Westminster College Recognized As College of Distinction 


Officials at Westminster College in Fulton, MO have been notified that the nationally ranked liberal arts college was selected as one of the Colleges of Distinction from Missouri.
Only six Missouri colleges and universities were cited for this honor.  Colleges and universities are nominated by high school counselors. 
Colleges of Distinction is a national college guide to undergraduate schools for students, counselors and parents that bases its findings on the engagement of the students, the quality of the teaching, the vibrancy of the campus community and the success of its graduates.
The research staff of the company interviews staff and faculty at the schools under consideration, gains information from college admissions experts around the country and collects feedback from administrators at other colleges and high school counselors across the country.
Data evaluated includes graduation rates, classroom size, employment and advanced study placements; co-curricular and leadership development opportunities on campus; scope of the learning, ranging from “hands-on” techniques and research to field work, internships abroad and service learning; innovative curriculum; and classes taught by professors rather than graduate students or teaching assistants.
The evaluators visit each campus to get a feel for the level of student engagement and the quality of the teaching.  They look for trends in the data that will help students understand where the college is headed, rather than where it has been.
Each college or university selected for inclusion receives a profile on the guide’s website and copies of the guide books are distributed to thousands of high school and community college counselors.
Interested students and parents can find out more information by going to the website http://www.collegesofdistinction.com/home.html.