Tradition-enhanced university education and Six questions about religion for every Baptist-related university
The numbers by them-selves provethat church-related colleges and universities play a significant role in American high-er education. In2009-10 (the last year with readily available data), about 10million students were enrolled in four-year undergraduate Bachelor’s degree pro-grams in the United States. Roughly two-thirds of these students attended publicly funded schools, and the other third went to private institutions. Of those attending private not-for-profit schools, about 40 percent chose religiously-affiliated campuses—more than one-tenth of the total undergraduate population and over a million individuals in all...
It takes a good question to get a good answer, and that observation applies to religion as much as to any other subject of inquiry. Ask people how religion connects to the work of high-er education, and they often say things like “Religion is just irrational, and it has nothing to do with higher education” or “Let’s just leave religion to the churches and synagogues,” or “I teach chemistry, and I am very glad that I never have to think about religion.” Those responses make sense because the original question is framed so poorly. It is similar to asking someone to explain how nature connects to higher education and getting responses like “Nature is about bugs and worms, and it has nothing to do with higher education” or “Let’s leave nature to the farmers and hunters.”
Jacobson, Douglas and Jacobson, Rhonda, "Tradition-enhanced university education and Six questions about religion for every Baptist-related university" (2012). Psychology Educator Scholarship. 53.