DWU named ‘College of Distinction’ for fifth year
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Dakota Wesleyan University is once again featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, an online college guide that takes a fresh look at colleges and universities appealing to students’ unique and varied interests.
Dakota Wesleyan is the only South Dakota college listed on the site and this is its fifth year.
High school college counselors and educators nominate colleges and universities for recognition by Colleges of Distinction, which then evaluates each school based on qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.
Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed, according to its press release. The selection process reviews factors including the school’s first-year experience, general education program, experiential components of the curriculum, the strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction.
“We focus on colleges that are deeply dedicated to students' learning,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ offer innovative learning experiences that educate, nurture and transform students."