Ideal education, Practical Results

Whether it’s the college readiness index, Verbal, Math, or Writing SAT performance, or ACT scores, students at ACCS member schools score above all other types of schools— public, religious, and even independent.  Independent schools are typically college preparatory schools that charge an average of $20,000 per year.*  Our schools outperform all of these categories, charging much lower tuition— averaging under $8000 per year.

While you might expect our students to excel in verbal and reading scores, our schools were also the top performing in math.  And, our schools place students in nearly every selective college in the country.

But it’s not just the numbers that are impressive.  If you visit any of our schools, particularly the ones with high-schools, you’ll notice the difference in manners, poise, and wisdom.  The ACCS president visits dozens of ACCS member schools every year:

“One thing that still surprises me are the juniors and seniors I meet when I visit schools.  School to school, state to state, wherever I go, the students stand out.  I can have a conversation with them about important things, deeper things right in the school cafeteria.  They’re confident, and polite.  They cheerfully greet me in the hallways.  They think.  They’re the kind of kids I want my own children to become.”

David Goodwin, President, ACCS

* Source CAPE Average private school tuition: Table 205.50 Digest of Educational Statistics, NAES.

Class of 2015:

Where Are the Graduates Attending College?

Sample Size: 932

Number of the sample who reported attending these selective colleges & universities: 254 (27%)

Christian Colleges &
Universities

20 Covenant College
17 Grove City College
17 Wheaton College
14 Hillsdale College
9 Calvin College
9 LeTourneau Univ.
9 New Saint Andrews
8 Whitworth University
7 The King’s College
4 Geneva City College
3 Bryan College
3 Patrick Henry College
2 Biola University
2 Houston Baptist Univ
2 Reformation Bible C.
2 Faulkner University
1 New College Franklin
1 William Penn Honors
Total: 129

U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 National Universities

10 U. of Virginia
6 Georgia Tech
5 Notre Dame
5 Rice University
5 Stanford University
4 Boston University
4 Duke University
4 New York University
3 Dartmouth College
3 Johns Hopkins University
3 Northwestern
3 U. of Pennsylvania
3 Wake Forest University
3 Coll. of William & Mary
2 Emory University
2 Georgetown University
2 Harvard University
2 Princeton University
2 U. Cal San Diego
2 Tulane University
2 U. of Chicago
2 UCLA
2 U. of North Carolina
2 Wash. Univ. in St. Louis
1 Boston College
1 Brandeis University
1 Brown University
1 Cal. Institute of Tech.
1 Carnegie Mellon
1 College University
1 U. of Illinois-Urbana
1 U. of Michigan
1 U. Cal. at Berkeley
1 USC
1 U. of Wisconsin
Total: 93 Students

U.S. News & World Report
Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges

Member schools: For high resolution downloads, go to the MRC and search “statistical charts.”