Woodbury Honored Among 2018-19 National Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction, an unconventional college guide that features schools with engaging programs, has recognized Woodbury for its committed implementation of high impact educational practices. The Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019 honor is the fourth consecutive year for the university.

Woodbury has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, Woodbury focuses on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships with local and global businesses, and ensuring that its processes, services, and environment all enrich the student experience.

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

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 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. Recognized as a College of Distinction, Woodbury stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have honored schools throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The cohort of schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. CollegesofDistinction.com.

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