Enrollments, budgets fall short at universities known for ‘social justice warfare’

Universities known for being hotbeds of campus protest and liberal activism are struggling with declining enrollments and budget shortfalls, and higher education analysts say that’s no coincidence.

Take Oberlin College. According to a document leaked to The Oberlin Review, the school’s student newspaper, the small liberal arts college famous for social justice hoaxes has had trouble attracting and retaining students, missing this year’s enrollment mark by 80 and racking up a $5 million budget deficit in the process.

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  • David Murrell

    Cat, thanks for the positive report on (il)liberal universities. Looking at the dreary landscape of small, liberal arts universities, one cannot fathom why anyone in their right mind would enroll at one of these hotbeds of narrow-minded, anti-intellectual thought. Not only does one have to put up with scores of 90-IQ radicals, one has virtually zero prospects of a job after graduating. Plus, one has a $100,000+ student debt load.

  • Clink9

    Wynne could see the writing on the wall for these losers.

    That’s why she brought in “free” tuition for the poor folk.

  • Strnj1

    The schools and SJW are doing it to themselves…

    …even our small tech school is just short of reaching the point where,
    like others, they’ll let students “negotiate” grades for fear of losing
    them.

    I’m sorry, you can’t send me someone who can barely read thanks to
    our public school systems and expect me to teach them the Math and
    Science that they have no clue of the basics…

    The school gets a reputation with the various companies who spread
    the word that you don’t want to hire anyone from that school and the
    enrollments plummet.

    Our school is to the point where they want the teachers “counseling” the students more with the purpose of retention…

    It’s a waste of time that they don’t want to pay us for…

  • Exile1981

    Until education is actually merit based and kids start being held back for failing then nothing will change as their is no consequences for their actions and not incentive to succeed.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’m shocked, shocked that college students would actually want a university education.

  • Dana Garcia

    College costs a bloody fortune today, and parents are wising up that sending the kiddies to Pol Pot U. is not a great use of funds.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Oberlin missed their enrollment target by 11% or 80 headcount. When you roll up the total cost including room and board, for all 4 years it’s not $5 million, it’s closer to $20.8 million. Oberlin is $50K + $15K per year or $260K for all 4 years, per person. Assuming of course none of them would get any financial aid – which they might. But with an endowment of ‘only’ $850 million they can’t be handing out free rides to hundreds of snowflakes.

    • Strnj1

      …all but a handful where I teach are getting either grants or loans which puts the school under even more pressure to make the grades look “pretty.”

      • Hard Little Machine

        Loans are one thing – that’s on them. Grants could come from any number of sources. I doubt Oberlin has the financial heft to support all that many students. They only have 2,200. 80 sounds like a small # but for them it’s a big deal. That’s one out of 9 seats in the freshmen class.

        • Strnj1

          Sorry, I had left out a key word…