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.

Alumni And Donors

ACTA's resources provide alumni and donors with information regarding critical issues in higher education and helps them to define and fulfill their philanthropic objectives at colleges and universities.

What Will They Learn? 2016-17

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
September 29, 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities, nearly 100% of provosts said they...

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No U.S. History?

How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major
July 1, 2016 by |

Just as July 4th celebrations are set to begin, ACTA's new report, No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major, reveals that less than 1/3 of the nations...

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A Crisis in Civic Education

January 12, 2016 by ACTA |

The Founders admonished that informed, engaged citizens would be the indispensable guardian of our liberty. ACTA’s surveys, however, administered over the past two decades, reveal that our schools—and...

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What Will They Learn? 2015-16

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 5, 2015 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the sixth edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. At a time when 87% of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of...

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What Will They Learn? 2014-15

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 14, 2014 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the sixth edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. At a time when 87% of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of...

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Education or Reputation?

A Look at America's Top-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges
January 27, 2014 by ACTA |

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...

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What Will They Learn? 2013-14

October 21, 2013 by ACTA |

ACTA’s fifth edition of What Will They Learn?™ highlights the tremendous disconnect between perception and reality at America’s colleges and universities on issues of cost, curriculum, speech codes and...

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What Will They Learn? 2012-13

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 9, 2012 by ACTA |

ACTA releases What Will They Learn? 2012-13, the fourth edition, evaluating the general education requirements at 1,070 colleges and universities. Unlike other college rankings, ACTA does not consider...

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An Educated Citizenry

2011 Annual Report
March 2, 2012 by ACTA |

As David McCullough states, "ACTA, like no other organization is reaching out to trustees and alumni to insist on a quality liberal arts education that is fundamental to an educated citizenry." Here is...

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What Will They Learn? 2011-12

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 1, 2011 by ACTA |

ACTA has expanded its groundbreaking analysis of college curricula, What Will They Learn?, in response to the single most common demand: review more schools! The 2011-12 expansion to over 1,000 schools...

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