39 percent of “top-tier liberal arts colleges” in the United States do not have a single Republican professor on their faculty, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the National Association of Scholars (NAS), also found Democrats outnumber Republicans among Ph.D. holding professors by a ratio of 10:1.
That ratio increases to nearly 13.1:1 when two military colleges, West Point and Annapolis—which employ more conservative professors than liberal professors—are removed from the data. The tiny Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic College in Santa Paula, California, was the only school to employ all Republican professors.
The NAS report called the shocking findings “absurdly skewed against Republican affiliation and in favor of Democratic affiliation.”
“Political homogeneity is problematic because it biases research and teaching and reduces academic credibility,” the report wrote. “Even though more Americans are conservative than liberal, academic psychologists’ biases cause them to believe that conservatism is deviant.”
The report also pointed out that the trend is most pronounced among liberal arts: STEM professors, including math and science professors, are more likely to be Republican.
Some majors, like Africana studies and gender studies, did not have a single Republican professor nationwide.
“Since the 1960s, a few liberal arts colleges have not conformed to the homogenizing trend, and these demonstrate that institutional characteristics, at a minimum, contribute to faculty political affiliation in liberal arts colleges,” the report concluded.