Tag archives: Higher Education

Does Faith Mean a Better College Education?

by Rob Schwarzwalder

October 12, 2011

Forbes magazine has issued its listing of the best colleges in America. Some of the magazine’s data were compiled by the “Rate My Professors” website. Of interest to FRC Blog readers is the following: of the 25 colleges with the best professors, 10 are either overtly Christian or affiliated with a Christian denomination (the distinction being that some religiously-oriented colleges have a more faith-integrated mission and curriculum than others). Two others are military academies (West Point, Air Force) with strong pro-faith traditions.

Of further note is that “(n)one of the Ivy league schools … crack the list of the top 25 schools with the best professors. Princeton came the closest at 57th best. According to the teacher quality rankings, Cornell fared the worst among the Ivies it came in 445th out of 650 schools.

Does this mean that those who teach in faith-based institutions of higher education are more caring, more diligent, or more competent than those who teach at in state or otherwise secular institutions? Not necessarily. But perhaps faith-friendliness encourages the kind of personal interest and focused teaching that is so often lacking in larger and/or secular schools.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education,” said Theodore Roosevelt, a Harvard grad. When the Bible and university training are combined, students benefit greatly.

Register Today for our Upcoming Family Policy Lecture

by Krystle Gabele

April 7, 2011

Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking? One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the Faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, as we focus on the destructive potential of new “state authorization” regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration’s higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? And what will the GOP’s response be? Is doing nothing better than something?

The featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Richard J. Bishirijan, President, Yorktown University
  • Dr. C. Ronald Kimberling, President, Argosy University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Dr. Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
  • Dr. Richard Vedder, Founder, Center for Educational Affordability and Productivity

This event will take place at our headquarters in Washington, DC, and lunch will be provided.

Click here for more information or to register.