Hiram College has again been recognized for excellence in higher education, earning a place as one of the nation’s 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction and Ohio Colleges of Distinction. With a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, Hiram has proven itself to be at the forefront of higher education.

Founded in 2000, Colleges of Distinction lists only those institutions that meet four criteria: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. The selection process consists of detailed interviews and research for each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more.

Hiram also achieved program-specific recognition for its Nursing Department, Education Department, and Scarborough School of Business and Communication. These additional accolades were borne out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical- and soft-skills development. Hiram College has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.


Hiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded, and socially and culturally responsible. Hiram’s nursing students experience a wide range of specialties during their educational journey including adult, pediatric, gerontological, community, critical care, and psychiatric mental health. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, the College’s direct entry nursing program enables its students to take calculated action, even in high-pressure situations.


Hiram College is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable, but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. Students pursuing a licensure degree in education from Hiram learn by doing, both in the field and in campus classrooms, with faculty support as they engage in deep and connected experiences with learners. The Teacher Licensure program at Hiram College is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the College’s teacher licensure candidates rank among the top in the state with strong passage rates on the educator licensure exam.


The Scarborough School of Business and Communication educates and challenges students to become leaders and innovators who create value for themselves, their profession, and their community. Through interdisciplinary learning and real-world experiences, programs in management, marketing, accounting and financial management, communication, and sport management help students develop the higher order skills today’s employers are seeking.

To view Hiram College’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences the College offers, visit https://collegesofdistinction.com/school/hiram-college/

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