Once again, Mount Aloysius College was notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education, and Nursing majors and Career Development office have also all been singled out for College of Distinction individual program recognition. College of Distinction recognition is reserved for colleges and universities that excel in “student-focused” education. Colleges and universities are nominated for Colleges of Distinction recognition by high school counselor recommendations and quantitative research.
Colleges of Distinction are assessed using four criteria: Engaged Students – the college creates an environment which encourages students to speak up and challenge the status quo; Excellent Teaching–the college’s faculty fosters new ways of thinking; Vibrant Community–students are exposed to community- and career-oriented learning experiences and internships; and Successful Outcomes–the college prepares students with a portfolio for a successful career upon graduation. Colleges featured on CollegesofDistinction.com must meet or exceed standards in each of these four categories.