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Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education

CIC has launched a national, multi-pronged initiative to promote the liberal arts and the effectiveness of independent higher education. This site includes links to data, op-eds, articles, speeches, blog posts, and videos that highlight how liberal arts and independent liberal arts colleges produce graduates who are among the best prepared for success in their personal, career, and community lives. For more information, see About the Campaign or learn what you can do to promote the liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Photo Contest Winners

Libby and Art hit the road this past winter and spring!

See the winning contest photos.

Liberal Arts in Action Symposium

Data and Research

Featured Report
Council of Independent Colleges
September 2015

 Liberal Arts Resources


 Recently Added Resources


 Promote the Liberal Arts

CIC has compiled a list of opportunities and resources you can use to help promote the liberal arts on your campus or to a wider audience.


 Learn More


 Campaign Donors

CIC is grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of the liberal arts campaign:

Arthur Vining Davis
Carnegie Corporation of New
The Endeavor Foundation
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
Gladys Krieble Delmas

Three firms have donated a day of their expert service to the campaign:

John Lawlor of The Lawlor
Robert Sevier of Stamats
Ruth Sims of Noel-Levitz