May 16, 2017

University of Montevallo named 2017 College of Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. UM is also one of only two schools in Alabama designated with a Public College of Distinction achievement.


The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates by meeting student’s individual interests, needs and career aspirations.


Each distinguished college is subject to a rigorous research process including in-person campus visits, interviews with a cross-section of the campus community, school records research and discussions with admissions directors and staff.


This research produces verifiable results across four distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.


“The schools with profiles in this guidebook emphasize core skills such as critical thinking, writing, research and global perspectives. They must also offer out-of-classroom learning programs,” said Colleges of Distinction Executive Editor Tyson Schritter. “Each school provides an excellent undergraduate education as well as valuable life experience.”


The member schools in the Public Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience.


“Montevallo’s inclusion in this prestigious ranking for a sixth year is a true testament to the dedication our faculty and staff have for the success of our students,” said Tammi Dahle, vice president for enrollment and student affairs and dean of students.


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