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.

Students And Parents

ACTA's resources for students and parents go beyond schools? reputations and the topics found in contemporary guides on choosing a college. Instead, they take an exacting look at such crucial measures as curricular quality and academic freedom.

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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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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The Unkindest Cut

Shakespeare in Exile 2015
April 23, 2015 by ACTA |

Read and admired throughout the world, Shakespeare’s plays and poetry have been the guiding light of statesmen, of authors, and of artists. His writings are the indispensable foundation for...

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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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Florida Rising

An Assessment of Public Universities in the Sunshine State
June 6, 2013 by ACTA |

ACTA’s 11th state report finds higher education in Florida has both sunny spots and storms to avoid, yet overall has strong potential to set an example for other states to follow. The report, Florida...

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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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American History Literacy Survey 2012

August 1, 2012 by ACTA |

ACTA teams up with Gfk Roper OmniTel to conduct a new survey on American historical literacy. Again, the results are troubling. Less than half of the college graduates surveyed could identify George...

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