One professor, recently, was very up front about that.
He was ecstatic that “red state kids” were being sent to universities so that they could be “exposed” to more leftist ideas and likely be persuaded to change their ideology.
The prof said that “liberal” fertility was nil compared to conservative/Christian families, but the idea that all need to go to college would counter that trend.
There was a story from some decades ago about a professor, possibly a philosophy professor at City College of New York, whose student complained in class that he had taken away everything in which she believed. He responded that Hercules was responsible for cleaning the Augean Stables; he was not responsible for filling them up again.
For liberal arts college students this sstory is everything that is good about a university education according to the progressive values that they take in. For solid Americans, people who believe in tradition and want to be productive members of society, it shows exactly the danger of an unsupervised college education.