Democrats Rule U.S. Colleges, Republicans Nonexistent

Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Photo by James Loesch. Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Photo by James Loesch.

According to a new study by researchers at Econ Journal Watch, as reported by Ana Swanson at The Washington Post, of the top 40 elite public and private colleges and universities in the United States, only 314 tenure-track professors are registered Republicans. Over 7,000 professors were analyzed in the report.

Democrats Dominate U.S. Colleges

Incredibly, many of the colleges had ratios of 20 Democrat professors for every one Republican, with Brown University being the most biased at 60-to-one.

Even worse, many public colleges, which receive support from taxpayers of all political persuasions, appear on the list, including the University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, University of Connecticut, and others.

Why should conservative taxpayers be required to pay Democrat professors to indoctrinate children to vote for Democratic Party politicians? What about liberals’ demands for “diversity” and “equality?” Why don’t they apply in this case as well?

Taxpayer-Funded Democrat Machine

On public college campuses, the imbalance is particularly important, because it’s reasonable to argue Democrats, who spend a great deal of time whipping up the college vote in election season, are using taxpayer dollars to create mini-Democrat-Party election machines at colleges across the country, all funded by you, the taxpayer. At many universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by so much, it’s hard to see the difference between the DNC and the college itself. Is this really what the founders of public colleges and universities had in mind when they built institutions meant to represent the interests of an entire community or state? Something dramatic needs to be done to fix this problem.

PHOTO: Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Photo by James Loesch.

Justin Haskins
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Justin Haskins is currently the executive editor and a research fellow at one of the nation’s leading free-market think tanks. Opinions here are his own. Justin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) in 2010. Justin also graduated from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) in 2011 with an M.A. in government with a focus on international relations and again in 2015 with an M.A. in journalism. Haskins is a columnist for and has been published over 200 times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Post,, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Breitbart, the National Review, The Blaze, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, the American Thinker, Human Events, Reason, The American Spectator, the Providence Journal, Yahoo! Sports, and Red Alert Politics. His writing has also been featured by The Rush Limbaugh Show, Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, The Weekly Standard, and Fox News’ Fox Nation.
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