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Southwestern College Recognized Again as a College of Distinction

For the second consecutive year, Southwestern College has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Southwestern College as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Southwestern’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of high-impact educational practices that are most crucial for student development. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. 

“We are very pleased to once again be included in the Colleges of Distinction recognition this year,” says Ross Peterson-Veatch, vice president for academic affairs at Southwestern College.  “While other ranking organizations use figures that do not represent the whole student experience that we offer, Colleges of Distinction does a remarkable job of gathering information that is directly relevant to the kind of education ag真人平台app is proud to provide.  We applaud their effort to tell the real story of colleges and to raise the profile of the importance of their four distinctions.  Higher education is critical for the future of our students and our communities and it is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to both.”

"Colleges of Distinction is far more than a ranking list of colleges and universities,” said Schritter. “We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Southwestern College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have honored schools throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher 教育。 The cohort of schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

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