AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleges of Distinction announces the release of its public colleges guidebook today. The Public Colleges of Distinction 2016 guidebook is a unique, thoroughly researched resource for students, counselors and parents who want a personalized approach to the college application and selection process.
New colleges featured in the 2016 guidebook include:
- Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
- SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
- The University of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise, VA
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
For the complete list of the Public Colleges of Distinction 2016 and additional information, see http://collegesofdistinction.com/badge/public/.
Colleges of Distinction goes beyond the biased assumptions of mainstream numerical rankings and popularity surveys to find the best schools to include in its guidebook. Available online at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E7W07DQ), the guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates by meeting each student's individual interests, needs and career aspirations.
"The Public Colleges of Distinction 2016 guidebook highlights schools that offer vibrant campus communities, outstanding classroom ratios and overall unique involvement that focus on student engagement, excellence and success after graduation," said Carrie Smith, The University of Montevallo media relations and communications specialist. "This is an ideal resource for high school students and their parents during the college selection process."
Each college is subject to a rigorous research process before it is featured 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 staff.
This research produces verifiable results across Four Distinctions — Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes.
"The schools with profiles in this guidebook emphasize core skills such as critical thinking, writing, research and global perspectives. They must also offer out-of-classroom learning programs," said Executive Editor Tyson Schritter. "Each school provides an excellent undergraduate education as well as valuable life experience."
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
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