Lee University Honored As A College Of Distinction

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lee University will now be featured on collegesofdistinction.com, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. 

“Schools designated as Colleges of Distinction create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors’ recommendations as well as quantitative research.

Once nominated, the colleges are assessed using four distinctions including student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community, and success of graduates. 

Schools featured on the CoD website must meet minimum standards in each category. Lee will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction website which highlights how Lee excels in these four categories. 

“We are pleased to have been selected as a College of Distinction for 2012–2013,” said Vice President for Enrollment Phil Cook. “To be recognized in three separate categories including College of Distinction, Tennessee College of Distinction, and Christian College of Distinction is a noteworthy accomplishment.”  

“Lee has been striving to be an exemplary university in student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of our graduates and this selection affirms the idea that Lee is meeting that distinctive.”

The CoD website offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents, and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities. 

"While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education,” said Mr. Schritter.

To view Lee’s profile visit http://www.collegesofdistinction.com/college-profiles/TN-tennessee/327-lee-university.html 

For more information about Lee University visit www.leeuniversity.edu or call 614-8000.

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