2012-2013 Colleges of Distinction Designate Honors to 294 Colleges and Universities in North America

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 294 colleges and universities representing 42 states and two countries, United States and Canada, are honored as Colleges of Distinction for the 2012-2013 school year.

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"These schools are among the very best in North America. Each school goes above and beyond the Four Distinctions that reallymake an undergraduate education: Great Students, Engaged Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes," said Tyson Schritter, Executive Editor of the Colleges of Distinction eGuidebook (available via Amazon, Apple's iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble's Nook Bookstore) and corresponding website, CollegesofDistinction.com.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors' recommendations as well as quantitative research. Schools featured on CollegesofDistinction.com represent the cutting edge of higher education including experiential learning, study abroad, and internships.  

The website, CollegeofDistinction.com, offers free 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 designated as College of Distinction is unique, they are all a great place to get an education," Schritter said. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools. High school students can use the site to find the right school for them.

2012 – 2013 Colleges of Distinction:

Birmingham-Southern College
Samford University
Spring Hill College
University of Montevallo

Prescott College

John Brown University

Azusa Pacific University
California Baptist University
California College of the Arts
Chapman University
Dominican University of California
Holy Names University
Mills College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Pacific Union College
Saint Mary's College of California
Simpson University
University of La Verne
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Vanguard University
Westmont College
Whittier College
Woodbury University

Colorado Christian University
Colorado Mesa University
Fort Lewis College
Naropa University
University of Denver

Eastern Connecticut State University
Fairfield University
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
University of Hartford
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph

Florida Southern College
New College of Florida
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Rollins College
Saint Leo University
Stetson University

Agnes Scott College
Brenau University
Georgia College
Georgia Gwinnett College
Mercer University
Oglethorpe University
Young Harris College

Northwest Nazarene University

Aurora University
Concordia University Chicago
Dominican University
Elmhurst College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Lake Forest College
Lewis University
Loyola University Chicago
McKendree University
Millikin University
Monmouth College
North Central College
Olivet Nazarene University
Quincy University
Robert Morris University
Saint Xavier University
University of St. Francis

Anderson University of Indiana
Bethel College Indiana
Goshen College
Holy Cross College
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Taylor University
Trine University
University of Evansville

Buena Vista University
Cornell College
Loras College
Luther College
Maharishi University of Management
Mount Mercy University
Wartburg College

Baker University
Benedictine College
Bethel College
Tabor College

Asbury University
Berea College
Centre College
Georgetown College
Thomas More College
Transylvania University

Loyola University New Orleans

Unity College
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias

Frostburg State University
Hood College
Mount St. Mary's University
Salisbury University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Washington College

Anna Maria College
Art Institute of Boston
Assumption College
Bay Path College
Eastern Nazarene College
Emmanuel College
Gordon College
Lasell College
Lesley University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Merrimack College
Pine Manor College
Regis College
Simmons College
Springfield College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Western New England University
Wheelock College

Adrian College
Albion College
Alma College
Calvin College
Cornerstone University
Hillsdale College
Kettering University
Madonna University
Siena Heights University

Augsburg College
College of St. Scholastica
St. Catherine University

Belhaven University
Blue Mountain College
Millsaps College
William Carey University

Columbia College
Park University
Saint Louis University
Truman State University
Westminster College of Missouri
William Jewell College

College of Saint Mary
Creighton University
Doane College
Wayne State College

New Hampshire
Rivier University
Saint Anselm College
Southern New Hampshire University

New Jersey
Ramapo College
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Saint Peter's College
Seton Hall University

New York
Adelphi University
Buffalo State, SUNY
Canisius College
Cazenovia College
College of Saint Rose
Concordia College New York
D'Youville College
Daemen College
Dominican College
Dowling College
Fordham University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Manhattan College
Marymount Manhattan College
Mercy College
Molloy College
Niagara University
Siena College
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Oswego
The College at BrockportSUNY
The Sage Colleges

North Carolina
High Point University
Meredith College
Mount Olive College
Pfeiffer University
Salem College
Warren Wilson College
Western Carolina University

Defiance College
Hiram College
Lake Erie College
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Dayton
Urbana University
Walsh University
Wittenberg University
Xavier University

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
The University of Tulsa

Eastern Oregon University
George Fox University
Linfield College
Northwest Christian University
Pacific University
University of Portland
Willamette University

Arcadia University
Chatham University
Eastern University
Geneva College
Grove City College
Keystone College
King's College
La Roche College
Messiah College
Misericordia University
Moravian College
Mount Aloysius College
Muhlenberg College
Neumann University
Rosemont College
Saint Francis University
Slippery Rock University
Susquehanna University

Rhode Island
Providence College
Rhode Island College
Roger Williams University

South Carolina
Coastal Carolina University
Coker College
College of Charleston
Columbia College South Carolina
Presbyterian College
Dakota Wesleyan University

South Dakota
Dakota Wesleyan University

Belmont University
King College
Lee University
Lipscomb University
Maryville College
Milligan College
Rhodes College
Trevecca Nazarene University
Union University
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of the South

Abilene Christian University
Angelo State University
Hardin-Simmons University
Lubbock Christian University
McMurry University
Southern Methodist University
St. Mary's University of San Antonio
Texas Christian University
University of Dallas

Westminster College of Utah

Goddard College
Green Mountain College
Saint Michael's College

Averett University
Emory & Henry College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hollins University
Mary Baldwin College
Randolph College
Roanoke College
University of Mary Washington
Virginia Intermont College
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Wesleyan College

Antioch University of Seattle
Central Washington University
Gonzaga University
Saint Martin's University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
Whitworth University

West Virginia
Bethany College
Davis & Elkins College
Shepherd University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Wheeling Jesuit University

Concordia University Wisconsin
Edgewood College
Lawrence University
Marquette University
Ripon College
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin Superior

Trinity Western University

For more information:
Katie Creel
Executive Partner

Four Distinctions, LLC

Four Distinctions, LLC is a company dedicated to higher education. We believe young people need resources to find the right college or university for them in order to learn to think, to grow, and to thrive. The resources we develop, update, and support include promotional websites and electronic books for tablets, smartphones, and computers. The resources have been developed specifically for young people, their families, and high school counselors.

Media Contact: Katie Creel Four Distinctions, LLC, 512-994-0203, kcreel@collegesofdistinction.com

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