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Mount Union Earns Continued National Recognitions from Colleges of Distinction

June 09, 2020

ALLIANCE, Ohio — For the third consecutive year, the University of Mount Union has earned the honor of being named a national College of Distinction.

The institution has been committed to continuing to offer a hands-on education grounded in the liberal arts tradition that prepares students to be leaders in their future careers.

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, Mount Union has received specialized recognition for its programs in education, engineering and nursing. These additional accolades were borne out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical- and soft-skills development. Mount Union has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training and abundant opportunities for real-world application.


Mount Union was also newly recognized as a College of Distinction for its work in career development in making sure its students are successful upon graduation. 

“We complete a thorough review of the programs before granting the honors,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating oficer for Colleges of Distinction. “We’re looking for qualities such as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Mount Union really exemplifies these qualities.”

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.

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About Colleges of Distinction: Now in its 20th year, Colleges of Distinction is committed to honoring schools throughout the U.S. for true excellence in higher education. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit