REDDING, Calif. — By demonstrating continued dedication to High-Impact Educational Practices, Simpson University has been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.
Simpson University has created a unique learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also participate in character-building first-year seminars, service learning programs, intensive writing courses, national and global service trips, collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research, capstone projects, study abroad programs, internships, and more.
“We are truly honored to name Simpson University as a College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction applauds Simpson University for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum, enriching the college experience with High-Impact Educational Practices, and fostering a commitment to provide its students with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.”
The selection process at 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 as well as its general education program, strategic plan, alumni success, satisfaction measures, and more.
“Colleges of Distinction is much more than an annual ranking of colleges and universities. Our goal is to select schools that are 100 percent focused on the student experience, driven to produce well-rounded graduates who are prepared for a global society and economy,” said Schritter. “Becoming a College of Distinction, like Simpson University, is proof that the institutions we select are fully invested in their students’ success, beginning on day one and continuing through the rest of their lives.”
About Colleges of Distinction
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 CollegesofDistinction.com.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, A.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.