September 6, 2017

University honored by Colleges of Distinction for extraordinary professional programming

National guide for colleges endorses University of Montevallo for holistic professional education 

For years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience, as well as a thorough liberal arts education. 

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, University of Montevallo has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in Business and Education. The 21st-century job market now demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with University of Montevallo’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world.  

“We are ecstatic to celebrate University of Montevallo for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of High-Impact Practices, University of Montevallo continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.” 

University of Montevallo’s new Field of Study badges are true marks of honor in the world of higher education. Colleges of Distinction 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 badgeEducation: University of Montevallo’s future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative, and efficient mentors for their students. University of Montevallo’s Education programs include Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Exercise and Nutrition Science, and Secondary Education.  

Business badgeBusiness: The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. University of Montevallo’s programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and nonprofit studies keep their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry. 


About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. 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