Measuring Internationalization at Liberal Arts Colleges

Madeleine F. Green & Laura Siaya
American Council on Education
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This publication examines the responses given by 187 liberal arts colleges to a 2001 institutional survey conducted by ACE and expands on the findings presented in the 2003 ACE report titled Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses. It reports a medium level of overall internationalization for liberal arts colleges, with 49 percent scoring "medium" or three on a five-point scale. It also provides scores for each dimension of the internationalization index, compares the top two quartiles of liberal arts colleges ("highly active") with the bottom three, and outlines activities that are more exclusive to highly active colleges.