One sign the bloat in higher education is getting out of control is that even the left is starting to notice. The left-wing web site Daily Kos picks up a Wall Street Journal report about the University of Minnesota:
A Wall Street Journal analysis of University of Minnesota salary and employment records from 2001 through last spring shows that the system added more than 1,000 administrators over that period. Their ranks grew 37%, more than twice as fast as the teaching corps and nearly twice as fast as the student body. [...] Administrators making over $300,000 in inflation-adjusted terms rose to 17 from seven.
Of course, when even the Republican Party's presidential nominee is going around saying, "I want to make sure we keep our Pell Grant program growing," there isn't much downward pressure on this sort of thing.