category: Academics

Carson-Newman again named a College of Distinction

(July 27, 2018) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University has been named a College of Distinction for 2018-2019, with additional recognitions as a Tennessee College of Distinction and a Christian College of Distinction.

Moreover, the University received program-specific recognition in nursing, education and business.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Carson-Newman University as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Carson-Newman’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of high-impact educational practices that are most crucial for student development. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Carson-Newman has received the designation several times in recent years.

“It is always an honor to receive this recognition,” said Paul Percy, the University’s executive vice president and provost. “Our dedication to helping students achieve their dreams is unwavering. Carson-Newman’s faculty and staff walk alongside our students to ensure they have a positive, enriching college experience both inside the classroom and in our community.

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.

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

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has over 2,500 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Previous Post

Eagle Anglers reel in top-20 finish in national championship

Next Post

Video celebrating C-N’s location lands prestigious awards

Related Posts

  • Academics

    Seminary Day connects students and seminary reps

    Carson-Newman University welcomed representatives of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to campus on Feb. 14. As part of Seminary Day at […]

  • Academics

    C-N’s Alpha Chi chapter finds itself in familiar territory

    When it comes to Carson-Newman University’s Alpha Chi chapter, Dr. Kip Wheeler is perfectly fine if history keeps repeating itself. The C-N chapter added another honor to its historical successes […]

  • Academics

    Connor honored with 2022 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award

    Dr. Lisa A. Connor is Carson-Newman University’s 2022 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award recipient. The announcement came during C-N’s Fall Convocation on Aug 23. Connor is an assistant professor in […]