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Brown v. Dartmouth: Where Does All the Money Go? (Part 1/2)
Let’s dig a little deeper into the different ways that Dartmouth and Brown spend their money. As we have seen, Brown has approximately 36% more students than Dartmouth, and Providence is a more expensive place to do business, yet Brown’s total expenses in 2013 were $105,491,000 less than at the College.
First off, Brown did not shirk its reponsibities towards its students by hiring fewer faculty members. According to the federal government’s authoritative Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data for 2011, not only does Brown have 35% more full-time professors than Dartmouth, but it pays all of them more than they would make in Hanover — by about 10% or so, depending on the level that the faculty member has achieved:
Interestingly, observe in the above table that the biggest differtial between Brown and Dartmouth is at the level of assistant professors. Brown pays $82,341/year to its assistants on average; Dartmouth pays only $72,725/year — a material difference of 13.22% for young, up-and-coming junior faculty.
Note also that Brown does not have a business school, whereas at Dartmouth, professors at Tuck are among the school’s highest earners (given that Tuck must compete with industry for the services of good business minds). Were we to strip out the Tuck profs from the Dartmouth v. Brown salary comparison, I expect that the overall salary difference would be even greater in Browns’s favor.
So if Brown is outspending the College on faculty salaries, where is it that we are outspending Brown?
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…