Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a network of 23 private, non-profit, residential colleges and universities. ACI works with business and community leaders to help low-income, minority, and first-generation students persist and succeed in college and to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of independent higher education.
Explore the creative ways Illinois’ smaller, private colleges and universities address some of the most challenging issues facing elementary, secondary, and higher education.
Private liberal arts colleges like those of ACI achieve higher rates of degree completion and alumni satisfaction than public universities. Alumni of these colleges generally have lower debt than other students, are more satisfied with their education, and more engaged in their communities. Explore the Power of Liberal Arts.
Associated Colleges of Illinois has a new leadership team to move the organization toward success this year. In May 2015, ACI’s Board of Directors approved a new, streamlined Executive Committee, which includes ACI’s three elected officers, together with key committee chairs, and three members-at-large. Meet our new Executive Committee…