Are we spending too much on higher education?

Patrick Gibbons

Obama and his Congress have passed bailouts for bankers, automakers, homeowners. Now the administration wants a bailout for college students?

Already boosting subsidized student loan funding, Obama apparently plans to make the Pell Grant an entitlement program. A new video from – “The Case Against College Entitlements” – asks some serious questions:

• Are too many kids going to college?
• Does a college degree have any value?
• Won’t subsidies to higher education lead to increasing prices in education?

Accumulating evidence is saying Yes, on all accounts.

Recently NPRI noted that UNLV and UNR spend more per pupil than most universities in the country – yet they graduate fewer than half their students within six years.

Learn more about higher education in Nevada. Check out NPRI’s Higher Education Fast Facts.