AUSTIN, Texas, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleges of Distinction announces the release of its "Catholic Colleges of Distinction 2016" guidebook today. The guidebook is a unique, thoroughly researched resource for students, counselors and parents who want a personalized approach to the college application and selection process.
Colleges of Distinction goes beyond traditional rankings and statistical lists to find schools that may otherwise be overlooked. The guidebook, available online at Amazon (http://amzn.com/B01DD1D2QQ), features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates.
"I am pleased to recommend the 'Catholic Colleges of Distinction 2016,'" said Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, president of Saint Francis University, PA. "The book is a helpful tool for prospective college students and their parents. This handy resource provides succinct, informational synopses of Catholic schools nationwide, giving information from price range to programs offered. The guidebook also provides practical advice pertinent to the college search process. The reader will find it an essential tool to consult frequently during the quest to find a Catholic college."
Each college is subject to a rigorous research process before it is listed. This includes in-person campus visits, interviews with a cross-section of the campus community, school records research, discussions with admissions directors and more.
This research produces verifiable results across Four Distinctions — Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes. It also highlights education practices such as internships, global learning, capstone courses and more.
"Every one of these colleges excels in the four areas we have defined as most important in the college experience: attracting and supporting engaged students, promoting and understanding teaching, encouraging a vibrant campus life, and producing successful graduates," said Executive Editor Tyson Schritter. "But every one of them does so in different ways."
Colleges in the guidebook are not ranked so each person can find the most personalized fit. See the following link http://collegesofdistinction.com/badge/catholic/ for more information and a list of the "Catholic Colleges of Distinction 2016."
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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