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.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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New Study Finds Troubling Lack of Historical Knowledge Among Americans

September 17, 2014 |

A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres and

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Statement on US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

September 9, 2014 |

Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucial

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Re-authorization and Accreditation

September 23, 2014 by ACTA |

Watch ACTA President Anne Neal's commentary on the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and accreditation reform at the Heritage Foundation yesterday!

Purdue’s innovative president, Mitch Daniels, spoke on C-SPAN this morning.

A Dartmouth study confirms: young adults today are...

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The Costs of the Campus Building Boom Come Home to Roost at VSU

September 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Virginia State University (VSU) was the first fully-public historically black university in the United States. It would a terrible shame to see such a historically important university disappear from the Commonwealth. Yet, thanks to budget woes, the future does not look bright for VSU. 

The...

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