010

New College Loan Rules Put Taxpayers at Risk
by Daniel L. Bennett | Forbes | May 10, 2010

Alas, the Feds Take Over Student Loans
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | March 26, 2010

Apples and Oranges on Student Loans
by Andrew Gillen | Inside Higher Ed | June 04, 2009

Obama’s Loan Plan – Scary Stuff
by Richard Vedder | Minding the Campus | May 06, 2009

The Next Market Bubble: Student Loans?
by Andrew Gillen and Richard Vedder | Inside Higher Ed | May 02, 2008

Let’s Not Be 3.4 Percenters
by Richard Vedder | National Review | January 16, 2007