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Friday, May 25, 2018

Culture Beat: No Conservative or Republican Professors Wanted

There are almost no Republican faculty on nearly 80% of America's leading liberal arts colleges.

So just how bad is leftist bias at America’s places of higher education? Well, according to a recent study from the National Association of Scholars, the imbalance of Democrats to Republicans among college faculty is worse than originally thought. While it’s no secret that America’s universities have for decades been more heavily populated with leftist professors than conservatives, the current situation can only be described as absolute domination. Forget the notion that conservative professors represent a minority, in nearly eight out of 10 of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, Republican faculty are simply non-existent. According to the study’s author, Mitchell Langbert, 78.2% of academic departments have either zero or so few Republican professors as to make no difference.

Langbert further explains:

My sample of 8,688 tenure track, Ph.D.–holding professors from fifty-one of the sixty-six top ranked liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News 2017 report consists of 5,197, or 59.8 percent, who are registered either Republican or Democrat. The mean Democratic-to-Republican ratio (D:R) across the sample is 10.4:1, but because of an anomaly in the definition of what constitutes a liberal arts college in the U.S. News survey, I include two military colleges, West Point and Annapolis.1 If these are excluded, the D:R ratio is a whopping 12.7:1.

Not surprisingly, Langbert found that the disparity between Democrat and Republican faculty was greatest in the fields of the social sciences and humanities, while less so in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. That said, even in those STEM fields the disparity heavily favored Democrats.



Anonymous said...

That's why I send my kids to a Conservative University.

Anonymous said...

Considering a Harvard carries as much esteem as a community college now who cares.

Anonymous said...

The University of Maryland system, including our local university, is chock full of Democrats, with scarcely a Republican to be found. At UMES there might be one Republican, but he's not talking.

Anonymous said...

7:09 everyone, Democrats and Republicans alike should care because it can become the end of our constitutional republic if things don't change.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry- the US college system is about to collapse. First, there is a demographic collapse coming- Millennials are a large generation, but the next group is small- so enrollment will go down.
Second, people are starting to wake up that a debt ridden future for the sake of crappy education is not worth it. Third, young people (the good ones) are starting to realize that you can get a high level of what used to be called "liberal education", meaning the great works of western civilization- on your own from youTube and other sources.

If you have kids in high school- send them to Wor Wic if you must- but have them learn a trade- electrical engineering or carpentry or plumbing. They will be free to then pursue their intellectual interests online for free and they'll get a better education to boot. For God's sake- DO NOT send them to SU.

Anonymous said...

When you believe in a man in the sky and then elect a man who embodies most sins of christianity (Killary too) ...Double standards dont seem to exist for conservatives.

Anonymous said...

This is the first sign socialism.. Don't fool yourselves if you are a conservative you better be ready to fight or disappear in the future. God i fear for my children and grand children.