Study: 39% of Liberal Arts Colleges Have Zero Republican Professors

Nick Kangadis | May 8, 2018
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The results of the following study about liberal arts colleges really shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows about the indoctrination going on in the U.S. throughout the educational system. Colleges in particular are bastions for Leftist, radical liberal, progressive, Socialist and even Communist narratives and agendas.

Associate Professor of Business at Brooklyn College Mitchell Langbert conducted a study published on the National Association of Scholars website in which the professor endeavored to determine the ratio of Democrat professors in relation to Republican professors at top liberal arts colleges across the country.

According to the study, a whopping 39 percent of the 51 liberal arts colleges in the study have absolutely zero professors who are registered Republicans. Zero. Zilda. Nada. Only one college in the study, Thomas Aquinas College in California, had zero Democrats on its professorial staff.

What’s just as revealing is the ratio of Democratic professors to Republican professors among all of the colleges in the study.

The study reported:

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.

Even the lesser number of 10.4:1 is astounding, but not as astounding as a trend that was noted  later in the study.

“More than a decade ago, Stanley Rothman and colleagues provided evidence that while 39 percent of the professoriate on average described itself as Left in 1984, 72 percent did so in 1999,” the study reported.

That’s quite a dramatic turn in just a 15-year period. What happened? Did the hippies of 1960s grow up enough to decide to teach? Or is this a result of a generation that grew up in incredibly divisive times with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson?

In his conclusion, Langbert surmises that current colleges and universities might be too far gone to reform. But, he put forth one solution that might be needed, if higher education establishments are indeed too far gone.

“The solution to viewpoint homogeneity may lie in establishing new colleges from the ground up, rather than in reforming existing ones,” Langbert concluded.

H/T: The Blaze