At Pandagon, Jesse Taylor makes a good point about universities and ideology:
...the relative indoctrination levels between conservative universities and "liberal" universities seem to have the same relationship that Fox News and the "liberal media" do. Even if you accept the idea that the mainstream media is liberal, Fox News is far more conservative and biased in its views, and more overt about it, than any of the purportedly liberal media outlets are liberal.
This profile of Patrick Henry College, for instance, shows a school that is entirely overt about indoctrinating conservative Christian students, a great number of whom go on to work for Republians. Its Statement of Faith makes no bones about the fact that you must accept its worldview, come into school with it and leave the institution in a similar, although more deeply indoctrinated fashion.
It's possible to go into a Harvard, or Brown, or Swarthmore a conservative and, yes, come out a conservative as well. From what I've seen of various conservative schools, both outcomes with respect to liberalism seem to be virtually impossible. Liberal academia turns out liberals and conservatives. Conservative academia turns out conservatives. With all the talk of the pervasive bias of liberals in academia, why are schools which openly disallow any liberal/secular belief okay? Why is shopping for a conservative school applauded, even marketed, while liberal schools that are similarly (although less extremely) situated excoriated for shutting out conservative thought, even when that conservative thought isn't actually academic in nature?
In addition to Patrick Henry, Jesse's referring to institutions like Bob Jones University, Hillman* College, and, almost assuredly, the forthcoming Ronald Reagan University in Colorado. It seems to me he's absolutely right.
*UPDATE: A reader points out that this should have been "Hillsdale."