Florida Southern College Honored Among National Colleges Of Distinction

Jul 11, 2018

by Staff

Florida Southern College has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the 12th consecutive year.

Florida Southern College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building opportunities, and provides innovative programs in fields like computer science, education, accounting and nursing. Florida Southern College recently announced the launch of a new doctor of physical therapy program, as well as the establishment of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health, which will house a unique interdisciplinary program that will be the first of its kind in the United States linking early childhood learning and childhood health.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Florida Southern College 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 Florida Southern College’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 the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

“Colleges of Distinction is far more than a ranking list of colleges and universities,” said Schritter. “We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Florida Southern College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”