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Education or Reputation?

A Look at America's Top-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges
January 27, 2014 by ACTA Download PDF Press Release

ACTA today released a report that examines the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges. Despite endowments soaring as high as $1.8 billion, nearly all institutions increased tuition during the Great Recession to finance bloated administrative spending, with many college presidents enjoying salaries higher than Barack Obama’s. Education or Reputation? peels back reputation to find out what students are really getting for their diploma’s $240,000 price tag.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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