MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has once again been named a College of Distinction, the only public institution in Alabama to receive this designation.
Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors and must excel in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The methodology to select a school includes both qualitative and quantitative information. Interviews are conducted with college admission experts, faculty and staff at each accepted college, administrators at other colleges and high school counselors. Also considered are graduation rates, classroom size and other statistics that reflect the four distinctions.
In order to engage students, the University of Montevallo offers a variety of learning experiences such as undergraduate research, study abroad, internships and more. Learning is frequently “hands-on,” and faculty work with students to develop not only as scholars, but also as responsible and productive citizens.
Graduates of Colleges of Distinction are recognized both by graduate schools and employers as being well prepared for the next step in their careers, and placement records are high. Alumni also tend to remain engaged long after graduation.
Information on Colleges of Distinction is available at: http://www.collegesofdistinction.com.
For information about the University of Montevallo as a College of Distinction, go to: http://www.collegesofdistinction.com/school/university-of-montevallo/.