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.

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  • 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

The Grades are In!

September 29, 2016 |

ACTA released the 2016–17 edition of its signature report What Will They Learn? This eighth edition of the report surveyed 1,110 public and private colleges and universities and evaluated the rigor of their general education programs. Visit http://www.WhatWillTheyLearn.com or click here to view the full report.

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ACTA Draws the Line on Academic Freedom

August 24, 2016 |

ACTA reminded trustees at two schools of their duty to uphold academic freedom and the rule of law. DePaul University trustees received a second letter from ACTA about their free speech policies. DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter was banned from inviting conservative writer Ben Shapiro to speak on campus.

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

September 2016 by 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 2016 by 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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Upcoming Events

Oct
6

ACTA "Civics" Salon

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City
Oct
28

ATHENA Roundtable 2016

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Room