Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges
When choosing colleges, one of the biggest decisions is the type of college or university. Among the considerations are large research universities, smaller masters-level universities and small liberal arts colleges. A lot of attention in college selection is put on large universities because of their national prominence, but a new study finds some interesting outcomes for liberal arts colleges. Some of the things that liberal arts colleges are know for are:
students talk with faculty members about nonacademic and academic subjects outside class
students take a large role in class discussions
students discuss philosophical or ethical issues in many classes
most professors knew their students' first names
professors encourage students to examine the strengths and weaknesses of one's views, and course work emphasizes questions on which there is not necessarily a correct answer
Read the article and learn about some of the outcomes for liberal arts graduates.