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Lake Erie College named a College of Distinction

Lake Erie College is known as an institution where students get in and stand out in academics, athletics and students activities. Now, it is known as a “College of Distinction.”
Colleges of Distinction is a college guide with a unique approach. Instead of focusing on the famous and affluent schools, the guide focuses on the colleges that are the best places to learn, grow and succeed. According to the organization, both prominent names and “hidden gems” are on the Guide’s list, which can be accessed online at
The goal of Colleges of Distinction is to provide students, counselors and parents with information about institutions that excel in the key areas of engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
A College of Distinction is defined as being nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent institution. Every institution in the guide has been honored for the excellence of its programs and is highly recommended by those in the know about college education.
Institutions named as a “College of Distinction” are strongly focused on teaching undergraduates. This means that students are taught by real professors, not by graduate students or teaching assistants, and faculty actually know their students by name – keeping them challenged and interested.
In order to be recognized with this honor, the College must also be home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences. Students must be more than majors or GPAs, and learning must be more than attending classes. From study abroad to service learning and internships, these institutions sponsor many exciting hands-on programs that open up new ideas, new worlds and new opportunities.
A “College of Distinction” possesses an active campus with many opportunities for personal development. These are real residential communities where a student’s sport, hobby or passion is found, along with the encouragement to pursue it.
Lastly, those colleges’ named to the list are highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation. Whether students want a Ph.D., an MBA or just a great job, these schools have a long track record of successful graduates.
“We’ve always known that Lake Erie College has a long-standing tradition of excellence, but now an even larger audience will know of our value,” said President Michael T. Victor.
Colleges of Distinction is the brainchild of a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. This diverse group's goal is to improve the current state of the college admissions process by providing consumers with the best possible information about higher education.
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