The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group, is out with a new report called Education or Reputation: A Look at America’s Top-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges. Kathleen Parker writes in the Washington Post, “the trends highlighted are not confined to smaller, elite institutions. These include an increasing lack of academic rigor, grade inflation, high administrative costs and a lack of intellectual diversity.”
Read the rest of Parker’s remarks.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg posted this graph last August on the rising costs of college in comparison to medical care, gasoline, shelter, and the CPI.