COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephens College (https://www.stephens.edu/#), the nation's 2nd oldest women's college, has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning recognition as a College of Distinction.
"We are so honored by this recognition," said Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Brian Sajko. "Colleges of Distinction is focused on the student experience, a commitment we share. Our first-year experience coursework, outreach and programming from our Student Success Center, our commitment to experiential learning, and the expansion of our study abroad programs are just a few of the foundational ways we are working to provide the best student experience.
"Participation in our career-readiness programming is a non-credit graduation requirement for every undergraduate residential student. This leads to students who are more prepared to enter the workforce, and that's a core part of our mission.
"And finally, we have reduced tuition beginning in the Fall of 2019. The Stephens Solution: College Affordability Plan (https://www.stephens.edu/admissions-and-aid/stephenssolution/) simplifies tuition pricing for everyone and promotes affordability for all those who dream of a private college education."
Stephens College was selected as a College of Distinction on the basis that the she adheres to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Stephens College 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 Stephens College'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. 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. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Stephens College stands out."
Founded in 1833, Stephens College is an institution committed to her mission: Learn. Grow. Lead. The second-oldest women's college in the country, Stephens is resilient and optimistic, faithful to her traditions, and eager to embrace whatever the future may bring. Focused on the creative arts and health sciences, Stephens continues to prepare graduates for lives of distinction, integrity and service. The College is located in Columbia, Missouri, often recognized as College Town U.S.A.
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