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Lipscomb named a 2018-19 College of Distinction

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CollDistinction_2018_badgeLipscomb University has once again been honored as a College of Distinction. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education.

Lipscomb is among about 370 universities across the country named to the 2018-19 list. Other institutions receiving this designation include the Pepperdine University, the University of Miami, Wheaton College, Butler University, the University of Louisville, Wake Forest University and Tulane University among others.

“We are thrilled to recognize Lipscomb University as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Lipscomb University’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of High-Impact Educational Practices that are most crucial for student development, is impressive. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

Schritter said the 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 the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

Colleges of Distinction is a nationally recognized, web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors who are in the college search process. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors, and then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research.

“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. As a College of Distinction, Lipscomb University stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

According to the Colleges of Distinction website, a College of Distinction is nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school, strongly focused on teaching undergraduates and whose students are taught by credentialed professors, not by graduate students or teaching assistants, home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, an active campus with many opportunities for personal development and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation.

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