Hiram College

Innovative application of high impact educational practices has again earned Hiram College recognition as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction and Ohio Colleges of Distinction.  

Ohio College of DistinctionCollege of DistinctionA college guide, Colleges of Distinction assess higher education institutions in several categories, including the institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

A College of Distinction is nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school; strongly focused on teaching undergraduates; home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, an active campus with many opportunities for personal development; and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation.

In addition, Hiram’s Scarborough School of Business and Communication, Education Department, and Nursing Department received specialized recognition for innovative leadership in each respective field. 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.


Education College of DistinctionHiram College is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable, but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. The Education Department 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 100% passing the educator licensure exam.


Nursing College of DistinctionHiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded, and socially and culturally responsible. 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.


Business College of DistinctionThe 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/