Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)
The university has joined with four other private colleges in the Twin Cities to form the ACTC, a legal entity designed to facilitate cooperative activities among the five benefiting institutions. Augsburg College in Minneapolis and Hamline University, Macalester College and St. Catherine University in St. Paul are the other institutions that make up this consortium with St. Thomas. These institutions possess more than 40 years of cooperative academic activity, including student access to courses taught at the various institutions and tuition subsidies available to staff, faculty and their families.
ACTC operates an intercampus bus system that transports students among the institutions to take courses at schools other than their own. About 250 students take advantage of exchange courses each semester. In some cases, faculty members from one institution will teach a course on another campus. In addition to the course exchange, St. Thomas students may choose a major or minor area of concentration at any of the other four institutions. For more information on the ACTC visit www.actc-mn.org.