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RIC selected as a College of Distinction, a leader in educational excellence


Rhode Island College has been named an educational leader by CollegesofDistinction.com, an online guide that features colleges and universities that appeal to students' and prospective students' unique and varied interests.

Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality.

In order to qualify, RIC was required to demonstrate excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

“When I read the characteristics that Colleges of Distinction have in common, I thought immediately – that’s RIC. The devotion of our faculty and staff to our students creates the quality education being recognized by this honor,” said RIC President Nancy Carriuolo. “

The goal of Colleges of Distinction is to provide students, counselors, and parents with information about colleges and universities that excel in these four areas. Featured schools take a holistic approach to admissions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and have a national reputation.

“Schools selected as Colleges of Distinction create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education.”

The website includes college profiles, tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.

To see RIC’s profile and learn more about the online guide, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com.