(From the ACTA press release):
ACTA RELEASES STUDY OF 1,098 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
–Survey Examines Education, Not Reputation: Rates Every Public College in the U.S. and
Hundreds of Private Institutions on the Strength of their General Education
–Just 18% Require Even a Single Course in American History or Government; 13% Require Foreign Language; 3% Require Economics
WASHINGTON, D.C. October 15, 2014—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released
the 2014-2015 edition of What Will They Learn?, which peels away reputation to assess what value
students are actually getting from college.
“Too many college rating systems rely on largely extraneous measures like alumni giving or selectivity to
determine which colleges top their list,” said Anne D. Neal, ACTA president. “What Will They Learn?
looks at the most important data—the strength of a college’s education—to find out which institutions are
delivering the tools students will need to succeed in career and community.” CONTINUE READING HERE