That’s because they are hiring more adjuncts. It’s a cost-cutting tactic that works because there are so many of us who want to work in higher education.
Most of the nation’s colleges are gradually paring back their investments in classroom teaching, an analysis of federal data shows. And all colleges have in recent years been spending a greater share of their revenue on expenses other than instruction, including computing centers, student services, administrative salaries and lawn care.
from USA Today and, ultimately, from The Delta Cost Project