CARROLL UNIVERSITY NAMED A COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION IN 2021-2022 COHORT

Author: Kelly Gehringer

Published Date: 8/10/2021

Categories: Academics University News


The University Also Received Specialized Recognition in Five Categories
 
Carroll University has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, Carroll claims its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction. 
 
Colleges of Distinction’s longstanding support for student-centered schools highlight those that traditional rankings often overlook. Founder Wes Creel created Colleges of Distinction to draw more attention to schools like Carroll University whose student-centered education prevails in applying theory to practice while fostering a dynamic learning community. 
Colleges of Distinction’s selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools 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. These principles are all informed by the High-Impact Practices to prioritize the ways that institutions enable students to have a fulfilling, individualized college experience.
Every student has their own unique set of abilities, their own goals, and their own ideal settings in which they would thrive,” said Creel. “That’s why we don’t rank our schools. It’s about finding the best opportunities for each individual’s needs and desires.” Carroll’s inclusion is informed by the unique ways it commits to achieving success.
In addition to being honored as a College of Distinction, Carroll University also received specialized recognition in Business, Education, Nursing, Career Development and Military Support. These additional accolades were born out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical and soft-skills development. Carroll has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.
 
To view Carroll’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit https://collegesofdistinction.com/school/carroll-university/
 
About Colleges of Distinction
Since 2000, Colleges of Distinction has been 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. Its website provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.
 
Carroll University  
Carroll University was incorporated in 1846, making it Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning. Situated in Waukesha, the independent, co-educational comprehensive university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and offers more than 95 areas of study, multiple graduate programs and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. For more information, visit www.carrollu.edu, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.