Elmira College Named Among National Colleges of Distinction
Published: Monday August 26, 2019
Elmira College has received national recognition for the integrity of its truly individualized and engaging education. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student growth and success, Elmira College confirms its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction.
This award is unique among popular college guide classifications, which typically rank schools on the basis of unrelated factors like the size of endowment, selectivity, and faculty salaries. Elmira College instead earns its recognition for the excellence exhibited in the classroom, incorporating high-impact practices throughout every student's undergraduate education. Such student-centered programs include character-building first-year seminars, community-based learning programs, service-learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, study abroad programs, and internships.
In addition to College of Distinction honor, Elmira College received specialized recognition in Business, Education, Nursing, and Career Development. 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. Elmira College has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.
"Student success is a given at Elmira College," said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. "All of its programs are backed with broad perspectives across the liberal arts. Every student is pushed to be inquisitive and active. And with such extensive experiential learning opportunities, it's no wonder why Elmira's graduates feel expertly prepared by their professional education."
Elmira College's specialized badges represent a curriculum that invest in students' innovative, critical thinking. Colleges of Distinction grants this further honor after a thorough review on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record for success.
"We are honored to again be recognized as a College of Distinction," said Dr. Charles Lindsay, president of Elmira College. "An Elmira College education pairs academic excellence with high-caliber faculty, offers life-changing and immersive learning opportunities, includes vibrant co-curricular options in an engaging campus environment, and provides an experience and a bond that fosters leadership, success, and friendships that last a lifetime."
To view Elmira College's profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.