The exclusiveness of some America colleges is itself an attraction for many applicants, but obviously for-profit colleges face a different dynamic. Minneapolis-based Capella Education Co., which will toughen admissions standards by instituting entrance exams for some bachelor’s applicants, expects enrollment growth to decline. (Remember: Growth would decline, not enrollment.) Such a prospect was enough to Read more

Duke University professor Charles T. Clotfelter says college faculty and administrators are wrong to ignore the “sports-entertainment complex”: For reasons that are peculiarly American, universities here have developed commercial-sports enterprises that have no counterpart anywhere else in the world. With clear-eyed rationality, they nourish their sports enterprises year after year because, contrary to their official Read more