Waynesburg University was named a 2020-2021 College of Distinction July 1 for the fifth consecutive year. The University was also named a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and a Christian College of Distinction.
The award recognizes American higher education institutions for their commitment to the implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, which are evaluated according to Four Distinctions - Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes.
Waynesburg’s business, education and nursing fields of study also received specialized recognition by Colleges of Distinction.
We’re looking for qualities such as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Waynesburg University really exemplifies these qualities.”
“We complete a thorough review of the programs before granting the honors,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “We’re looking for qualities such as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Waynesburg University really exemplifies these qualities.”
Overall, Colleges of Distinction’s selection process includes detailed interviews and research of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan and student satisfaction, among other factors.
Colleges of Distinction is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a “one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students.” Founder Wes Creel’s intention was to draw more attention to schools where student-centered education prevailed in applying theory to practice while fostering a dynamic learning community.
“Each school is different, just as every student is different,” said Creel. “There is no number-one college for everyone, so we never rank those in our cohort. Waynesburg’s inclusion is informed by the unique ways it commits to achieving success.”
To view Waynesburg University’s profile, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.
About Colleges of Distinction
Since 2000, Colleges of Distinction has been committed to honoring schools throughout the U.S. for true excellence in higher education. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. Its website provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.
About Waynesburg University
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional studies in Southpointe. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.