EWU named College of Distinction

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices, Eastern Washington University has been named one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction.

This recognition shows Eastern has created a truly unique learning environment where students not only earn their college degree and valuable life experience, but they also participate in innovative learning opportunities.   Examples of those innovative learning opportunities include the First-Year Experience, service and community-based learning programs, diversity initiatives, study abroad and global learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, capstone projects and internships.  

"We are honored to name Eastern Washington University as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success," said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. "Colleges of Distinction applauds EWU for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum and enriching the college experience with its educational practices."  

The annual process of selecting the nation's Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the four distinctions-engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution's freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, alumni success, satisfaction measures and more.  

"This is more than a ranking. This shows Eastern is not only fully invested in our students' success, but focused on producing well-rounded graduates who are prepared for a global society and economy," said EWU Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Gordon.  

To view Eastern's profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com/school/eastern-washington-university/.  

About Colleges of Distinction Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.