AUSTIN, Texas, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleges of Distinction announces the release of its Christian colleges guidebook and its list of newest schools. The Christian Colleges of Distinction 2016 guidebook is a unique, thoroughly researched resource for those who want a personalized approach to the college application and selection process.
New colleges in the 2016 guidebook are:
- Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
- Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC
- Concordia University, Seward, NE
- Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
For the complete list of the Christian Colleges of Distinction 2016 and additional information, see http://collegesofdistinction.com/badge/christian/.
The schools featured in the guidebook are not usually found by scanning the top-10 colleges in an annual numerical ranking. The guide, available online at Amazon (https://amzn.com/B01F6HIH1A), features Christian colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate education as well as valuable life experiences.
"Christian Colleges of Distinction 2016 provides an invaluable resource to students and their families who are exploring the unique mission and distinction of a private, Christian education," said Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D., president, Messiah College, a Christian College of Distinction.
"This guidebook helps students better understand the essence of a faith-based campus community: the character of its students and educators; the quality of teaching and scholarship; outstanding preparation for life and career; a commitment to diversity, service and community engagement; abundant co-curricular learning and programs; and vibrant campus ministries and opportunities for spiritual growth," said Phipps.
Each college is subject to a rigorous research process before it is listed in the guidebook. This includes in-person campus visits, interviews with a cross-section of the campus community, school records research and discussions with admissions directors and more.
This research produces verifiable results across Four Distinctions — Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes.
"The schools emphasize core skills such as critical thinking, writing, research and global perspectives," said Executive Editor Tyson Schritter. "They also offer out-of-classroom learning programs, have smaller class sizes and focus on students' individual needs."
About Colleges of Distinction
Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information visit CollegesofDistinction.com
Direct media inquiries to: Tyson Schritter, Executive Editor, email@example.com, 512-994-0203 x708
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