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Carson-Newman again named a 2015-16 “College of Distinction” and “Christian College of Distinction”

(May 14, 2015) – Carson-Newman University has been named again a “College of Distinction” and a “Christian College of Distinction” for 2015-2016.

Carson-Newman is one of a select group of colleges to earn the prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes. The honor comes from the organization Colleges of Distinction.

“We are tremendously honored to be recognized as both a College of Distinction and Christian College of Distinction,” said Carson-Newman University President J. Randall O’Brien. “Our faculty and staff take their roles very seriously in keeping students the focus of what we do. They are the reason we are here. I think this honor speaks to that commitment.

High school college counselors and educators nominate colleges and universities for recognition by Colleges of Distinction, which then evaluates each school based on qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed. The selection process reviews such factors as the school’s first year experience, general education program, experiential components of the curriculum, the strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction.

“We focus on colleges that are deeply dedicated to students’ learning,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ offer innovative learning experiences that educate, nurture and transform students.”

To view Carson-Newman’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit: CollegeosfDistinction.com

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