Mount Union Earns National Recognitions from Colleges of Distinction

October 06, 2017

EducationBusinessALLIANCE, Ohio — By demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices, the University of Mount Union has been named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

Mount Union has created a unique learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experiences, but they also participate in character-building service learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, collaborative projects, undergraduate research, study abroad opportunities and internships. 

Mount Union was recognized as a College of Distinction for its academic programs in business, engineering, education and nursing.


“We are honored to name the University of Mount Union as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction applauds Mount Union for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum and providing every student with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.” 

The annual process of selecting the nation’s Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the “four distinctions”—engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, general education program, strategic plan, alumni success, satisfaction measures and more.

“Colleges of Distinction is much more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. Our goal is to select the best schools who are 100 percent focused on the student experience, and producing the most well-rounded graduates that are prepared for a global society and economy,” said Schritter. “Becoming a College of Distinction, like Mount Union, is proof that the institutions we select are fully invested in their students’ success, beginning on day one, and continuing through the rest of their lives.” 

To view Mount Union’s Colleges of Distinction profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit

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