Assumption Named a 2018-19 Colleges of Distinction
Assumption College has been recognized as a 2018-19 Colleges of Distinction for providing students with rich experiences and implementing practices that, according to the organization, yield “long-term high satisfaction and success.” Assumption is just one of three colleges in the city of Worcester, and one of 20 in the entire state of Massachusetts, to be named a Colleges of Distinction list.
According to the Colleges of Distinction website, each of the schools on the list “have been carefully selected as distinguished institutions, measured by the experiences students come away with and the memories they can create as they invest in their futures, so students can choose not only “the ‘best college’, but the right college.”
A liberal arts college steeped in the Catholic tradition, Assumption offers students 35 majors and 47 minors, each of which is enhanced by the College’s robust liberal arts Core Curriculum. Through the Core, as well as majors in the traditional humanities, Assumption strives to form individuals known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Colleges of Distinction “provides students with a list of schools that offer remarkable experiences that help them learn, grow, and succeed.” Included institutions are measured based on their High Impact practices—such as positively affecting a student’s educational outcome, improves student engagement and retention, works for students from a variety of different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and provides lifelong learning strategies—as well as the organization’s Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
According to their website, Colleges of Distinction’s mission it to “help parents and students find not just the ‘best college,’ but the right college.” Since 2000, the organization has been a trusted resource for more than 40,000 guidance counselors across the United States, thousands of parents and students, and hundreds of colleges and universities.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College