AU recognized as a "College of Distinction"

Mon, 2013-08-26 15:13 -- univcomm
August 26, 2013

Anderson University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

"To once again be recognized as a 'College of Distinction' is an honor," said Dr. Marie Morris, Provost. "Anderson University’s faculty are exceptional, not only because they are highly competent in their field, but also because they have a deep love for learning, for our students, and for engaging students in discovering their own thoughts, gifts, and abilities. Passionate and rigorous learning is a hallmark of the AU experience."

Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors, and then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

"I believe the outstanding employment rate and success of our graduates is a result of how AU faculty blend liberal arts inquiry and experiential learning in a way that students are well prepared for life-long employment," added Morris. "And, because we integrate faith and discovery our faculty help cultivate wisdom. I’m delighted for this recognition."

The Colleges of Distinction are currently featured online and will be featured in the Colleges of Distinction eGuidebook available this fall.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.