Colleges aren't dead by a long shot. Business is booming, the freshmen classes keep getting bigger and tuition keeps going higher. I agree with you that colleges have lost their way and getting into a lot of PC nonsense that is not serving anyone especially the students. Costs are ridiculous and yes administration, new athletic facilities, dorms and apartments keep the costs rising. As long as people keep pushing Johnny and Jane into college even if they don't belong there, I don't see how the madness stops. It's simple supply and demand, keep jacking your prices until the customers stop buying.