ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
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.
To read the Executive Summary, please click here.
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 >>
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 >>