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Lenoir-Rhyne University Named College of Distinction, National college guide honors distinctive educational excellence

Mon Mar 17 2014

HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. LRU was found to excel in all Four Distinctions and will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction™ website.

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 then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

“We focus on colleges that are the best places to learn, grow and succeed,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country.”

To view Lenoir-Rhyne University’s profile or to find more information about the online guide visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

About Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction is a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. CollegesofDistinction.com offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents, and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities. Schools are selected based on college counselor recommendations and research, and evaluated on excellence in the Four Distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com

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