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CSU earns national recognition as College of Distinction

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CSU earns national recognition as College of Distinction

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Colleges of DistinctionInnovative learning opportunities at Charleston Southern University have earned the school recognition among the nations Colleges of Distinction.

Colleges of Distinction is delighted to honor Charleston Southern University for its success in expanding programming by developing competencies relevant to graduates lives, said Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. Active engagement is well recognized as a key to ensuring that undergraduates get the most out of their educations, and it has proven correlation with on-time graduation as well. Students increasingly demand access to hands-on learning, and Colleges of Distinction congratulates Charleston Southern for leading the way in the development of new methodologies that prepare students for the future.

Schools must demonstrate results across the Four DistinctionsEngaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. Each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.

The annual process to select the nations Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institutions freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures. Colleges of Distinction provides more than just a ranking or a tally of test scores. We identify colleges that offer every student an educationally rewarding experience, said Schritter.

The Colleges of Distinction have earned solid reputations for nurturing and serving their students across every measure. Like Charleston Southern University, our member schools provide the affirming undergraduate experience every student deserves.

To view Charleston Southerns profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit

About Colleges of Distinction

Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and e-guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. For more information, visit