Fulton, MO (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
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.
Founded in 1851, Westminster College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in America, according to all major educational ranking firms including U.S.News & World Report, Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review and Washington Monthly. National high school counselors recognize Westminster as one of the Top Two Liberal Arts Colleges in Missouri to receive the best education. This selective college for men and women operates on two campuses, one an 86-acre residential campus in Fulton, MO, and a second Southwestern urban campus in the vibrant downtown of Mesa, AZ. Ninety-five percent of Westminster graduates start their first job or enroll in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.
To learn more about Westminster College, people can visit the College web site at http://www.westminster-mo.edu.