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 Maine focuses on four key areas of 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 Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.
To read the Executive Summary, please click here.
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