Friends University earns renewal from Colleges of Distinction

Friends University has once again been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Selected based on its adherence to Colleges of Distinction’s four distinctions, Friends University demonstrates engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Through high-impact educational practices, Friends University’s programs engage students with character-building first-year seminars, community-based learning programs, service-learning programs, alternative spring breaks, diversity and global learning programs, intensive language programs, interdisciplinary programs, collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research, living-learning communities, common intellectual experiences, capstone projects, study abroad programs and internships.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Friends 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 Friends University’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.”

Colleges of Distinction reviews each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction and more.

Friends University received additional accolades from Colleges of Distinction for its business and education programs, which Friends University has received for two years since the company began recognizing specific programs in 2017-18. Friends University was selected for its program rankings based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record of success.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.