Waynesburg University was recently named a national College of Distinction in recognition of its innovative application of high impact educational practices.
“We’re so happy to award Waynesburg University for developing skills relevant to graduates’ lives,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. “High student engagement in college is one of the keys to a successful undergraduate education. With an increasing emphasis on hands-on learning techniques, Colleges of Distinction applauds Waynesburg for practicing methodologies that prepare students for their futures.”
To be named a College of Distinction, schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions, which include engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes. Each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment and curricular innovation.
Institutions that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.
The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction measures.
“The value of a Waynesburg University degree combined with our distinct mission and programs set us apart,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “This recognition is a testament to that.”
Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience.
“Colleges of Distinction is more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. We only include colleges that offer every student a holistic and valuable experience,” said Schritter. “The Colleges of Distinction have earned solid reputations for serving their students and nurturing success. Like Waynesburg, our member schools provide the affirming undergraduate experience every student deserves.”
Waynesburg University has also been named a Christian College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction.
For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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