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Caldwell University Named a College of Distinction

Thursday, July 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

Colleges of Catholic 2018-2019 Distinction Badge

From the Caldwell University newsroom:

Student-centered guide for colleges endorses authentic learning strategies in professional education

Caldwell University has once again been honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, specifically in the academic areas of business, education and nursing. Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker not only to be knowledgeable but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. Caldwell University’s curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing students to take on the postgraduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

“Caldwell University continues to impress with its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Its extensive liberal arts curriculum informs and enriches everything students do both in and out of the classroom. And with such an involved engagement of experiential high-impact practices, Caldwell University continues to go the extra mile in professional education.”

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience with a thorough, hands-on liberal arts education. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

Caldwell University’s Field of Study badges are marks of honor in the world of higher education, representing programs that invest in student engagement in fields that demand innovative, critical thinking. Colleges of Distinction has granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success.

Education – Caldwell University’s undergraduate education programs include:

B.A. in Elementary Education (K-6 Certificate)

B.A. in Secondary Education (K-12 Certificate)

Teacher of Preschool through Grade Three (PreK-3) Endorsement

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement and Middle School Endorsement. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Nursing – The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which provides an exceptional curriculum to prepare professional nurses for practice in today’s global environment. The program is structured to provide a strong liberal arts foundation that is further developed in nursing course work, which includes clinical and laboratory activities. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of health care agencies and community centers in the region. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Caldwell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Business: Caldwell offers a number of undergraduate business degrees including:

B.S. in Accounting

B.S. in Business Administration (online and on-campus)

Business Administration (without concentration)

Global Business

Human Resource Management

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Sport Management

B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Business Systems

Information Technology

B.S. in Financial Economics

B.S. in Health Care Administration

B.S. in Marketing

B.S. in Sport Management

The business programs at Caldwell University have been accredited by ACBSP since 2008.

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the United States for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit