Since the Liberal Fascists (Jonah Goldberg’s accurate term) took them over, most colleges aren’t worth anything.
A few, like Hillsdale, still teach Western culture and American foundations.
- - - and accept no money from the government!
And they ride the coattails of inflated tuition just like every other school out there but presumably without the obligation to pay fealty to the Dept of Education.
If Hillsdale really wants to lead, they will not only be the best school at what they do but also the best and most cost-effectively priced. Show the world how to do more with less $.
Be an example of thrift in education and deliver the message to the world that no one else gets what they pay for at other institutions of higher learning, but they will get what they pay for -- and more at Hillsdale -- and for ALOT LESS.
And if Hillsdale can brag about their post-college job placement rate in ways other schools can't that would be a sure fire win for conservatism and will contrast the decidedly poor placement rates of the Ivy-League's "tuition tyrants" against that.
But in this realm they don't practice either what they teach or preach, and I have not heard that Hilldale's job placement rates as being any better than any one else's. I'll stand corrected if someone can prove me wrong.
They are just as content to ride the gravy train like everyone else -- only without the encumbering burden of gov't intervention, even to the point of denying tuition enrollment payments sourced by using one's GI bill. My soon-to-be-honorably discharged Marine Corps son has already found that out. He's headed to the University of Connecticut instead.