In recent years, colleges and universities have created a new category of useless administrators who are tasked with increasing diversity on campus. Depending on where you go, this can be an incredibly lucrative job.
Ohio State Employs Dozens of Diversity Staffers, and Nine Make More Than $100,000
Ohio State University employs at least 88 administrators whose job is to promote diversity and inclusion. Many are paid quite well: The top nine make more than $100,000 a year.
That’s according to The College Fix, which estimates that OSU spends at least $7 million on salary and benefits for these employees.
“To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid,” the American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry told The College Fix. “Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats.”
As I noted earlier this week, a new study by a team of researchers at Baylor University found that hiring a chief diversity officer had no discernible impact on faculty diversity. But despite their lack of accomplishment, diversity officers often draw huge salaries.
If students and parents are wondering why college has gotten so ridiculously expensive, this would be a great place to start. What a waste of money.