Goldey-Beacom College Honored as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction

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Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) has been named a College of Distinction (COD) for the 2023-2024 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life and successful outcomes.

GBC has been named in four categories:

• 2023-2024 College of Distinction
• 2023-2024 College of Distinction, Delaware
• 2023-2024 College of Distinction, Business
• 2023-2024 College of Distinction, Career Development

“Receiving four distinctions for the second consecutive year reflects the steady progress the College has made in many areas including increased degree program offerings and additional student opportunities,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of GBC.

“In addition, the College’s 2022 first-time inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report rankings as well as its recent designation in April 2023 as an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) have further synthesized the College’s message of diversity and inclusion,” Dr. Keith added.

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, accepting only those that adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. As a College of Distinction, Goldey-Beacom College has shown excellence in each of these areas, providing its students with a well-rounded, practical education that prepares them for successful careers and lives.

“We believe that engaged students are successful students,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer at Colleges of Distinction.” And Goldey-Beacom College’s dedication to experiential learning shows us that each of its students has the opportunity to play an active role in their education.”

“We don’t rank our schools,” said Schritter. “Every student has individual needs and flourishes in a specific environment. We prefer to focus on the innovative ways that colleges all around the country are providing an enriching undergraduate experience.” Goldey-Beacom College ‘s inclusion as a College of Distinction is a testament to the way it caters to its own students’ potential and goals, helping them achieve success in unique ways that cannot be ranked against others.

To be named a College of Distinction, Goldey-Beacom College demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education in such factors as student engagement, teaching excellence, outcomes-based learning, and community involvement.

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