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.

For the People

A Report Card on Public Higher Education in Illinois

October 2009 by ACTA

This report card on public higher education in Illinois 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 and Georgia.


SELECTED FINDINGS

Executive Summary

To read the Executive Summary, please click here.

Press

Think tanks flunk Illinois colleges on affordability

The Herald-Review
October 29, 2009 by Mike Riopell |

Two think tanks Thursday urged the state to take a closer look at the rising cost of tuition at public universities in Illinois.

The Illinois Policy Institute and American Council of Trustees… Continue Reading >>

State’s public universities need better management

The State Journal-Register
October 29, 2009 by Collin Hitt |

Earlier this month, college students from across Illinois crowded the Capitol rotunda. They were protesting the growing costs of college, for which they believed lawmakers were to blame: State funding… Continue Reading >>