Colleges of Distinction has honored Friends University for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in the areas of business and education. The 21st-century job market demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical thinkers. With Friends University’s well-rounded approach to career development, students are prepared to take on the post-graduate world.
“We celebrate Friends University for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of high-impact practices, Friends University continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.”
Colleges of Distinction granted these field-of-study badges after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record of success.
Friends University’s future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative and efficient mentors for their students. Friends University’s education programs include teacher education degrees at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. Business-based bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Friends University keep future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry.
Friends University has been recognized as an overall College of Distinction since 2014 and is one of only six Kansas colleges selected as a College of Distinction this year.
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.