ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

  • America's Past, Passed Over

  • Higher Ed Now

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

What's New

Watch All the Highlights from the 2016 Merrill Award Presentation

November 8, 2016 |

You can now watch all of the remarks from the presentation of the 2016 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. Hear Senator John McCain, AEI Resident Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and New York-Historical Society President & CEO Louise

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GMU: Strong On Free Speech, Faces Potential Challenge in Mid-East Debates

November 1, 2016 |

ACTA wrote a letter to the George Mason University Board of Visitors praising their steadfast commitment to free speech and civic discourse. The university is playing host to the annual Students for Justice in Palestine Conference. At the same time, a counter-event is also being planned by the GMU chapter of

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

September 2016by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities,...

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What the College Rankings Don’t Tell You

September 2016by Christine Ravold |

Do you know someone who’s starting the college application process? Then you can’t afford to miss this sneak peek into ACTA’s signature report, What Will They...

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ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

Quick Take: Hidden College Fees, Hidden College Bloat

December 1, 2016 by Armand Alacbay & Dani Jack

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