The Outcomes of a Liberal Arts Education: State of Research 

Mellon Research Forum essays address the question of what we know today about the history and the various potential effects of liberal arts education and offer ideas about how scholars might pursue new research. Read More

College and Beyond II: The 21st Century Measuring the Impact of Liberal Arts Education 

A new research initiative—in collaboration with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan—will gather data to support research concerning the impacts on, and outcomes of, students who pursue a liberal arts education at a wide range of colleges and universities. Read More

Grants for Research on the Liberal Arts

Since 2017, the Mellon Research Forum has funded new qualitative and quantitative research into outcomes of liberal arts education, including impacts on well being, cognitive development, physical and mental health, and civic and political participation.

Research Forum Reports