Follow-up to Hank Reichman’s Post on the Report “The One Percent at State U”


At least for the moment, this one report did more than anything previously to change the conversation on increased college costs from faculty salaries and productivity to bloated executive salaries and to some extent administrative bloat. Unfortunately, the earlier report from the Young Invincibles on the steep declines in state support did not receive the same level of attention.

Here’s a link to the original report from the Institute for Policy Studies and ancillary materials available on their site:


Erwin, Andrew, and Marjorie Wood. “The 1% at State U.” Institute for Policy Studies 21 May 2014:

There is a link to a downloadable pdf of a “Numbers Guide” just below the link to the infographic of “key findings.”


Here are links to some of the broader press coverage of this report:

Brantley, Max. “Study: Students Sacrifice to Pay Top University Executive Salaries.” Arkansas Times 19 May…

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