Colleges: The Flunking of Drop-out U.

President Millard Roberts of Iowa's Parsons College (TIME, Aug. 29, 1960) has plenty of ideas about education—some good, some bad. He believes that teachers should be well-paid, that even students with poor high school records should have a chance at higher education, and that colleges should pay their own way.

Since taking over in 1955 as president of Parsons, once a financially starved Presbyterian school, Roberts has methodically carried out his program for success. He increased Parsons' enrollment from 212 to 4,900, and upped student fees from $1,030 a year to $1,160 a trimester. Roberts has been able to erect...

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