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Serving the Public Good

Here at The Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges, we believe that a liberal arts education offers students the most valuable preparation for a lifetime of meaningful and productive work in an ever-changing world. Our institutions provide the framework for students to develop their intellectual and personal capacities, strengthen their commitment to civic responsibility, and promote personal growth and happiness.  


Annapolis Group institutions help prepare students to:

  • Think clearly, analytically, creatively, and critically;

  • Understand the various ways to construct knowledge and create meaning;

  • Make effective use of technology;

  • Work collaboratively and successfully within diverse social environments;

  • Communicate effectively;

  • Grapple insightfully with ethical problems, adopt considered and rationally defensible moral positions, and then apply their ethical judgments through action with consistency and compassion; and

  • Embrace the obligation to function as informed, responsible citizens of their local, regional, and national communities and, ultimately, the world.

We do this by relying, first of all, upon faculty who are committed to teaching which is informed by continuing research and creative activity. Our member colleges also work to instill these core values throughout the college campus.  

Finally, we believe that the diverse and yet closely knit residential collegiate communities characteristic of the Annapolis Group colleges create the educational environments uniquely suited to achieving these goals and indeed supporting transformative undergraduate education.


Since 1983, we’ve been supporting our members in a variety of ways to promote collaboration and sharing of ideas, best practices, and promoting the values of liberal arts education. Through several forms of outreach, the Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges draws public attention to the educational goals and distinctive strengths of its member institutions and facilitates their participation in national conversations relating to higher education.

Just imagine what we can achieve together!

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