UW-Whitewater honored among national Colleges of Distinction

July 10, 2018

Photos by Craig Schreiner   |  Graphics by Ed Gansen

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been named among the Colleges of Distinction — a national honor that recognizes campuses for exceptional teaching and dedication to student success.

“Most college guidebooks and rankings publications focus on traditional quantitative measures to compare institutions, whereas Colleges of Distinction includes universities that have distinguished themselves through qualitative aspects of the college experience,” said Lynsey Schwabrow, chief of institutional research and planning at UW-Whitewater.

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:

Distinction1 Engaged Students

Distinction 2 Great Teaching

Distinction 3 Vibrant Community

Distinction 4 Successful Outcomes

In addition to receiving the campus-wide badge of distinction, UW-Whitewater earned additional badges to highlight the university's excellence in business and education, and as a public institution.

Colleges of Distinction website >>