Dean College has once again been recognized for its honorable commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow, and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students. This is the seventh consecutive year that the College has earned this honor. Dean also received Colleges of Distinction badges for Business (sixth consecutive year) and Career Development (fourth consecutive year).
Colleges of Distinction believes that a thorough selection process requires more than an overview of institutional data, statistics and size of endowment. Instead, the Colleges of Distinction selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, 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 both inside and outside of the classroom.
“When we focus all of our attention on how schools stack up against one another, we lose track of what really matters: the students themselves,” said Wes Creel, Founder of Colleges of Distinction. “Every student has individual needs and their own environment in which they’re most likely to thrive. We want to extend our praise to the schools that prioritize and cater to students’ goals.”
Creel continued, “We’re inspired by the ways in which Dean College immerses students in their fields, all while fostering a welcoming community that will support them through and beyond their college years.”
Dean College is proud to be named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction.
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