Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

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By: Sasha Feldmann

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 9, 2018) — Mount St. Joseph 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.

Mount St. Joseph 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 collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research, living-learning communities, capstone projects, and cooperative education experiences.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Mount St. Joseph University as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. 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. Once again recognized as a College of Distinction, Mount St. Joseph University stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

Mount St. Joseph University has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business, education, and nursing.

The 21st-century job market now demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with the Mount's well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world. The Mount’s new Colleges of Distinction badges are true marks of honor in the world of higher education.

Read about  the Mount's recognition.

About the Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic institution grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the Mount is dedicated to students’ success and well-being, emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount was founded in 1920 as one of the only women’s colleges in the eastern United States at the time. Today the University educates a diverse coeducational population of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation.

About Colleges of Distinction

Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have honored schools throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The cohort of schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors.