McKendree University is a ‘College of Distinction’

College of Distinction logoRecognition for Excellence in Student-Focused Education

Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year. It is among a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes.

High school college counselors and educators nominate colleges and universities for recognition by Colleges of Distinction, which then evaluates each school based on qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed. The selection process reviews such factors as the school’s first-year experience, general education program, experiential components of the curriculum, the strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction.

“We focus on colleges that are deeply dedicated to students’ learning,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ offer innovative learning experiences that educate, nurture and transform students.”

To view McKendree University’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit CollegeofDistinction.com.

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McKendree Universityis a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for 2014.

Colleges of Distinction is a website and corresponding e-guidebook dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. CollegeofDistinction.com offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents and counselors. It includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.