The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) released the 2015–16 edition of What Will They Learn?,
a review of more than 1,100 institutions across the country. The results show that most colleges and universities
are failing students by allowing them to graduate with vast gaps in their skills and knowledge. America's universities
are graduating functionally illiterate, non-educated, "privileged" young adults who have virtually no real-world skills
or any real understanding of how society works.
“It’s no wonder that so many employers cannot find the graduates they need,” 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 providing real value for the vast amounts families must pay. Regrettably, very few are ensuring
students have the solid foundation they will need for success after graduation.”
What Will They Learn? finds that the majority of college-educated students graduate without exposure to fundamental
courses like American history, basic economics or literature. At many institutions, it is possible for students to
graduate with little more knowledge of these basic courses than a high school student, often after paying $200,000
or more for their degree.
Only 24 institutions receive an “A” grade for requiring at least six of seven subjects that are essential to a liberal
arts education: literature, composition, economics, math, intermediate-level foreign language, science and American
Get the full report here: www.whatwilltheylearn.com