WCC Named to ACTA’s List of “A” Institutions for Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, Wyoming Catholic College received an “A” grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), joining only 23 other “A” schools (including institutions such as Baylor University, St. John’s College, the University of Dallas, and Thomas Aquinas College) as educational programs that remain committed to a rigorous core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and Western tradition.
Congratulations to @WYOCathCollege for receiving an ‘A’ grade in #WhatWillTheyLearn. Great job on having one of the best general education programs in the country! https://t.co/GKfKi6nEkd pic.twitter.com/ek9FCSK3Oi
— American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) (@goACTA) October 16, 2020
Each year, the Council releases a national report assessing core curricular requirements at more than 1,100 U.S. colleges and universities. This year’s report (PDF) examines course requirements in seven subject areas widely recognized as critically important to a twenty-first century college education by ACTA’s Council of Scholars: Composition, Literature, (intermediate-level) Foreign Language, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural Science. Grades are awarded on an “A” through “F” scale, depending on how many of the seven core subjects institutions require. To earn an “A,” a school must require all students to study at least six of these foundational subjects.
“The pandemic is upending higher education and forcing families to pay more attention to the value proposition of a collegiate education,” the council’s president, Michael Poliakoff, said. “Students must be educated to think critically and be prepared to navigate an uncertain career path. Liberal education is essential not only for providing our workforce with creative and critical thinkers, but for cultivating the kind of informed, conscious, and engaged citizens that representative democracies require.”