EWU named College of Distinction

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Eastern Washington University has been recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction, the second consecutive year EWU has earned this national honor.

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.

Graphic: EWU's "Colleges of Distinction" Designations for 2018-2019 are for Public Schools, Business, Education, Engineering and Nursing

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Eastern Washington University 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 EWU’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.”

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.

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.

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.