"A number of Catholic colleges and universities recommended in The Cardinal Newman Society’s The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College received high rankings from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) last month in their “What Will They Learn? 2015-16” report that rates colleges on having a “solid core curriculum” for general education." continues The Cardinal Newman Society.
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“What Will They Learn?™ rates each college on how many of seven core subjects the institution (or, in many cases, the Arts & Sciences or Liberal Arts divisions) requires,” according to the report’s ratings criteria.
“The subjects are: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural or Physical Science. The grade is based on a detailed examination of the latest publicly-available online course catalogs at the time of review.”
Only 24 of the 1,108 institutions surveyed received an “A”rating. The report gave 371 colleges and universities a “B” rating...
Authors of the survey said it is “essential” that students:
- be proficient in reading and writing;
- understand enough math, science and economics to be able to function in a modern, 21st century society;
- be able to communicate in a foreign language since we live in an increasingly interconnected world;
- have sufficient working knowledge of the history and governing institutions of this country to prepare them for informed citizenship.
Source: The Cardinal Newman Society