Associated Colleges of the Midwest
) is a consortium of 13 private liberal arts colleges
, primarily in the
Midwestern United States
colleges are located in five states
(Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado).
was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Chicago.
consortium's current president is Chris Welna.
The member colleges are:
One of the ACM's largest initiatives is coordination of several
off-campus study programs, which are available to students at any
college or university, though many participants come from the ACM
member institutions. Study programs include both domestic programs
and international programs (study
). ACM off-campus study programs have been offered since
1960. Many programs emphasize off-campus study with a liberal arts
The following programs are currently offered:
- Chicago Programs: Business, Entrepreneurship, &
- Chicago Programs: Chicago Arts
- Chicago Programs: Urban
- Newberry Seminar in the Humanities
- Oak Ridge Science Semester