Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

Jul 17, 2014

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

“North Central was selected for providing an innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education with a strong record of preparing its graduates for real-world success,” according to the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction guide.

The guide says North Central College’s beautiful 65-acre campus in Naperville’s historic district is ideally situated just a short train or car ride away from Chicago, offering access to cultural events, internship and career opportunities.

Colleges of Distinction bases its findings on surveys of college admission experts around the country and interviews with staff and faculty at each accepted college. Qualitative factors considered include student engagement and quality of teaching and such quantitative data as graduation rates and class sizes.

Colleges of Distinction says its schools are nationally recognized by education professionals, strongly focused on teaching undergraduates, home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, have an active campus with many opportunities for personal development and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for outstanding preparation.

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