CHE releases compensation data for US private college presidents

December 8, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education has released an analysis of the salaries earned by US private college presidents in 2013, finding that 32 individuals received more than $1 M. The schools with the highest-paid presidents included Columbia University ($4.6 M), University of Pennsylvania ($3 M), and High Point University ($2.9 M). The study also found that presidents routinely received additional forms of deferred compensation exceeding $1 M. When interviewed about these numbers, several administrators suggested that the size of a president’s compensation should be in proportion to the size of an institution’s ambitions for the future.  Chronicle of Higher Education | TIME | Report