Internships, undergraduate research, professional conferences, outdoor orientation, and capstone projects, are among the educational components that have earned Northland College the title, College of Distinction.
“Northland College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching,” said Tyson Schritter, the chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Northland College’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, Northland College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”