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Several smaller liberal arts colleges have already taken the step, but the move from the University of Chicago (ranked #3 in the U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings) marks a watershed moment in the higher education world.
Clougherty, as per posts on her Twitter account, she is apparently headed into her first year at Elon University, a liberal arts college in North Carolina.
Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences serving more than 5,100 students, from 40 states and more than three dozen countries.
The small liberal arts school exhibits some of the most valuable books in the country, including Birds of America by John James Audubon — a set of life-sized engravings by the wildlife pioneer valued at around $12 million.
University of Saint Katherine was founded in 2010 and offers bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts and sciences.
Leaders of the liberal arts college in Newton failed to notify state regulators ahead of time or create a contingency plan for how students would finish their degrees.
Other expensive liberal arts colleges with high percentages of disabled students include Pitzer in California (18%), Vassar in New York, Reed in Oregon and Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts (all three at 16%) and Haverford in Pennsylvania (15%).
More College is a Catholic liberal arts college in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
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Why do we call the liberal arts "liberal"?
The liberal in liberal arts, a cornerstone of the education of so many, has very little to do with political leanings; its roots can be traced to the Latin word liber, meaning “free, unrestricted.” Our language took the term from the Latin liberales artes, which described the education given to freeman and members of the upper classes, and involved training in the mind (grammar, logic, geometry, etc.). The lower classes were educated in the servile arts, which were mechanical or occupational in nature. The phrase liberal arts has been part of our language for a very long time, with use dating back to the 14th century.
LIBERAL ARTS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of liberal arts for English Language Learners
: areas of study (such as history, language, and literature) that are intended to give you general knowledge rather than to develop specific skills needed for a profession
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