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Springfield College Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

SPRINGFIELD — Innovative application of high-impact educational practices at Springfield College earned the school recognition in the national Colleges of Distinction guidebook. Springfield College students earn college credit and valuable life experience while participating in study-abroad programs, as well as through service learning and quality internships.

“We’re so happy to award Springfield College for developing skills relevant to graduates’ lives,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. “High student engagement in college is one of the keys to a successful undergraduate education. With an increasing emphasis on hands-on learning techniques, Colleges of Distinction applauds Springfield College for practicing methodologies that prepare students for their futures.”

Schools must demonstrate results across the four distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. High-school counselors and educators make nominations, and each school is evaluated on key indicators, including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the four distinctions and have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.

The annual selection process also includes a review of each institution’s first-year student experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures. To view Springfield College’s profile, visit collegesofdistinction.com.

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