MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (July 2, 2012) — Milligan College is one of the 200 colleges and universities nationwide to be featured in the 2012-2013 Colleges of Distinction, a college guide that helps high school students discover the best places to learn, grow and succeed. Milligan also was recognized in the 2011-2012 edition.
Colleges of Distinction honors colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in four distinctions of educational quality including student engagement, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. The schools vary in size from universities of 7,000 students to small liberal arts colleges of 1,000 or fewer.
Institutions featured in the guide have a strong national reputation and provide innovative learning experiences for undergraduates, an active campus community with opportunities for personal development and a quality education respected by employers and grad schools, according to the guide’s criteria.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a ‘College of Distinction’ for the second consecutive year, as Milligan’s core values are a good fit with the characteristics highlighted in the guide,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “We often hear from our students and alumni how much they appreciate Milligan’s commitment to scholarship, community and faith. The caring faculty and the many opportunities students have to serve inside and outside the classroom are hallmarks of our campus community and prepare our graduates for success.”
Students and their parents can learn more about what Milligan offers in each of the four distinctions in the Colleges of Distinction online guide (www.collegesofdistinction.com) or in the printed guide, available later this fall and distributed to high school and community college counselors. In addition, students may sign up online to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Colleges of Distinction.
“Colleges of Distinction is a useful tool for prospective students,” said Lee Fierbaugh, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “Students can certainly get a great picture of our mission and programs from the guide, but the best way to experience the Milligan community is to visit. When prospective students are on campus, they can talk to our faculty, interact with students and see firsthand what makes Milligan such a special place.”
Milligan is consistently named one of the top 10 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation’s top 100 baccalaureate colleges by Washington Monthly.
MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers 30 undergraduate majors and four master’s degrees. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-447-5922.