Participating Institutions

Forty-nine institutions, in total, participated in the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education. The Center of Inquiry launched the study in the fall of 2006 with 19 institutions. In fall 2007, seven new institutions joined the study and Wabash College entered for a second round of assessments. An additional twenty-six institutions began the study in fall 2008. Included in this cohort were three returning institutions: Wabash College, Hampshire College, and the University of Rhode Island.

Click year below to see list of institutions that entered the study in the fall of that year:

 2008                    2007                        2006


Small Colleges  
Alverno College Lasell College
Augustana College Marlboro College
Bard College at Simon's Rock New College of Florida
Bennington College Oxford College of Emory University
Blackburn College Prescott College
Carleton College Ripon College
College of the Holy Cross Wabash College
Hampshire College Warren Wilson College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Wheelock College
Community College
Community College of Rhode Island
Brandeis University University of Rhode Island
Drew University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Millersville University Worcester State University
Salem State University



Small Colleges Universities
Allegheny College Delaware State University
Franklin College Fairfield University
Vassar College North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Wabash College University of Rhode Island


Small Colleges  Community Colleges
Alma College Ivy Tech Community College
Bard College*  Kirkwood Community College
Coe College 
Columbia College (SC)* Universities
Connecticut College Butler University
Gustavus Adolphus College San José State University*
Hamilton College University of Kentucky
Hampshire College University of Michigan
Hope College  University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wabash College* University of Notre Dame*
Whittier College*   

* institutions participating in in-depth interviews