Elmira College Again Named a National College of Distinction
Published: Wednesday July 01, 2020
Elmira College was recently recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, experiential education by Colleges of Distinction. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, the College confirms its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction.
While higher education has changed over the last 20 years, Colleges of Distinction's selection process has stayed consistent-conducting in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools themselves about each institution's freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more-and accepting only those that adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. Overlaid in the last few years have been a look into High-Impact Practices. This model prioritizes the opportunities institutions have for students that make for a fulfilling, individualized college experience.
In addition to the 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.
"We complete a thorough review of the programs before granting the honors," said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer 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 Elmira College really exemplifies these qualities."
The Elmira College education program graduates future educators who are not only knowledgeable, but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. The accredited Nursing program provides students an opportunity to for hands-on learning experiences early in their degree program, combined with an opportunity to work with medical students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Elmira campus. The business program incorporates globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations along with the required effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies.
"We are honored to again be recognized as a College of Distinction," said Dr. Elizabeth Lambert, Elmira College's vice president of enrollment management and student life. "An Elmira College education truly meets the needs and expectations of our students and an ever-changing workforce by blending the liberal arts, professional programs, and our history of hands-on, immersive learning."
To view Elmira College's profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.