Jim Durham, News Bureau Director
Georgetown College has received the highest score among Kentucky’s U.S. News & World Report nationally-ranked private liberal arts colleges and universities profiled (Berea, Centre, Georgetown, Transylvania) by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (www.goacta.org) in its most recent “What Will They Learn” report. The recognition is for requiring completion of courses in core subjects to assure that students learn what they need to know to succeed after graduation. Key areas include composition, literature, foreign language, mathematics and natural or physical science.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities. Its “What Will They Learn” report goes beyond rankings to help prospective students in their college selection process.
Here is a breakdown of the latest accolades to come Georgetown College’s way – rankings and recognitions that are a matter of great Tiger Pride for 2010.
Georgetown College . . .
- Received the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s1 highest score among Kentucky’s U.S. News & World Report nationally-ranked private liberal arts colleges and universities it profiled (Berea, Centre, Georgetown, Transylvania) for requiring completion of courses in core subjects and assuring that students learn what they need to know2 to succeed after graduation.
- Foreign Language
- Natural or Physical Science
- Shows improvement in Faculty Resources, Graduation Rate Performance, Academic Reputation/Peer Assessment, and Graduate/Retention and is now a Tier I U.S. News & World Report3 National Liberal Arts College, along with Asbury, Berea, Centre, and Transylvania.
- Included among the Forbes.com4 listing of America’s best colleges (3rd year).
- Invited to join the 58-member Southern University Conference of quality educational institutions. Membership includes, among others, Berea, Centre, Davidson, Eckerd, and Elon Colleges, along with Furman, Mercer, Transylvania, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest Universities.
- Is Kentucky’s only private college listed among America’s 100 Best College Buys®5 (12 consecutive years) and the only one listed among both America’s Best Christian Colleges® (14 consecutive years) and America’s 100 Best College Buys®.