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MC honored for distinctive educational excellence

09/20/2012
Monmouth College is now featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education.
           
“Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction.
           
“With inclusion in Colleges of Distinction, Monmouth College begins to establish its place in a community of outstanding colleges and universities,” said associate dean of academic affairs Bren Tooley. “Colleges of Distinction offers us opportunities to increase our national visibility and provides incentive to enhance our academic programs and to concentrate upon the quality, scope and depth of the educational experiences we provide. It also offers the chance to create valuable new networks and partnerships. This is a great step forward.” 
           
Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors’ recommendations as well as quantitative research. Once nominated, the colleges are assessed using the “Four Distinctions” – student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Schools featured on CollegesofDistinction.com must meet minimum standards in each category.
           
Monmouth College was found to excel in all “Four Distinctions” and will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction website.
           
CollegeofDistinction.com offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.
           
“While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education,” Schritter said.
           
To view Monmouth College’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.