The Wall Street Journal reports in its piece "Deans List: Hiring Spree Fattens College Bureaucracy—And Tuition" that the number of college administrators have skyrocketed, even during the Great Recession.
Do students and parents feel their money is well spent on this non-teaching personnel?
Across U.S. higher education, nonclassroom costs have ballooned, administrative payrolls being a prime example. The number of employees hired by colleges and universities to manage or administer people, programs and regulations increased 50% faster than the number of instructors between 2001 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Education says. It's part of the reason that tuition, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has risen even faster than health-care costs.