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Rivier University Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

Rivier University has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

The University has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building first-year seminars, service-learning programs, diversity and global learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, professional development programs, capstone and internship experiences.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Rivier 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 Rivier 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’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

“Colleges of Distinction is far more than a ranking list of colleges and universities,” said Schritter. “We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Rivier University stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

In addition to being selected as a College of Distinction, Rivier has received program-specific recognition in Business, Nursing, and Education. These Field of Study awards acknowledge Rivier’s investment in educational experiences that foster student engagement, innovation, and critical thinking. “Rivier University continues to impress with its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Schritter.

To view Rivier University’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit Colleges of Distinction.