UD Named to A List for Preparing Graduates for Success
The University of Dallas is among 21 colleges and universities nationwide to earn
an "A" rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in its fourth
edition of "What Will They Learn?" The study, which graded 1,070 institutions with
an "A" through "F" on the strength of each school's general education curriculum,
aimed to identify those that best prepare undergraduates for the workforce.
In addition to being named to the organization's "A" List of schools that provide
graduates with the "broad-based skills and knowledge to succeed in the global marketplace,"
the university has been designated a "Hidden Gem" and is one of only three schools
to receive credit for every requirement.
"We are extremely pleased that our unique Core curriculum has earned ACTA's highest
rating," said Charles W. Eaker, dean of the university's Constantin College of Liberal
Arts. "Our students graduate with more than a specific knowledge of their discipline,
which enables them to excel in a wide variety of leadership roles like doctors, teachers,
software engineers, economists, lawyers, politicians, scientists and even bishops."
"Students are graduating into one of the most inhospitable job markets in American
history and a time of challenging civic responsibilities; and they're doing it with
record debt," said Anne D. Neal, president of ACTA. "'What Will They Learn?' examines
which schools are making a solid commitment to a broad academic foundation and which
ones simply don't make the grade."
For more information on ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report, visit www.WhatWillTheyLearn.com.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is an independent, non-profit organization
committed to academic freedom, excellence and accountability at America's colleges
and universities. Since its founding in 1995, ACTA has counseled boards, educated
the public and published reports about such issues as good governance, historical
literacy, core curricula, the free exchange of ideas and accreditation in higher education.