College’s Curriculum Receives “A” Rating from The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)
Wyoming Catholic College’s curriculum has received the coveted “A” rating in this year’s “What Will They Learn?™” Report. Produced by The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), this report assesses the general education programs at over 1,120 colleges and universities in America. Wyoming Catholic is only the 23rd institution to receive the Council’s “A” rating.
Described as “an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities,” ACTA “works hard 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 education at an affordable price.”
A key part of that effort is the What Will They Learn?™ project, which starts with an institution’s own stated rationale for its general education or core curricular requirements and carefully evaluates the extent to which the actual requirements match the school’s stated beliefs and principles.
“We are always happy to make an ‘A’!” says Dr. Glenn Arbery, the College’s president. “This confirmation should give both potential students and supporters of Wyoming Catholic College full confidence that what we say about ourselves is true.”
“Nothing preoccupies us institutionally,” Arbery went on to say, “more than making every effort to do what we say we’re doing. We strive to measure up to the great promise of this education. We work to make the College’s publications, promotional materials, and course descriptions accurately represent what our students experience during their time here in Lander. ACTA’s grade is proof that, in their judgment, we’re achieving that goal.”