Colleges and Universities

Fascinating facts from the world of higher education

Each year the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes its Almanac of Higher Education report, which contains interesting statistics on faculty, students, and higher education in general, along with some basic college data per state. For example, did you know that Michael Krzyrewski, the basketball coach for Duke University, is the fourth-highest-paid employee (just over $4 million) of private nonprofit colleges in America who are not college presidents? Krzyrewski makes four times more than Duke University pays its president, Richard Brodhead, and about 33 times that of the average full professor in the United States ($122,171). The report has all sorts of interesting statistics about...