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.

At a Crossroads

A Report Card on Public Higher Education in Minnesota

March 2010 by ACTA

This report card on public higher education in Minnesota focuses on four key areas of the public's interest: what students are learning (the curriculum), whether the marketplace of ideas is vibrant (intellectual diversity), how the universities are run (governance), and what a college education costs (affordability). If our nation is to ensure its continued preeminence, policymakers, trustees, alumni, and taxpayers must know what's going on in higher education. This report card aims to do just that—and it follows similar ACTA report cards on higher education in the states of Missouri, Georgia, and Illinois.


SELECTED FINDINGS

Executive Summary

To read the Executive Summary, please click here.

Press

The grades are in, decision time for higher ed

Bemidji Pioneer
April 8, 2010 by Anne Neal and Annette Meeks |

Across the state, parents and graduating high school seniors are now deciding which college it will be for the fall.

A new report card on higher education in Minnesota provides some much-needed… Continue Reading >>

Universities must earn the funding they seek

Star Tribune
March 18, 2010 by Anne D. Neal and Annette Meeks |

Every child eventually figures it out: You can't spend too much of your allowance on candy. If you do, Mom and Dad won't be happy when you don't have enough money for pencils.

This… Continue Reading >>