Radford University recently earned College of Distinction status for the 2016-17 academic year from the publication of the same name, earning the honor for its teacher-centered undergraduate education.
A College of Distinction is one that has
gained national recognition for excellence, demonstrates a strong emphasis on
undergraduate education, offers innovative learning experiences, boasts an active campus, and is valued by graduate schools and employers for its
preparation of undergraduate students.
“We are honored to earn acknowledgement as
a College of Distinction,” Radford President Brian Hemphill said. “The core
of Radford University’s education experience has long been our campus
community’s commitment to engaged learning and successful teaching.”
To earn the College of Distinction
designation, universities must impress high school counselors and educators,
who make the nominations, and show significant achievements in student
engagement, student empowerment and curricular innovation. The review process
used to select institutions for the Colleges of Distinction list also includes
evaluations of each school’s freshman experience, general education, strategic
plan and alumni success and satisfaction.
“Radford University continues to provide an
innovative, engaged experience that prepares students for successful careers,
active citizenship and lifelong learning,” College of Distinction founder
Wes Creel said.