Friends University receives National Endorsement for business and education programs

Wichita, Kan. — Colleges of Distinction advocates for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. Friends University has excelled at having students graduate and enter the workforce with solid, well-developed critical thinking skills as well as the ability to adapt in an ever-changing society.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for those entering the job market to have the kind of experiential education offered in the business and education programs at Friends University.  

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, Friends University has received specialized recognition in business, education and as a Christian college. These additional accolades were borne out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical- and soft-skills development. Friends University has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.

“We complete a thorough review of the programs in question before giving the awards,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “We’re looking for such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Friends University really exemplifies these qualities.”

Education: Friends University is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable, but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. Friends University Education programs include art education; biology; elementary education; English language arts; health and physical education; history, government and social studies; math; music; physical education; Spanish; and speech and theatre education. For additional information on Friends University education programs, visit here.

Business: Globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies. Friends University’s degree programs in accounting, business administration, finance, international business and marketing with minors in accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, health care management, human resource management, leadership, management, marketing operations management and Spanish, keep their future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry. For additional information on Friends University business programs, visit here.

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