Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University is Recognized as College of Distinction

Academics, Alumni & Giving, Career Resources, Student Life, School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Sciences

By: Kathleen Cardwell

File Under: awards, business, education, mission, nursing, outcomes, recognition

Graphic: 2017-18 College of Distinction Badge

For its continued dedication to high-impact educational practices, Mount St. Joseph University has been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. The Mount also received this recognition on the Catholic Colleges of Distinction List as well as the Colleges of Distinction in Ohio.

The Mount has worked hard to create a learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also build character in such programs as: service learning, undergraduate research, living-learning communities, capstone projects, and cooperative education.

“We are honored to name Mount St. Joseph University as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction applauds the Mount for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum, enriching the college experience with high-impact educational practices, and providing every student with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.”

The annual process of selecting the nation’s Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, general education program, and strategic plan, as well as alumni success, satisfaction measures, and more.

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.

Colleges of Distinction granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record for success. Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member 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. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit To view the Mount's profile, visit Colleges of Distinction--Mount St. Joseph University.