Hiram College is pleased to announce that it was named a College of Distinction for its high-impact and innovative education practices by the national college rating guide, Colleges of Distinction.
Hiram earned this recognition for its highly engaged students, excellent-quality education, vibrant community and successful outcomes. Initiatives such as Hiram Connect, through which students are guaranteed to complete an internship, study-away or research experience while enrolled; and Hiram’s distinctive 12-Week/3-Week semester structure helped earn Hiram the honor. Hiram is one of only 13 colleges in Ohio to be selected for the list.
“We’re so happy to award Hiram College for developing skills relevant to graduates’ lives,” says Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. “High student engagement in college is one of the keys to a successful undergraduate education. With an increasing emphasis on hands-on learning techniques, Colleges of Distinction applauds Hiram for practicing methodologies that prepare students for their futures.”
Schools must demonstrate results across the four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. High school counselors and educators make nominations, and each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment and curricular innovation. Colleges of Distinction demonstrate dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities.
Student engagement and empowerment are not uncommon on Hiram’s campus. Hiram College junior Ceara Nario-Redmond, for instance, regularly addresses audiences with her disability culture presentation to generate awareness of the disability community with the help of faculty and student groups. It’s just one example of student engagement at Hiram College.
The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures.
To view Hiram’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegeosfDistinction.com.
In addition to being a College of Distinction, Hiram is also one of only 30 colleges in the country to be included in the Colleges That Change Lives organization, and is ranked nationally and regionally for value and academic excellence by Forbes, Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly.