AUSTIN, Texas, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleges of Distinction has released its Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook, and it is available for immediate download. The comprehensive guidebook is a unique and thoroughly researched resource for those who want a reliable and personalized approach to the college selection and application process, specifically for those evaluating public colleges and universities.
"This Guidebook is an excellent tool for prospective students and parents. Speaking as a University President and the parent of a teenager engaged in the college search process, it represents a concise way to help find the school that is a best fit for the student and offers valuable advice to make the transition to college an easy and successful one," says Dr. John Nicklow, Ph.D., President of University of New Orleans.
To be chosen as a College of Distinction featured in the annual guidebook, each college is subject to rigorous research before it can be listed. This includes in-person campus visits, school records research, interviews with the campus community and admissions directors and much more.
This research produces verifiable results across Four Distinctions — Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes.
"The school profiles in this book emphasize core skills such as critical thinking, writing, research and global perspectives. The colleges must also offer out-of-classroom learning programs," said Colleges of Distinction's Chief Operating Officer Tyson Schritter. "Each one is successfully making a student's college years not just an education but a valuable life experience."
Listed below is a small sampling of Public Colleges of Distinction included in the 2017 guidebook:
- Eastern Connecticut State University
- University of New Orleans
- Northern Michigan University
- Midwestern State University
- Colorado Mesa University
To view the complete list of all colleges and universities selected for the Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook and learn more about becoming a College of Distinction, please visit the company's site for more information.
About Colleges of Distinction
Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have 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. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors.
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