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.

What’s happening off the field?

A Report on Higher Education in the Big 12

November 2010 by ACTA

The Big 12 is famous for its athletics, and well it should be. But what about the rest of the conference—the academic part? This study reflects a snapshot of the Big 12 universities in terms of the investments that students, parents, donors, and taxpayers are making. It asks how much students and their families are paying to attend Big 12 schools, how the schools are spending that money, and what students get in return.


SELECTED FINDINGS

Executive Summary

The Big 12 is famous for its athletics—and well it should be. But what about the rest of the conference—the academic part? The Big 12’s website says, “Performance in the classroom is just as important as accolades on the field.” So what’s happening off the field? How do the Big 12 schools fare when it comes to cost and quality? Continue Reading>>

Press

Report finds tuition explosion in Big 12

Kansas City Star
December 10, 2010 by Mara Rose Williams |

Schools in the Big 12 are part of a "troubling trend" where students pay much more without getting much more classroom instruction, a new report says.

A 19-page report reveals how Big 12 schools… Continue Reading >>

Tuition rationale

Lawrence Journal-World
December 10, 2010 by |

A "model budget" for Kansas crafted by the state's chapter of Americans for Prosperity earlier this year includes a statement about tuition and higher education that should get the attention of… Continue Reading >>

New Report Examines Spending at Big 12 Universities

Texas Tribune
December 1, 2010 by Reeve Hamilton |

Texas universities are likely facing massive budget cuts in the upcoming legislative session—so how are they spending the money they have now, and is there even any room for cuts?

A new… Continue Reading >>